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Book Review of “100 Years, 100 Landscape Designs” by John Hill

by Katie Poppel

“100 Years, 100 Landscape Designs” by John Hill calls attention to one hundred landscape designs, one per year, from 1917 to 2017. Hill and his publisher, Prestel, team up to construct a book that is enthralling – in vis... Read article

Book Review of “This is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are” by Melody Warnick

by Kelly Hickler

In her 2016 book, “This is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are,” author Melody Warnick explores if a place can become the right place by our choosing to love it. She presents a list of ten “Love Where You Liv... Read article

Book Review of “Rural Studio” by Andrea Oppenheimer Dean and Timothy Hursley

by Alexandria Huff

In “Rural Studio: Samuel Mockbee and an Architecture of Decency” by Andrea Oppenheimer Dean and Timothy Hursley, the authors join words and images into a captivating narrative that creates a window into rural Hale County... Read article

Book Review of “The Language of Architecture” by Andrea Simitch and Val Warke

by Dan Malo

“The Language of Architecture: 26 Principles Every Architect Should Know” is an architectural textbook published in 2014 by Rockport Press, written by Andrea Simitch and Val Warke with essays by seven others. The book is... Read article

Book Review of “Infinite Suburbia” by Alan Berger, Joel Kotkin, and Celina Balderas Guzman

by Lynn Coppedge

“Infinite Suburbia,” a collection of essays edited by Alan Berger, Joel Kotkin, and Celina Balderas Guzman, challenges the suburban notion that Lewis Mumford once described as “a multitude of uniform unidentifiable house... Read article

Book Review of “Ghetto” by Mitchell Duneier

by Karsen Maruca

In “Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, The History of an Idea,” author Mitchell Duneier forwards a bold and important message: that the “ghetto” as an idea can be a powerful and indispensable tool. Despite the idea’s limi... Read article

Book Review of “The Well-Tempered City” by Jonathan F.P. Rose

by Colin Poff

Cities of the future will almost certainly play an increasingly central role in solving some of humanity’s most pressing issues. In “The Well-Tempered City,” author Jonathan F.P. Rose states that “the twenty-first centur... Read article

Book Review of “Toward an Urban Ecology” by Kate Orff

by Katie Poppel

Kate Orff’s “Toward an Urban Ecology” (2016) sets the stage for a potential (hopeful) direction for the discipline of landscape architecture and its allies. Most strikingly, SCAPE and Orff have pushed the norm for what a... Read article

Book Review of “Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City” by Richard Sennett

by Andrew Kinaci

Renowned sociologist and public intellectual Richard Sennett’s forthcoming book, “Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City,” is a sweeping, interdisciplinary examination of urban planning and urban life. Sennett sets a... Read article

Book Review of “The New Urban Crisis” by Richard Florida

by Karsen Maruca

In "The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class - And What We Can Do about It," author Richard Florida identifies and wrestles with one of the great... Read article

Book Review of “A $500 House in Detroit” by Drew Philp

by Sean Glowacz

“A $500 House in Detroit: Rebuilding an Abandoned Home and an American City,” by Drew Philp, is the story of Philp’s exploration for significance and purpose, and an expansive assessment of life in urban America. Drew Ph... Read article

Book Review of “Seeing the Better City: How to Explore, Observe, and Improve Urban Space” by Charles R. Wolfe

by Karsen Maruca

As urban populations skyrocket across the globe and the trend of migration from rural regions to big cities only intensifies, the everyday person is becoming more concerned with how the qualities of their urban environme... Read article

Book Review of “The Robotic Touch: How Robots Change Architecture”

by Erman Eruz

In a General Electric commercial, they present their vision of the future of work, a future where human-driven design is assisted by machines. The main actors of the commercial are 3-D printers and industrial robots, sug... Read article