• Book recommendations

This list of book recommendations will be created as time goes...

1. “Triumph of the city: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier” by Edward Glaeser. — In this book, the economist Edward Glaeser explains why it makes sense to live and invest in cities. He gives several case studies and examples of the different conditions that bring to a high quality of life in different cities in the world.

2. "Cradle To Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things" by Michael Braungart& William McDonough. — Helps re-thinking the way of designing things.

3. "Sustainability: A cultural history" by Ulrich Grober. — This book talks about general knowledge and insights to understand the term ‘sustainability.

4. "Excerpts from the South in Architecture: Critical Positions in Architectural Regionalism" by  Lewis Mumford. — This book digs into materialization, vernacular architecture, and upcycling with theories and practices of Lewis Mumford and Gerardo Torres.

5. "Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan" by Rem Koolhaas.  — Gives examples of densification.

6. "The Village Against the World" by Dan Hancox.  — Focused on ideas for creating utopias that are based on a more transparent society and better communal living.

7. "Tracing the Developmentalist Regime of Productivity: Nation, Urban Space, and Workers' Habitat in Mexico City, 1940’s-1970’s by Monika Streule Maimaiterkerimu.  — Explains the urban planning, gentrification and traditional construction of Mexico City Centre.

to be continued...

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