10 'Classic' Reads on Urbanization and Development

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Looking for a career in development with a focus on urbanization? Here are ten ‘classic’ reads to add to your library...

Looking for a career in development with a focus on urbanization? Here are ten ‘classic’ reads to add to your library...

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  • 1. #DevReads 10 books you should read if you’d like to work in urbanization and development
  • 2. #DevReads Looking for a career in development with a focus on urbanization? Here are ten ‘classic’ reads to add to your library...
  • 3. Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, a New Urban World Robert Neuwirth ! Find this book on Google Books ! Find this book on Amazon
  • 4. The Death and Life of Great American Cities ! Jane Jacobs ! Find this book on Google Books ! Find this book on Amazon
  • 5. If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities Benjamin R. Barber Find this book on Google Books Find this book on Amazon
  • 6. China’s Urban Billion: The Story Behind the Biggest Migration in Human History Tom Miller Find this book on Google Books ! Find this book on Amazon
  • 7. African Cities: Alternative Visions of Urban Theory and Practice Garth A. Myers ! ! Find this book on Google Books ! Find this book on Amazon
  • 8. Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia Anthony M. Townsend Find this book on Google Books ! Find this book on Amazon
  • 9. Ordinary Cities: Between Modernity and Development Jennifer Robinson Find this book on Google Books ! Find this book on Amazon
  • 10. The Age of Migration, Fifth Edition: International Population Movements in the Modern World Stephen Castles, Hein de Haas and Mark J. Miller Find this book on Google Books ! Find this book on Amazon
  • 11. Urban Livelihoods: A PeopleCentred Approach to Reducing Poverty Tony Lloyd-Jones and Carole Rakodi (Editors) Find this book on Google Books ! Find this book on Amazon !
  • 12. World Cities Beyond the West: Globalization, Development and Inequality Josef Gugler (Editor) Find this book on Google Books Find this book on Amazon !
  • 13. How did we create this list? ! This list was compiled by a survey of available literature on the subject of urbanization and development. ! Want to recommend a book to add to this list? Comment below and tell us or tweet @devex #DevReads.