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Return to the Center: Culture, Public Space, and City Building in a Global Era

Lawrence A. Herzog


A groundbreaking look at what cities built in the Hispanic tradition can teach us about effectively using central public spaces to foster civic interaction, neighborhood identity, and a sense of place.

Eugenics in the Garden: Transatlantic Architecture and the Crafting of Modernity

Fabiola Lรณpez-Durรกn


The first book to link eugenics with urban planning and the built environment, this volume traces how the โ€œscienceโ€ of race improvement spread from medicine to architecture as Latin Americans pursued a utopian project of modernization.

Beyond the City: Resource Extraction Urbanism in South America

Felipe Correa


Presenting five case studies from South America, this foundational book examines the roles played by architecture and urban design in large territorial transformation projects, which remake landscapes but leave a questionable legacy when resource-extraction projects move on

Making Plans: How to Engage with Landscape, Design, and the Urban Environment

Frederick R. Steiner


This frank, first-person account of developing plans for the city of Austin and the University of Texas campus offers a practical primer on community and regional planning by one of the leading experts in the field.