Backdoor Revolution-The Definitive Guide to ADU Development

Backdoor Revolution-The Definitive Guide to ADU Development

Accessory dwelling units (ADU) are poised to present the most viable stepping-stone solution for cities that are experiencing a housing crisis and exploring how to increase housing opportunities within their single-family residential zones. Author Kol Peterson, an ADU expert based in Portland, Oregon, recently released the book Backdoor Revolution-The Definitive Guide to ADU Development as a guide for planners, ADU advocates, and homeowners who aspire to build ADUs.

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Book Review of Cities Alive: How Jacobs and Alexander unlock 21st Century problems

Book Review of Cities Alive: How Jacobs and Alexander unlock 21st Century problems

Robert Steuteville, editor of the Public Square - A CNU Journal, reviews the book Cities Alive by Michael Mehaffy. The book examines Jacobs and Alexander together to get at the root philosophical problems that created erroneous thinking in city building in the 20th Century, continuing to the present day.  This book review was originally published on Nov. 16, 2017 in the Public Square- A CNU Journal. 

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Oregon planner publishes book of poetry

Oregon planner publishes book of poetry

Oregon planner Scot Siegel, AICP LEED AP, just released his latest book,‘The Constellation of Extinct Stars’, and Other Poems, from Salmon Poetry of Ireland.

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Ways to the West: How Getting Out of Our Cars is Reclaiming America’s Frontier

Ways to the West: How Getting Out of Our Cars is Reclaiming America’s Frontier

Tim Sullivan’s new book, Ways to the West, continues his exploration of planning issues in the West, but this time in terms of old and new ways of transportation. 

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All the Wild that Remains – Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West

All the Wild that Remains – Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West

Candace H. Stowell, AICP, highly recommends this book for anyone who would like to learn more about two very famous writers of the West, Edward Abbey and Wallace Stegner.

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The Complete Illustrated Book of Development Definitions (4th Edition)

The Complete Illustrated Book of Development Definitions (4th Edition)

Candace H. Stowell, AICP, reviews the latest edition, calling it “a great resource for professional planners, citizen planners, and design professionals alike.”

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New book predicts rapid suburbanization of cities has ended

New book predicts rapid suburbanization of cities has ended

Arthur C. (Chris) Nelson’s latest contribution to understanding America’s evolving cities is Reshaping Metropolitan America. by Reed Liming

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