Promising new book by Jan Gehl.
At the end of May, the Danish publisher Bogværket will publish the book Bylivsstudier by Jan Gehl and Birgitte Svarre. The book is filled with inspiration on how to go out in the city and study city life. In the fall, the book will be out in the US, published by Island Press and titled How to study public life. The book both presents tools on how to study the relationship between the built form and life, as well as a historic perspective on the field of city life studies.
The City at Eye Level; Lessons for Street Plinths (book review)
Second hand spaces
Recycling Sites Undergoing Urban Transformation
At vacant sites, second hand spaces draw on the atmosphere, the traces, the remains, and the history of their previous uses. Their actors develop an individual aesthetic out of the site that stands out due to its simplicity and improvised quality. New ideas are tested, and elements of surprise are created in the city.
Handmade Urbanism: From Community Initiatives to Participatory Model
Cities Are Good for You: The Genius of the Metropolis
by Leo Hollis
One more for the to-read list