Josh Stephens – September 15, 2016
2016 is more than halfway done, but the year has already produced a bumper crop of books related to cities. This year, authors are exploring imaginative topics and focusing on micro-geographies. Cities are treated as neighborhoods (prosperous and otherwise), incubators for innovation, habitats for critters, and labyrinths for master criminals. Here are a few recently released titles I’ve been reading, in no particular order. Some may make Planetizen’s Top Books list at the end of the year; some of them will not.