Happy summer everybody!
Whether you are relaxing on a beach or you are lacking ideas for books to read this fall, have a look at LabGov’s random and inexhaustive summer reads suggestions.
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The result of years of research and experimentations on the field to investigate new forms of collaborative city-making that are pushing urban areas towards new frontiers of participatory urban governance, inclusive economic growth and social innovation.
- The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing
- The Fate of Rome. Climate, Disease and the End of an Empire by Kyle Harper
- Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West by William Cronon
- Calcutta: Two years in the City by Amit Chaudhuri
- Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
- The Municipalists by Seth Fried
- Tokyo on Foot: Travels in the City’s Most Colorful Neighborhoods by Florent Chavouet
- Delirious New York by Rem Koolhas
Radical Cities. Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture by Justin McGuirk
For some more committed readers and a more serious beach vibe:
- All That is Solid Melts into Air by Marshall Berman
- Alger, Capitale de la Révolution (French) – Algiers, Third World Capital (English – Verso) by Elaine Mokhtefi
- A Moving Border. Alpine Cartographies of Climate Change by Marco Ferrari, Elisa Pasqual, and Andrea Bagnato
- Extreme Cities. The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change by Ashley Dawson
- Race, Class and Politics in the Cappuccino City by Derek S. Hyra
- Palaces for the People by Eric Klinenberg
- Patients of the State. The Politics of Waiting in Argentina by Javier Auyero
- Invisible in Austin, edited by Javier Auyero
Other great sources for books:
Source of images: goodreads.com,
www.cup.columbia.edu, press.uchicago.edu, penguinrandomhouse.com, dukeupress.edu, utpress.utexas.edu