- Recommendations by planners
- Bogue, Donald J.Structure of the Metropolitan Community: A Study of Dominance and Subdominance, Russell & Russell 1971. Bogue discusses different degrees of development around cities.
- Christaller, Walter, Central Places in Southern Germany, translated from Die Zentralen Orte in Süddeutschland by Carlisle W. Baskin, Prentice-Hall 1966. Various geometric patterns of central places provide different advantages to transportation, distribution, or administration (p 78-80, 140-159, 226).
- Dahl, Robert A., and Edward R. Tufte, Size and democracy, Stanford University Press 1973.
- Doxiades, Konstantinos Apostolou,
- Action for human settlements, Athens Ctr. of Ekistics 1976.
- Anthropopolis: City for Human Development, Norton 1975.
- Building Entopia, Norton 1975.
- Ecology and Ekistics, Westview Press 1977.
- Ekistics: An Introduction to the Science of Human Settlements, Oxford University Press 1968.
- The Method for the Study of the Ancient Greek Settlements, Athens Center of Ekistics 1972.
- The Two-headed Eagle: From the Past to the Future of Human Settlements, Lycabettus Press 1972.
- Urban America and the Role of Industry, Doxiadis Urban Systems 1971.
- Urban Renewal and the Future of the American City, Public Administration Service 1966.
- Doxiades, Konstantinos Apostolou, and Truman B. Douglass, The New World of Urban Man, United Church Press 1965.
- Doxiades, Konstantinos Apostolou, and J. G. Papaioannou, Ecumenopolis: The Inevitable City of the Future, Norton 1974.
- Haldane, J. B. S., "On Being the Right Size", The World's Best Essays, Albert and Charles Boni 1932. Illustrations from nature and mythology illustrate the scientific reality that small systems cannot merely be made larger, they must also become more complex.
- Hiss, Tony, The Experience of Place: A New Way of Looking At and Dealing With Our Radically Changing Cities and Countryside, Knopf 1990; Vintage 1991.
- Hylton, Thomas, Save Our Land, Save Our Towns: A Plan for Pennsylvania, R. B. Books 1995. Inorganic separation of land uses requires transportation over greater distance and encourages consumption of open land.
- Jacobs, Jane,
- Cities and the Wealth of Nations: Principles of Economic Life, Random House 1984. To provide market responsiveness, every urban region needs its own currency. Cited examples include the ancient city-state, the medieval European city-state, modern Singapore, Hong Kong, and "Ring City" in the Netherlands (Chapter 11, Faulty feedback to Cities).
- Death and Life of Great American Cities; The, Random House 1961.
- Economy of Regions; The, E. F. Schumacher Society 1983.
- Leopold, Aldo, A Sand County Almanac, Oxford University Press 1948.
- Lösch, August, The Economics of Location, Yale Univ. Press 1954, translated by William H. Woglom with the assistance of Wolfgang F. Stolper from Die raumliche Ordnung der Wirtschaft, 2nd revised edition, 1944. In a profound treatise, Lösch corrects Christaller's mistakes (p 131-133, footnote 16; p 431-433). He discusses the "pass city", through which all transportation must be routed (p 187-191). He compares states and economic landscapes (p 196-214). He also discusses the effect of boundaries on frontier regions (p 445-451).
- McHarg, Ian, Design with Nature. The developer of Geographic Information Services discusses and illustrates his use of overlay maps to choose highway routes of least social and environmental cost.
- Miller, Gary J., Cities by Contract: The History of Municipal Annexation in California, M.I.T. Press 1981. The lure of dedicated sales tax revenue encourages incorporation of the most valuable industrial land into cities that contract for services, then rezone the land for high-volume retailing.
- Miller, John, World Model Home Page, Lewis & Clark College 2002. Here is an outline for a tree structure to map geographic, social, and natural entities.
- Roelofs, Joan, Greening Cities: Building Just and Sustainable Communities, The Bootstrap Press 1996.
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