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History of City Planning: Home: General Information

This is a bibliographic guide to research resources for the history of city planning and urbanism at the University of California, Berkeley libraries and on the Web, with an emphasis on American and California city planning.

Introduction

History of City Planning is a bibliographic guide to research resources for the history of city planning and urbanism at the University of California, Berkeley libraries and on the Web, with an emphasis on American and California city planning; this guide especially supports the course City Planning 200: History of City Planning. For titles on the history of planning and urbanization for individual countries or places please consult the Library's catalogs or the Environmental Design Library reference staff, 210 Wurster Hall.

 

Quick Facts

Use encyclopedias, guidebooks, and manuals to find quick facts and background information on your topic. In addition to the selected, specialized titles listed here, use general encyclopedias.

Contact Information

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Off-campus Access to Library Resources

There are two ways to connect to library resources from off-campus using the new library proxy:

  1. Links to online resources on library websites, such as OskiCat, will allow you to login with CalNet directly.
  2. To access library resources found via non-UCB sites, such as Google or Google Scholar, you can add the EZProxy bookmarklet to your browser. Then, whenever you land on a licensed library resource, select your EZproxy bookmarklet to enable CalNet login.

More information is on the EZProxy guide.

The campus VPN provides an alternate method for off-campus access.

Web Resources

Here's a short list of organizational and informational Web sites concerned with the history of planning. 

Selected Readings—General

Selected Readings - United States

Listed here is a selection of titles on the history of American planning, with an emphasis on the U.S. as a whole, as well as a few classic texts.

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