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Wooden Bookshelves


At the end of every episode we ask authors to give us their top recommendations for further reading. Check out the library to find recommendations to add to your reading list.

Community Development

  • Race for Profit by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

  • Fulfillment by Alec MacGillis

  • Paved Paradise by Henry Grabar

  • Happy City by Charles Montgomery, Healthy Building by Joseph Allan, Scale by Goeffrey West

  • Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill


  • Healthy Building by Joseph Allan

  • Scale by Goeffrey West


  • California Burning by Katherine Blunt


  • Beloved Beasts by Michelle Nyhouse, a history of conservation of the United States

  • Pests by Bethany Brookshire, a discussion of why certain animals in certain contexts are labeled pests


  • The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee

  • Evicted by Matthew Desmond

  • Poverty, by America by Matthew Desmond

  • Golden Gates by Conor Dougherty

Land Use/


  • Out of Istanbul by Bernard Ollivier

  • The Thunder Tree by Robert Michael Pyle

  • Any Books on Ultra Light Backpacking


  • Dan Burden Guides on Complete Streets

  • Collisions at the Crossroads by Genevieve Carpio

  • Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

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