"The citizen takes his city for granted far too often. He forgets to marvel."
For an article I'll be working on soon, I've picked three books to read about urban infrastructure. Here they are (in alphabetical order by author's last name):
--The Works: Anatomy of a City by Kate Ascher (The Penguin Press, 2005)
--Infrastructure: A Field Guide to the Industrial Landscape by Brian Hayes (W.W. Norton & Co., 2005)
--The Way Things Work by David Macaulay (Houghton Mifflin Co., 1988)
* Quote spotted in The Great Neighborhood Book: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Placemaking by Jay Walljasper (New Society Publishers, 2007).