Part I. Reading the City Buy at Amazon Clay, Grady. Close-Up: How to Read the American City. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1980. ISBN: 0226109453.
Part II. City and Nature: Natural Processes as Agents of Change Buy at Amazon Spirn, Anne Whiston. The Granite Garden. New York, NY: Basic Books, 1984. ISBN: 0465027067.

Buy at Amazon Elkins, James. "Preface," "How to Look at a Culvert," "How to Look at Pavement," "How to Look at a Twig." In How to Use Your Eyes. New York, NY: Routledge, 2000. ISBN: 0415922542.
Part III. City and Society: Social Processes as Agents of Change Buy at Amazon Jackson, Kenneth. Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1985. ISBN: 0195049837.

Buy at Amazon Warner, Sam Bass. "A Brief History of Boston." In Mapping Boston. Edited by Norman Leventhal, Alex Krieger, David Cobb, and Amy Turner. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1987. ISBN: 0262611732.
Part IV. Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Envisioning and Shaping Future Cities Buy at Amazon Jacobs, Jane. The Death and Life of Great American Cities. New York, NY: Vintage Press, 1992. ISBN: 067974195X.

Buy at Amazon Spirn, Anne Whiston. "The Yellowwood and the Forgotten Creek." In The Language of Landscape. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2000. ISBN: 0300082940. (Prologue)

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Part V. Boston Sites: Where Have They Been, Where Are They Headed 2006 Boston Sites: Review all of the other student projects in the projects section.