Whyte's Small Urban Park Bible
This small book is the real skinny on what works and what does not work in creating successful, dynamic small urban spaces. It is the definitive guide. Whyte believes that parks are to be used, enjoyed and celebrated. He goes directly to the heart of all the contributing components of successful urban parks: seating, sun, trees, water and food. He does not mince words in pointing out the many failed urban spaces produced by self-absorbed corporations and architects. He absolutely nails it, and I am an architect. I came away cheering!