Top 10 books and 20 ideas for a new world

In the spirit of winding up the last year and considering the new one here are a couple of interesting links:

Planetizen releases its ninth annual list of the ten best books in urban planning, design and development published in 2009. This year’s assortment ranges from an impassioned argument for making transit fun to a low-key and practical guide to smart growth.

Here’s a Listener article with 20 ideas for a better world by Ruth Laugesen & David Lomas. Imaginative New Zealanders, including our director Philippa Howden-Chapman, share their ideas on how to make the world a better place.