Do any anons know of any interesting books or research critiquing modern urban planning and stuff like New Urbanism? There's a lot of professional and industry writing on the topic, and you can find all sort of publications from different local governments, but most of this material focus on the practical or logistical aspects of engineering or public policy as the relate to urban planning. I haven't been able to find much in the way of more philosophically, aesthetically, or socially oriented critiques of modern urban planning.
Almost all of the literature presents New Urbanism in a positive light, and tends to focus on issue of engineering and public policy. However, I think there a lot of different ways to critique New Urbanism as a sort of market-driven neoliberal enterprise. I've been thinking about this topic more and more, and I'd really like to see if there are any scholars with anything interesting to say.