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Jane Jacobs: Urban Visionary (Rutgers University Press, 2006)

In this analysis of Jane Jacobs’s ideas and work, Alice Sparberg Alexiou tells the remarkable story of a woman who without any formal training in planning became a prominent spokesperson for sensible urban change.

The Flatiron: The New York Landmark and the Incomparable City That Arose With It (St. Martin's/Thomas Dunne, 2010)

Critics hated it. The public feared it would topple over. Passersby were knocked down by the winds. But even before it was completed, the Flatiron Building had become an unforgettable part of New York City.