1. Exquisite Tweets from @mattb, @paulmison, @enf, @neb, @openvanderwal, @leyink, @vitor_io

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    are there any good books on the 20th-century history of San Francisco? particularly the city-planning, infrastructure, all the nerdy stuff.

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    Matt Biddulph

  2. @mattb ask @enf perhaps? @leyink has a book called something like The City and the Grid that's somewhat impressionistic but interesting.

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    Paul Mison

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    Matt Biddulph

  4. @paulmison @mattb @leyink The only account I know from inside the Planning Dept is Jacobs's _Making City Planning Work_ amazon.com/Making-City-Pl…

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    Erica Fischer

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    Erica Fischer

    @paulmison @mattb From the 1950s optimism perspective there is Mel Scott's _The San Francisco Bay Area: A Metropolis in Perspective_

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    Erica Fischer

  5. @mattb I'll pull up my greater biblio of SF history tomes, but there is a musty wiki at foundsf.org that is crammed with goodies.

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    Ben Cerveny

  6. @mattb Have you seen Rebecca Solnit's "Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas"?

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    Thomas Vander Wal

  7. @enf @paulmison @mattb Yes that's it. I found it at a Glen Park bookstore.

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  8. @mattb @paulmison Anne Moudon's _Built for Change_ is good for the 1970s code changes trying to recover the old patterns that had been lost

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    Erica Fischer

  9. @mattb off the top of my head: "Imperial SF", "Lost SF", the resources at SPUR, William Stout, and the California History series by Starr.

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    Ben Cerveny

  10. @leyink @paulmison @mattb I got my copy at William Stout Architectural Books on Montgomery if anyone else is looking for it.

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    Erica Fischer

    @paulmison @mattb For transit stuff there is The White Front Cars of San Francisco/The People's Railway/Inside Muni

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    Erica Fischer

  11. @mattb The history center might have recommendations? They have things like: sfpl.org/index.php?pg=2… /via Stacy Kozakavich househistories.wordpress.com

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    Vitorio Miliano

  12. @paulmison @mattb Lawrence Halprin wrote what he was trying to do w/ Justin Herman Plaza, Ghirardelli square, etc in _Cities_ and _Freeways_

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    Erica Fischer

  13. @mattb Also check Green Apple Books on Clement Street, they have a SF history section upstairs w/ good finds

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    Thomas Vander Wal

  14. @enf thanks for all the suggestions. Looks like I have a lot to look up.

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    Matt Biddulph

  15. @mattb Hope I wasn't too overwhelming! I can talk about this stuff endlessly.

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    Erica Fischer

  16. @enf when I lived in Berlin I learnt about the city's history through books like amazon.com/Ghosts-Berlin-… - blends architecture and sociology.

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    Matt Biddulph