The Urban Mystique
     by Josh Stephens

Table of Contents:

Forward by Bill Fulton

1: A Sense of Place
      Dispatches from the heart of Los Angeles

2: NIMBYism and Its Discontents
      The mess that is the California housing crisis

3: Density Scolds
      Taking on Kotkin, Cox and friends

4: Politics of the Local
      Commentary on the squabbles that are the lifeblood of planning

5: Matters of Taste
      Musings on architecture and design

6: Everywhere is Florida
      Urban economics in the age of the “Creative Class”

7: Developer-in-Chief
      A different kind of “urban” president

8: The Culture of Planning
      Ideas, trends, and personalities behind the profession