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Towards a Generative Psychology of Urban Planning
A Dissertation by Nicholas Mang
(download pdf 1.8M)

The Rediscovery of Place
Nicholas Mang
(download pdf 408k)

Christopher Alexander

Group Magic: An Inquiry Into Experiences of Collective Resonance.
Renee A. Levi, Ph.D., 2003

Terrapsychology: Re-engaging the Soul of Place
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D., 2007

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This group of books, articles, and papers is specially selected for its alignment with the mission of the Powers of Place Initiative: how right relationship between place and groups of people influences their work together toward positive change in the world.

These materials come from a variety of disciplines and professions, orientations and intentions, but what they share is a commitment to collective thought and action centered in place.