School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape


Better by Design? Architecture, Urban Planning, and the Good City

This open access book explores the intellectual roots of the design professions, showing how architects, planners, and other designers have traditionally interpreted their roles and implemented their ideas in cities across North America and the UK.

Licence: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Note: This is an open access text which restricts remixing and adapting).

Fundamentals of Infrastructure Management

The text draws examples and discusses a wide variety of infrastructure systems, including roadways, telecommunications, power generation, buildings and systems of infrastructure.

Includes: Problem assignments

Licence: CC BY-SA

Reviews: Available through the Open Textbook Library

Geographic Information System Basics

This book integrates key concepts behind the technology with practical concerns and real-world applications.

Includes: Key takeaways, exercises

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Reviews: Available through Campus Manitoba

Introduction to Design Equity

This book maps design processes and products against equity research to highlight the pitfalls and potentials of design as a tool for building social justice.

Licence: CC BY

Reviews: Available through the Open Textbook Library

Making A Middle Landscape

Today’s suburban metropolitan development of single-family homes, shopping centers, corporate offices, and roadway systems constitute what Peter Rowe calls a “middle landscape” between the city and the country. Looking closely at suburban America in terms of design and physical planning, Rowe builds a case for a new way of seeing and building suburbia-complete with theoretical underpinnings and a basis for design.

Licence: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Note: This is an open access text which restricts remixing and adapting).

Nature of Geographic Information

The purpose of this text is to promote understanding of the Geographic Information Science and Technology enterprise.

Includes: Activities

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA

Reviews: Available through Campus Manitoba

Spatial Thinking in Planning Practice: An Introduction to GIS

The goals of this textbook are to help students acquire the technical skills of using software and managing a database, and develop research skills of collecting data, analyzing information and presenting results.

Includes: Discussion questions, conceptual applications

Licence: CC BY-NC 4.0

Traffic Flow Theory: An introduction with exercises

This book introduces traffic flow theory.

Includes: Problem sets and answers, Matlab code

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA

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