This fall’s municipal election has us thinking about how YYC should move forward as a city, and what kind of city we want. Who better to ask about their favourite books about city building, city design, and urban renewal than Ward 7 Councillor Druh Farrell? Here are twenty of her favourite book suggestions for engaged citizens.

“Dear Readers: Cities are a work in progress as well as a labour of love. I put together a list of books that have improved my understanding of how cities work and that will help us all prepare for a changing world. I had a heck of a time choosing. I hope they generate a lot of lively discussion.”

About Druh Farrell:

A born and raised Calgarian, Druh Farrell brings a depth of experience to Calgary City Council. As a champion of livable neighbourhoods, accessible public transit, and sustainable, fiscally responsible development, she combines long-term vision with the tenacity and courage to get things done. Some of her many accomplishments during her five terms representing Ward 7 include Chairing the New Central Library Committee responsible for the iconic Calgary Central Library; working with City Administration to realize The City of Calgary’s award-winning Climate Strategy; and advocating for arts, culture, and infrastructure projects such as the Peace Bridge and the East Village revitalization plan.