Environmentalism

Climate Change & Environmentalism
Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?, Alan Weisman
Ten Billion, Stephen Emmott

Capitalism
Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, Elizabeth Cline
No Logo, Naomi Klein
Green Washed: We Can’t Buy Our Way to a Green Planet, Kendra Pierre-Louis
Green Gone Wrong, Heather Rogers
Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage, Heather Rogers
Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It, Elizabeth Royte
Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash, Elizabeth Royte
Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit, Barry Estabrook
American Green: The Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Lawn, Ted Steinberg

Minimalism/DIY Ethics
The New Good Life: Living Better than Ever in An Age of Less, John Robbins
Make the Bread, Buy the Butter, Jennifer Reese

Urban Planning & Design
Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time, Jeff Speck
Redesigning the American Dream: The Future of Housing, Work, and Family Life, Dolores Hayden
The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs
Silent Spring, Rachel Carson
The End of Suburbs: Where the American Dream Is Moving, Leigh Gallagher
Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design, Charles Montgomery
The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy, Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley
Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers and the Quest for a New Utopia, Anthony Townsend
Urban Street Design Guide, National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)
Urgent Architecture: 40 Sustainable Housing Solutions for a Changing World, Bridgette Meinhold
The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti, Rafael Schacter

Science
Radical Abundance: How a Revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization, K. Eric Drexler

This list is by no means exhaustive. Please leave suggestions in the comments section!

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