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Architecture & Urban Design

Welcome to the UCLA Library guide for researching architecture and urban design topics. This guide is intended as a starting place for researchers, pointing to tools, resources, and strategies for finding information related to architecture & urban design

Essential Manuals

Consult these core resources when beginning your design project.

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Case Studies

History and Theory

Browsing Call Numbers

Each section of the stacks (Stacks, Oversize, Reference, Pictorial Reference, Current Periodicals, etc.) can be browsed by call number, as can the library catalog.

HD101-1395.5 Land use, Land tenure
HD1286-1289 Communal ownership
HD1290-1291 Municipal ownership
HD1361-1395.5 Real estate business
HD7285-7391 Housing
HD9715-9717.5 Construction industry
HE305-311 Urban transportation
HT51-1595 Communities. Classes. Races
HT51-65 Human settlements. Communities
HT101-395 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology
HT161-165 Garden cities. "The city beautiful"
HT165.5-169.9 City planning
HT170-178 Urban renewal. Urban redevelopment
HT330-334 Metropolitan areas
HT351-352 Suburban cities and towns
HT361-384 Urbanization. City and country
HT388 Regional economics. Space in economics
HT390-395 Regional planning
NA9000-9428 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying
SB450.9-467.8 Gardens and gardening
SB469-(476.4) Landscape gardening. Landscape architecture
SB481-486 Parks and public reservations, Including theory, management, history
TA170-171 Environmental engineering
TA1001-1280 Transportation engineering
TD159-168 Municipal engineering
TE1-450 Highway engineering. Roads and pavements

Browsing Urban Design Subjects

Selected Subjects and Call Numbers 

"Building Laws - California"  KFC's
"City Planning" NA 9000's
"Civil Engineering" TA's
"Environmental Engineering" TH 6021
"Housing" HD 7285-7291
"Regional Planning" NA 9000's
"Roads" TE's
"Urban Landscape Architecture" SB 472.7
"Urban Geography- country/state" HT's