If the Obama administration wanted to strike a dramatic blow for public transit, one that would immediate speed up transit journeys all across America, they would abolish the $1 bill, and get everyone used to the $1 coin.
Robert Cervero: The Transit Metropolis: A Global Inquiry
A rigorous but readable study of the transit choices made by a range of cities around the world, and how these choices have shaped the city for better or worse.
David Sucher: City Comforts: How to Build an Urban Village, Revised Edition
Engaging book on the details of creating welcoming urban space.
Allan B. Jacobs: Great Streets
The definitive book on the ingredients of a great urban streetscape.