I'll be editing this post every once in a while to add new things. These are works that inform what I like to write about. Feel free to suggest some.
Cities for People by Jan Gehl
The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
The Practice of Everyday Life by Michel de Certeau
The Talk of the Town in the New Yorker
"Consuming Authenticity" in Cultural Studies by Sharon Zukin.
Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places by Sharon Zukin
Evicted by Matthew Desmond
"The Three Cities Within Toronto: Income Polarization Among Toronto's Neighbourhoods, 1970-2005" by David Hulchanski
"The Immigrant Church as an Urban Service Hub" in Cultural Studies by David Ley
Millionaire Migrants: Trans-Pacific Life Lines by David Ley
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
City of God
City of Gold
In the Mood for Love