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Praise for the first edition:

"Public Produce is a wonderful primer for students, planners, designers, and activists for food security and urban produce. Nordahl's personal and down-to-earth style will educate and inspire the average citizen interested in food policy or urban design, and his expertise in urban issues will give clarity to professional planners and designers on this complex subject."

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Washington, DC (September 29, 2014) – With the complexities involved in tackling complicated issues like climate change, income inequality, urban sustainability, or economic development, today’s nonprofits and other types of organizations face unprecedented challenges in improving their impact and leverage over key social problems. But with the rise of online social networks and technology making it easier than ever to connect, organizations and individuals are discovering that by...

 

 

"In his most recent book, Blue Urbanism, Beatley examines the tight fit between cities and their nearby oceans, which includes everything from waste management to transportation to storm surge, and lays out a blueprint for how cities can help solve the problems of the oceans. “If we’re going to save oceans and save ourselves, it has to be driven by cities and the leadership of those living in cities.”

 

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ASLA's The Dirt reviewed Jaime Lerner's book, writing "one of the most influential urban leaders of our time, has written down all of his hard-earned wisdom about the city in one slim yet rich volume, Urban Acupuncture. This set of musings, a translation of the original Brazilian Portuguese book, pulls you in with its natural, intimate tone; it’s like you are sitting and having a conversation with Lerner over a glass of wine in a cafe in Curitiba….one of the most intriguing...

 

 

Washington, DC (September 16, 2014) – The Guardian has called him “revolutionary” and The New York Times has deemed him a “visionary.” Renowned urban designer and architect Jaime Lerner has had a profound impact on the way architects, designers, and policymakers think about cities and the way citizens experience them. His unique perspective on cities and how they should be shaped and reshaped is a practice he calls ‘urban acupuncture.’

 

In his new book to be...

 

 

Washington, DC (September 16, 2014) — When Smart Power: Climate Change, the Smart Grid, and the Future of Electric Utilities was first published in 2010, electric utilities were at a turning point.  Four years later, there have been a few surprises and, simultaneously, many signs of progress.  Plunging solar costs, the shale gas revolution, new EPA regulations for power plants, and increasing interest in resiliency have set the transformation of our utilities into overdrive...

 

 

Washington, DC (September 16, 2014) — Today, environmental issues are inseparable from social and economic problems. Yet, actions across these disciplines appear disconnected. By presenting cross-cutting analyses of global trends, the Worldwatch Institute’s Vital Signs, Volume 21 makes it clear that positive global change can only be achieved if the social,...

 

 

High Country News reviewed Cristina Eisenberg's book, writing, “Her doctoral research at Oregon State University and her 2011 book The Wolf’s Tooth made her a leading spokeswoman for the ecological roles of carnivores. Now, in The Carnivore Way, Eisenberg gathers her most compelling stories and the latest science from the Mexico to Alaska to help human beings learn how to coexist with the key carnivores in the Greater Rocky Mountains — the wolf, cougar, grizzly bear, lynx,...

 

 

Maclean's reviewed Alan Rabinowitz's book, writing, “The science and the political struggles are interesting, but not nearly as much as the human-jaguar relationship Rabinowitz describes. He realized the corridor might be achievable because of the profound regard the native peoples of Latin America had for their lands’ apex predator. It was the barely visible, but still very much alive, jaguar “cultural” corridor, says Rabinowitz, that made it possible to reach agreement on setting...

 

 

The Scientist reviewed Alan Rabinowitz's new book, writing "Positing the jaguar as sort of a conservation poster cat, Rabinowitz relates the latest research on its dwindling populations and how novel management strategies may help return the animal to its former dominance."

 

 

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