#ForewordFriday: Resilience in Jamaica Bay Edition

Each month, Island Press discounts one of its e-books wherever e-books are sold—and today is your last chance to get Prospects for Resilience: Insight from New York City's Jamaica Bay! Informed by insights of more than fifty scholars and practitioners, the book establishes a broad framework for understanding resilience practice in cities and sets out a process for grappling with the many meanings of resilience.

Download the e-book now for just $19.99 to learn how various components of cities interact, from climatic factors to plant populations to human demographics. The book also highlights essential tools for creating resilient watersheds, including monitoring and identifying system indicators; computer modeling; green infrastructure; and decision science methods. Finally, it looks at the role and importance of "boundary organizations," like the new Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay in coordinating and facilitating resilience work, and considers significant research questions and prospects for the future of urban watersheds.

Still need convincing? Check out an excerpt from the book below.