Effective Conservation by Ignacio Jiménez | An Island Press book
Parks, Rewilding, and Local Development

For most, “conservation” conjures the notion of minimizing human presence on wildlands to avoid harmful impacts. But too often, this defensive approach has pitted local communities against conservationists, wasting opportunities for...

280 pages
7 x 10
1 photo, 39 illustrations

Climate Change and U.S. Cities | Island Press
Urban Systems, Sectors, and Prospects for Action

Approximately 80% of the U.S. population now lives in urban metropolitan areas, and this number is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. At the same time, the built infrastructure sustaining these populations has become increasingly...

384 pages
6 x 9
14 figures

Bird Brother | Island Press
A Falconer's Journey and the Healing Power of Wildlife

Rodney Stotts with Kate Pipkin

To escape the tough streets of Southeast Washington, D.C. in the late 1980s, young Rodney Stotts would ride the metro to the Smithsonian National Zoo. There, the bald eagles and other birds of prey captured his imagination for the first time. In...

224 pages
5 x 8
11 photos

Dream Play Build by  James Rojas and John Kamp | An Island Press book
Hands-On Community Engagement for Enduring Spaces and Places

The room is dim, the chairs are in perfectly lined rows. The city planner puts up a color-coded diagram of the street improvement project, dreading the inevitable angry responses. Jana loves her community and is glad to be able to attend the...

216 pages
6 x 9
57 figures

American Urbanist by Richard K. Rein | An Island Press book
How William H. Whyte's Unconventional Wisdom Reshaped Public Life

On an otherwise normal weekday in the 1980s, commuters on busy Route 1 in central New Jersey noticed an alarming sight: a man in a suit and tie dashing across four lanes of traffic, then scurrying through a narrow underpass as cars whizzed by...

352 pages
6 x 9
14 photos

From the Ground Up | Island Press
Local Efforts to Create Resilient Cities

For decades, American cities have experimented with ways to remake themselves in response to climate change. These efforts, often driven by grassroots activism, offer valuable lessons for transforming the places we live. In From the...

304 pages
7 x 10
81 photos, 32 illustrations

Pathways to Success | Island Press
Taking Conservation to Scale in Complex Systems

As environmental problems grow larger and more pressing, conservationists have had to adapt. With a shrinking window of time to act, they are turning to broad approaches to combat continental- and global-scale crises of biodiversity loss,...

328 pages
7 x 10
135 figures/illustrations

Cities for Life by Jason Corburn | An Island Press book
How Communities Can Recover from Trauma and Rebuild for Health

What if cities around the world actively worked to promote the health and healing of all of their residents? Cities contribute to the traumas that cause unhealthy stress, with segregated neighborhoods, insecure housing, few playgrounds,...

288 pages
6 x 9
49 figures/photos

A Healthy Nature Handbook Edited by Justin Pepper and Don Parker | An Island Press book
Illustrated Insights for Ecological Restoration from Volunteer Stewards of Chicago Wilderness

Edited by Justin Pepper and Don Parker

The Chicago metropolitan area is home to far more protected nature than most people realize. Over half a million acres of protected land known as the Chicago Wilderness are owned and managed by county forest preserve districts and other public...

168 pages
7 x 10
216 photos and illustrations

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