The Next Global Transformation of Cities

The future of our cities is not what it used to be. The modern-city model that took hold globally in the twentieth century has outlived its usefulness. It cannot solve the problems it helped to create—especially global warming. Fortunately...

304 pages
6 x 9

Green and Gray Strategies

Stefan Al; Foreword by Edgar Westerhof

In 2012, Hurricane Sandy floods devastated coastal areas in New York and New Jersey. In 2017, Harvey flooded Houston. Today in Miami, even on sunny days, king tides bring fish swimming through the streets in low-lying areas. These types of events...

160 pages
8 x 9
full color, 150 photos and illustrations

The Food Sharing Revolution
How Start-Ups, Pop-Ups, and Co-Ops are Changing the Way We Eat

Marvin is a contract hog farmer in Iowa. He owns his land, his barn, his tractor, and his animal crates. He has seen profits drop steadily for the last twenty years and feels trapped. Josh is a dairy farmer on a cooperative in Massachusetts. He...

200 pages
6 x 9
4 illustrations

Ecology and Recovery of Eastern Old-Growth Forests

The landscapes of North America, including eastern forests, have been shaped by humans for millennia, through fire, agriculture, hunting, and other means. But the arrival of Europeans on America’s eastern shores several centuries ago...

360 pages
6 x 9
40 illustrations

The Great Lakes Water Wars, Revised & Expanded by Peter Annin | An Island Press book

The Great Lakes are the largest system of freshwater lakes in the world and America’s greatest freshwater resource. For over a century they have been the target of controversial diversion schemes designed to sell, send, or ship water to...

384 pages
6 x 9
20 photos, 31 illustrations

Designing Climate Solutions
A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon Energy

With the effects of climate change already upon us, the need to cut global greenhouse gas emissions is nothing less than urgent. It’s a daunting challenge, but the technologies and strategies to meet it exist today. A small set of energy...

376 pages
6.5 x 8.38
Full color throughout. 60 illustrations

An Opinionated Atlas of US Transit

What are the best transit cities in the US? The best Bus Rapid Transit lines? The most useless rail transit lines? The missed opportunities? In the US, the 25 largest metropolitan areas and many smaller cities have fixed guideway transit...

264 pages
8.5 x 11
full color, 290 photos, 185 illustrations

Harnessing the Creative Potential of Social Design

“As homo sapiens’ entry in any intergalactic design competition, industrial civilization would be tossed out at the qualifying round.” — David Orr, Earth in Mind   Design has built global brands, disrupted...

264 pages
6 x 8
100 color figures and photos

101 Steps to Making Better Places

“Cities are the future of the human race, and Jeff Speck knows how to make them work.”  —David Owen, staff writer at the New Yorker    Nearly every US city would like to be more walkable—for...

312 pages
8 x 8
120 full-color photos/figures

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