Rural Renaissance by L. Michelle Moore | An Island Press book
Revitalizing America’s Hometowns through Clean Power

For decades, we’ve heard that local, renewable power is on the horizon, and cheaper technologies will one day revolutionize our energy system. Michelle Moore has spent her career proving this opportunity is already here—and any...

252 pages
6 x 9
25 photos/illustrations

Place and Prosperity by William Fulton | An Island Press book
How Cities Help Us to Connect and Innovate

There are few more powerful questions than, “Where are you from” or “Where do you live?” People feel intensely connected to cities as places and to other people who feel that same connection. In order to understand ...

216 pages
6 x 9
15 photos and illustrations

Managing the Climate Crisis by Jonathan Barnett and Matthijs Bouw | An Island Press book
Designing and Building for Floods, Heat, Drought, and Wildfire

The climate, which had been relatively stable for centuries, is well into a new and dangerous phase. In 2020 there were 22 weather and climate disasters in the United States, which resulted in 262 deaths.  Each disaster cost more than a...

296 pages
6 x 9
77 figures

Making Healthy Places, Second Edition: Designing and Building for Well-Being, Equity, and Sustainability edited by Nisha Botchwey, Andrew L. Dannenberg, and Howard Frumkin | An Island Press book
Designing and Building for Well-Being, Equity, and Sustainability

The first edition of Making Healthy Places offered a visionary and thoroughly researched treatment of the connections between constructed environments and human health. Since its publication over 10 years ago, the field of healthy...

552 pages
8.5 x 11
131 photos/figures

City Forward by Matt Enstice with Mike Gluck | An Island Press book
How Innovation Districts Can Embrace Risk and Strengthen Community

Matt Enstice with Mike Gluck

Innovation districts and anchor institutions—like hospitals, universities, and technology hubs—are celebrated for their ability to drive economic growth and employment opportunities. But the benefits often fail to reach the very...

258 pages
6 x 9
2 photos, 1 illustration

Arbitrary Lines by Nolan Gray | An Island Press book
How Zoning Broke the American City and How to Fix It

What if scrapping one flawed policy could bring US cities closer to addressing debilitating housing shortages, stunted growth and innovation, persistent racial and economic segregation, and car-dependent development?   It’s time for...

256 pages
6 x 9
20 illustrations

Build Beyond Zero by Bruce King and Chris Magwood | An Island Press book
New Ideas for Carbon-Smart Architecture

“Net Zero” has been an effective rallying cry for the green building movement, signaling a goal of having every building generate at least as much energy as it uses. Enormous strides have been made in improving the performance of...

280 pages
8.5 x 10
64 photos

 The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change, Revised Edition by  Yoram Bauman and Grady Klein | An Island Press book

When The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change was first published in 2014, it offered something entirely new: a fun, illustrated guide to a planetary crisis. If that sounds like an oxymoron, you’ve never seen the carbon cycle...

224 pages
7 x 10
illustrations throughout

A Road Running Southward by Dan Chapman | An Island Press book
Following John Muir's Journey through an Endangered Land

"Engaging hybrid - part lyrical travelogue, part investigative journalism and part jeremiad, all shot through with droll humor." --The Atlanta Journal Constitution In 1867, John Muir set out on foot to explore the...

256 pages
6 x 9
2 illustrations + au photo