When Driving is Not an Option: Steering Away from Car Dependency by Anna Letitia Zivarts | An Island Press book | An illustration depicting a group of people waiting underneath a shelter at a bus stop. The background is lightly sketched, with a few abstract buildings and evergreen trees. At the bus stop, there are two transit ambassadors wearing uniforms, a woman with a white cane, a man using a walking cane, and a girl using a wheelchair. Adjacent to the shelter, there is a bus parked with the wheelchair r
Steering Away from Car Dependency

Anna Zivarts; Foreword by Dani Simons

One third of people living in the United States do not have a driver license. Because the majority of involuntary nondrivers are disabled, lower income, unhoused, formerly incarcerated, undocumented immigrants, kids, young people, and the elderly...

240 pages
6 x 9
20 black-and-white illustrations, photographs, line art, and maps.

Movement: How to Take Back our Streets and Transform our Lives by Thalia Verkade and Marco te Brömmelstroet | An Island Press book
How to Take Back Our Streets and Transform Our Lives

“This book will—no question—make you think in new ways. Why have we surrendered our cities to cars? What might it be like to inhabit a space designed for people instead? It’s exciting and hopeful—this we can do!...

288 pages
6 x 9

Making Climate Tech Work: Policies that Drive Innovation by Alon Tal | An Island Press book
Policies that Drive Innovation

Climate tech is critical for averting planetary chaos. Half the greenhouse gas reductions required to reach “net-zero” climate targets in 2050 will need to come from technologies that have not yet been invented.  Without...

312 pages
6 x 9
No illustrations

Barons: Money, Power, and the Corruption of America's Food Industry by Austin Frerick | An Island Press book
Money, Power, and the Corruption of America's Food Industry

Austin Frerick; Foreword by Eric Schlosser

“In this eye-opening debut study, Frerick, an agricultural policy fellow at Yale University, reveals the ill-gained stranglehold that a handful of companies have on America’s food economy…It’s a disquieting critique of...

248 pages
6 x 9

Human Transit Revised Edition by Jarrett Walker | An Island Press book
How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives

Transportation expert Jarrett Walker believes that transit can be simple, if we focus on the underlying geometry that all transit systems share. In Human Transit, Revised Edition, he provides the basic tools and critical questions...

288 pages
6 x 9

Empathic Design: Perspectives on Creating Inclusive Spaces edited by Elgin Cleckley | An Island Press book
Perspectives on Creating Inclusive Spaces

Edited by Elgin Cleckley

How do you experience a public space? Do you feel safe? Seen? Represented? The response to these questions may differ based on factors including your race, age, ethnicity, or gender identity. In the architecture and design professions, decisions...

208 pages
6 x 9
40 photos

Invisible No More: Voices from Native America by  Raymond Foxworth and Steve Dubb | An Island Press book
Voices from Native America

For too long, Native American people in the United States have been stereotyped as vestiges of the past, invisible citizens in their own land obliged to remind others, “We are still here!” Yet today, Native leaders are at the center...

320 pages
6 x 9
13 photos, 1 illustration

People, Planet, Design: A Practical Guide to Realizing Architecture’s Potential by Corey Squire | An Island Press book
A Practical Guide to Realizing Architecture’s Potential

If you were asked to close your eyes and envision where you are happiest, would you picture somewhere inside a building? North Americans are inside buildings for more than 90% of the day. Meanwhile, the indoors are stifling us, sometimes even...

376 pages
6 x 9
50 photos and illustrations

Purified: How Recycled Sewage Is Transforming Our Water by Peter Annin | An Island Press book
How Recycled Sewage Is Transforming Our Water

In 2000, a transformative climate-driven “megadrought” swept over the Colorado River watershed. By the early 2020s, levels on the river’s two largest reservoirs were hitting record lows and threatening the water supply for forty...

248 pages
6 x 9
20 photos and illustrations