Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America

Angie Schmitt; Foreword by Charles T. Brown

The face of the pedestrian safety crisis looks a lot like Ignacio Duarte-Rodriguez. The 77-year old grandfather was struck in a hit-and-run crash while trying to cross a high-speed, six-lane road without crosswalks near his son’s home in...

248 pages
6 x 9

Sharing the World with a Successful Predator

The relationship between humans and mountain lions has always been uneasy. A century ago, mountain lions were vilified as a threat to livestock and hunted to the verge of extinction. In recent years, this keystone predator has made a remarkable...

280 pages
6 x 9
48 photos

Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves

Human health depends on the health of the planet. Earth’s natural systems—the air, the water, the biodiversity, the climate—are our life support systems. Yet climate change, biodiversity loss, scarcity of land and freshwater, pollution and other...

536 pages
7 x 10
Full color throughout, 100 illustrations

A New Approach for Creating Sustainable, Resilient Communities

Parks and recreation systems have evolved in remarkable ways over the past two decades. No longer just playgrounds and ballfields, parks and open spaces have become recognized as essential green infrastructure with the potential to contribute to...

296 pages
6 x 9
22 photos, 40 illustrations

Thinking Big and Building Small to Respond to Today’s Housing Crisis

Today, there is a tremendous mismatch between the available housing stock in the US and the housing options that people want and need. The post-WWII, auto-centric, single-family-development model no longer meets the needs of residents. Urban...

328 pages
8 x 9
Full color, 275 photos and illustrations

The lack of affordable housing and the climate crisis are two of the most pressing challenges facing cities today. Green affordable housing addresses both by providing housing stability, safety, and financial predictability while constructing and...

240 pages
7 x 10
25 photos, 25 illustrations

Public Process and the Unlikely Story of California's Marine Protected Areas

In a time when the United States is divided and positive collective action feels out of our grasp, Beyond Polarization tells a story of hope and hard work. That story goes back to 1999, when California passed a landmark piece of...

512 pages
6 x 9
24 illustrations

The Collective Power of Small Actions

Some utopian plans have shaped our cities —from England’s New Towns and Garden Cities to the Haussmann plan for Paris and the L’Enfant plan for Washington, DC. But these grand plans are the exception, and seldom turn out as...

184 pages
5.25 x 8.125
one 4-page color insert, 25 photos

Four Innovations for Well-being

When Bechara Choucair was a young doctor, he learned an important lesson: treating a patient for hypothermia does little good if she has to spend the next night out in the freezing cold. As health commissioner of Chicago, he was determined to...

224 pages
6 x 9
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