Design as Democracy by David de la Pena, Diane Jones Allen, Randolph T. Hester Jr., Jeffrey Hou, Laura J. Lawson, and Marcia J. McNally | An Island Press book
Techniques for Collective Creativity

How can we design places that fulfill urgent needs of the community, achieve environmental justice, and inspire long-term stewardship? By bringing community members to the table, we open up the possibility of exchanging ideas meaningfully and...

344 pages
8 x 10
Full color, 143 photos and illustrations

Beyond Mobility
Planning Cities for People and Places

Cities across the globe have been designed with a primary goal of moving people around quickly—and the costs are becoming ever more apparent. The consequences are measured in smoggy air basins, sprawling suburbs, unsafe pedestrian...

280 pages
7 x 10
full color, 60 illustrations

Energy Democracy
Advancing Equity in Clean Energy Solutions

A global energy war is underway. It is man versus nature, fossil fuel versus clean energy, the haves versus the have-nots, and, fundamentally, an extractive economy versus a regenerative economy. The near-unanimous consensus among climate...

288 pages
6 x 9
23 photos, 8 illustrations

The Community Resilience Reader
Essential Resources for an Era of Upheaval

Edited by Daniel Lerch

The sustainability challenges of yesterday have become today’s resilience crises. National and global efforts have failed to stop climate change, transition from fossil fuels, and reduce inequality. We must now confront these and other...

336 pages
6 x 9

Whitewash
The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science

"Reads like a mystery novel as Gillam skillfully uncovers Monsanto's secretive strategies."—Erin Brockovich"A damning picture...Gillam expertly covers a contentious front." —Publishers Weekly...

272 pages
6 x 9

Replenish
The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity

"Nothing is more important to life than water, and no one knows water better than Sandra Postel. Replenish is a wise, sobering, but ultimately hopeful book." —Elizabeth Kolbert"Clear-eyed treatise......

328 pages
6 x 9
15 illustrations

Firestorm
How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future

"Comprehensive and compelling." —Booklist"A powerful message." —Kirkus"Should be required reading." —Library Journal  For two months in the spring of...

272 pages
6 x 9
26 photos

Design for Good
A New Era of Architecture for Everyone

"I can't recommend John Cary's book, Design for Good, highly enough. His argument...is clear and revolutionary." —Melinda Gates “That’s what we do really: we do miracles,” said Anne-...

280 pages
8 x 10
200 color photos

Lessons from Faith Traditions in Transforming Conflict

We tend to approach conflict from the perspective of competing interests. A farmer’s interest lies in preserving water for crops, while an environmentalist’s interest is in using that same water for instream habitats. It’s hard...

224 pages
6 x 9
63 figures, 27 boxes, 7 tables

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