My Kind of City
Collected Essays of Hank Dittmar

“Hank lived by the credo, ‘first listen, then design'.” —Scott Bernstein, Founder and Chief Strategy + Innovation Officer, Center for Neighborhood Technology   Hank Dittmar was a globally recognized urban planner...

256 pages
6 x 9

Fourth Regional Plan
Making the Region Work for All of Us

In the past two decades, the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut region has prospered into one of the world’s leading economies. But the benefits of this economic resurgence have been uneven, leaving many behind and resulting in problems that...

408 pages
8.5 x 11
305 color photos, figures, and illustrations

What Quitting Hair Dye Taught Me about Health and Beauty

Like 75% of American women, Ronnie Citron-Fink dyed her hair, visiting the salon every few weeks to hide gray roots in her signature dark brown mane. She wanted to look attractive, professional, young. Yet as a journalist covering health and the...

200 pages
5 x 8

Creating Vibrant Downtowns for a New Century

Downtowns are more than economic engines: they are repositories of knowledge and culture and generators of new ideas, technology, and ventures. They are the heart of the city that drives its future. If we are to have healthy downtowns, we need to...

264 pages
6 x 9
100 b/w figures and photos

Vacant to Vibrant
Creating Successful Green Infrastructure Networks

Vacant lots, so often seen as neighborhood blight, have the potential to be a key element of community revitalization. As manufacturing cities reinvent themselves after decades of lost jobs and population, abundant vacant land resources and...

200 pages
7 x 10
63 photos and figures

Linking Landscapes for Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Adaptation

Migrating wildlife species across the globe face a dire predicament as their traditional migratory routes are cut off by human encroachment. Forced into smaller and smaller patches of habitat, they must compete more aggressively for dwindling...

368 pages
6 x 9
25 photos, 25 illustrations

How to Save the Creatures that Feed Our World

We should thank a pollinator at every meal. These diminutive creatures fertilize a third of the crops we eat. Yet half of the 200,000 species of pollinators are threatened. Birds, bats, insects, and many other pollinators are disappearing,...

232 pages
6 x 9
15 photos

Regenerating Your Land and Growing Your Profits

Holistic management is a systems-thinking approach developed by biologist Allan Savory to restore the world’s grassland soils and minimize the damaging effects of climate change and desertification on humans and the natural world. This...

264 pages
8.5 x 11
23 photos, 47 illustrations

An Atlas of Ocean Pollution

Plastics have transformed every aspect of our lives. Yet the very properties that make them attractive—they are cheap to make, light, and durable—spell disaster when trash makes its way into the environment. Plastic Soup: An Atlas...

136 pages
7.76 x 11
Full color throughout

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