The Power of Existing Buildings
Save Money, Improve Health, and Reduce Environmental Impacts

Your building has the potential to change the world. Existing buildings consume approximately 40 percent of the energy and emit nearly half of the carbon dioxide in the US each year. In recognition of the significant contribution of buildings to...

232 pages
6 x 9
15 photos, 15 illustrations

A Primer

Wildlife is an important and cherished element of our natural heritage in the United States. But state and federal laws governing the ways we interact with wildlife can be complex to interpret and apply. Ten years ago, Wildlife Law: A Primer...

344 pages
6 x 9

Better Buses, Better Cities
How to Plan, Run, and Win the Fight for Effective Transit

Imagine a bus system that is fast, frequent, and reliable—what would that change about your city? Buses can and should be the cornerstone of urban transportation. They offer affordable mobility and can connect citizens with every aspect of...

184 pages
6 x 9
20 photos

Seven Unlikely Cities That are Changing the Way We Eat

Look at any list of America’s top foodie cities and you probably won’t find Boise, Idaho or Sitka, Alaska. Yet they are the new face of the food movement. Healthy, sustainable fare is changing communities across this country, revitalizing towns...

208 pages
6 x 9
no art

Dispatches from Earth's Most Vital Frontlines

Rainforests have long been recognized as hotspots of biodiversity—but they are crucial for our planet in other surprising ways. Not only do these fascinating ecosystems thrive in rainy regions, they create rain themselves, and this moisture is...

456 pages
6 x 9
Two 8-page color inserts, 97 photographs

Natural Capital Policy and Finance Mechanisms Around the World

Rapid economic development has been a boon to human well-being. It has lifted millions out of poverty, raised standards of living, and increased life expectancies. But economic development comes at a significant cost to natural capital—the...

336 pages
6.5 x 8.38
48 illustrations

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

Building Density for Everyday Life

Imagine waking up to the gentle noises of the city, and moving through your day with complete confidence that you will get where you need to go quickly and efficiently. Soft City is about ease and comfort, where density has a human...

256 pages
8 x 10.5
100 color images

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

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