A Poison Like No Other by Matt Simon | An Island Press book
How Microplastics Corrupted Our Planet and Our Bodies

“Informed, utterly blindsiding account.” - Booklist, starred review It’s falling from the sky and in the air we breathe. It’s in our food, our clothes, and our homes. It’s microplastic and it’s...

252 pages
6 x 9

Understanding Disaster Insurance by Carolyn Kousky | An Island Press book
New Tools for a More Resilient Future

The frequency and intensity of natural disasters—such as wildfires, hurricanes, floods, and storms—is on the rise, threatening our way of life and our livelihoods. Managing this growing risk will be central to economic and social...

214 pages
6 x 9
6 photos and illustrations

Rural Renaissance by L. Michelle Moore | An Island Press book
Revitalizing America’s Hometowns through Clean Power

For decades, we’ve heard that local, renewable power is on the horizon, and cheaper technologies will one day revolutionize our energy system. Michelle Moore has spent her career proving this opportunity is already here—and any community, no...

252 pages
6 x 9
25 photos/illustrations

Place and Prosperity by William Fulton | An Island Press book
How Cities Help Us to Connect and Innovate

There are few more powerful questions than, “Where are you from” or “Where do you live?” People feel intensely connected to cities as places and to other people who feel that same connection. In order to understand ...

216 pages
6 x 9
15 photos and illustrations

Managing the Climate Crisis by Jonathan Barnett and Matthijs Bouw | An Island Press book
Designing and Building for Floods, Heat, Drought, and Wildfire

The climate, which had been relatively stable for centuries, is well into a new and dangerous phase. In 2020 there were 22 weather and climate disasters in the United States, which resulted in 262 deaths.  Each disaster cost more than a...

296 pages
6 x 9
77 figures

Making Healthy Places, 2nd Edition edited by Nisha Botchwey, Andrew Dannenberg, and Howard Frumkin | An Island Press book
Designing and Building for Well-Being, Equity, and Sustainability

The first edition of Making Healthy Places offered a visionary and thoroughly researched treatment of the connections between constructed environments and human health. Since its publication over 10 years ago, the field of healthy...

552 pages
8.5 x 11
131 photos/figures

City Forward by Matt Enstice with Mike Gluck | An Island Press book
How Innovation Districts Can Embrace Risk and Strengthen Community

Matt Enstice with Mike Gluck

Innovation districts and anchor institutions—like hospitals, universities, and technology hubs—are celebrated for their ability to drive economic growth and employment opportunities. But the benefits often fail to reach the very neighborhoods...

258 pages
6 x 9
2 photos, 1 illustration

Arbitrary Lines by Nolan Gray | An Island Press book
How Zoning Broke the American City and How to Fix It

What if scrapping one flawed policy could bring US cities closer to addressing debilitating housing shortages, stunted growth and innovation, persistent racial and economic segregation, and car-dependent development?   It’s time for America...

256 pages
6 x 9
20 illustrations

Build Beyond Zero by Bruce King and Chris Magwood | An Island Press book
New Ideas for Carbon-Smart Architecture

“Net Zero” has been an effective rallying cry for the green building movement, signaling a goal of having every building generate at least as much energy as it uses. Enormous strides have been made in improving the performance of every type...

280 pages
8.5 x 10
64 photos