Creating the Next Generation of Urban Places

Edited by Jason Beske and David Dixon

The suburban dream of a single-family house with a white picket fence no longer describes how most North Americans want to live. The dynamics that powered sprawl have all but disappeared. Instead, new forces are transforming real estate markets,...

320 pages
7 x 10

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

Winner of the Environmental Design Research Association's 2018 Book Award How can we design places that fulfill urgent needs of the community, achieve environmental justice, and inspire long-term stewardship? By bringing community...

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

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...

296 pages
7 x 10

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

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"Remarkable." ...

336 pages
6 x 9

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...

320 pages
6 x 9

Firestorm
How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future

"Frightening...Firestorm comes alive when Struzik discusses the work of offbeat scientists."  —New York Times Book Review "Comprehensive and compelling." —Booklist"A...

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

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