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The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity

For centuries, we have disrupted the natural water cycle in an effort to control water for our own prosperity. Every year, recovery from droughts and floods costs billions of dollars, and we spend billions more on irrigation, dams, sanitation...

328 pages
6 x 9
12 illustrations

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How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future

For two months in the spring of 2016, the world watched as wildfire ravaged the Canadian town of Fort McMurray. Firefighters named the fire “the Beast.” It acted like a mythical animal, alive with destructive energy, and they hoped...

248 pages
6 x 9
20 photos

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A New Era of Architecture for Everyone

“That’s what we do really: we do miracles” said Anne-Marie Nyiranshimiyimana, who learned masonry in helping to build the Butaro Hospital,a project designed for and with the people of Rwanda using local materials. The Butaro...

280 pages
8 x 10
200 color photos

Urban Street Stormwater Guide

Streets make up more than 80 percent of all public space in cities, yet street space is often underutilized or disproportionately allocated to the movement of private motor vehicles. Excess impervious surface contributes to stormwater runoff,...

168 pages
8.25 x 10.75
Full color

Natural Defense
Enlisting Bugs and Germs to Protect Our Food and Health

For more than a century, we have relied on chemical cures to keep our bodies free from disease and our farms free from bugs and weeds. We rarely consider human and agricultural health together, but both are based on the same ecology, and both are...

208 pages
6 x 9

Energy Sprawl Solutions
Balancing Global Development and Conservation

Over the next several decades, as human populations grow and developing countries become more affluent, the demand for energy will soar. Parts of the energy sector are preparing to meet this demand by increasing renewable energy production, which...

250 pages
6 x 9
15 photos, 40 illustrations

Bike Boom
The Unexpected Resurgence of Cycling

Bicycling advocates envision a future in which bikes are a widespread daily form of transportation. While many global cities are seeing the number of bike commuters increase, this future is still far away; at times, urban cycling seems to be...

296 pages
6 x 9
one 8-page color insert, 95 photos

Resilient Cities, Second Edition
Overcoming Fossil Fuel Dependence

What does it mean to be a resilient city in the age of a changing climate and growing inequity? As urban populations grow, how do we create efficient transportation systems, access to healthy green space, and lower-carbon buildings for all...

220 pages
6 x 9
16 photos, 22 illustrations

Creating Livable Communities for All

For five thousand years, human settlements were nearly always compact places. Everything a person needed on a regular basis lay within walking distance. But then the great project of the twentieth century—sorting people, businesses, and...

280 pages
6 x 9
60 photos, 10 illustrations

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