Insights from New York City's Jamaica Bay

Given the realities of climate change and sea-level rise, coastal cities around the world are struggling with questions of resilience.  Resilience, at its core, is about desirable states of the urban social-ecological system and...

304 pages
7 x 10
50 photos

People Cities by Peter Newman and Annie Matan | An Island Press book
The Life and Legacy of Jan Gehl

“A good city is like a good party—you stay for longer than you plan,” says Danish architect Jan Gehl. He believes that good architecture is not about form, but about the interaction between form and life. Over the last 50 years...

192 pages
8.25 x 10
150 Photos, 20 Illustrations

In the United States, direct energy use in buildings accounts for 39% of carbon dioxide emissions per year—more than any other sector. Buildings contribute to a changing climate and warming of the earth in ways that will significantly...

272 pages
6 x 9
20 photos, 60 illustrations

A Commonsense Revolution to Restore Our Environment

Fossil fuels and livestock grazing are often targeted as major culprits behind climate change and desertification. But Allan Savory, cofounder of the Savory Institute, begs to differ. The bigger problem, he warns, is our mismanagement of...

552 pages
6 x 9
One 12-page color insert, 67 photos, 40 illustrations

Foundations of Restoration Ecology, Second Edition by Margaret A. Palmer, Joy B. Zedler, and Donald A. Falk | An Island Press book

Margaret A. Palmer, Joy B. Zedler, and Donald A. Falk; Foreword by Karen Holl

The practice of ecological restoration, firmly grounded in the science of restoration ecology, provides governments, organizations, and landowners a means to halt degradation and restore function and resilience to ecosystems stressed by climate...

584 pages
7 x 10
16 photos, 83 illustrations

Global Street Design Guide

Each year, 1.2 million people die from traffic fatalities, highlighting the need to design streets that offer safe and enticing travel choices for all people. Cities around the world are facing the same challenges as cities in the US, and many of...

442 pages
8.25 x 10.75
Full color

Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries Edited by Daniel Pauly and Dirk Zeller | An Island Press book
A Critical Appraisal of Catches and Ecosystem Impacts

Until now, there has been only one source of data on global fishery catches: information reported to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations by member countries. An extensive, ten-year study conducted by The Sea Around Us...

520 pages
8.5 x 11
full color, 612 illustrations

How Historic Preservation is Reviving America's Communities

At its most basic, historic preservation is about keeping old places alive, in active use, and relevant to the needs of communities today. As cities across America experience a remarkable renaissance, and more and more young, diverse families...

352 pages
6 x 9
11 photos, 15 illustrations

How Fewer, Smarter Laws Would Make Our Food System More Sustainable

Baylen J. Linnekin; Foreword by Emily Broad Leib

Food waste, hunger, inhumane livestock conditions, disappearing fish stocks—these are exactly the kind of issues we expect food regulations to combat. Yet, today in the United States, laws exist at all levels of government that actually...

280 pages
6 x 9

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