Redefining Conservation for the Next Economy

Google, Apple, Amazon, Uber: companies like these have come to embody innovation, efficiency, and success. How often is the environmental movement characterized in the same terms? Sadly, conservation is frequently seen as a losing battle, waged...

256 pages
6 x 9
2 photos, 17 illustrations

Big, Wild, and Connected
Scouting an Eastern Wildway from the Everglades to Quebec

In 2011, adventurer and conservationist John Davis walked, cycled, skied, canoed, and kayaked on an epic 10-month, 7,600-mile journey that took him from the keys of Florida to a remote seashore in northeastern Quebec. Davis was motivated by a...

240 pages
6 x 9
3 photos, 1 illustration

How to Plan & Build Natural Infrastructure

It's time to think differently about cities and nature. Understanding how to better connect our cities with the benefits nature provides will be increasingly important as people migrate to cities and flourish in them. All this urban growth,...

280 pages
6 x 9
2 photos, 23 illustrations

How Cities are Moving Beyond Car-Based Planning

Cities will continue to accommodate the automobile, but when cities are built around them, the quality of human and natural life declines. Current trends show great promise for future urban mobility systems that enable freedom and connection, but...

320 pages
7 x 10
One 8-page color insert

How Business and Society Thrive By Investing in Nature

What is nature worth? The answer to this question—which traditionally has been framed in environmental terms—is revolutionizing the way we do business. In Nature’s Fortune, Mark Tercek, CEO of The Nature Conservancy and...

280 pages
5.25 x 8.5

Theory and Practice for Conserving Large, Complex Systems

From the days of the American Frontier, the term "open spaces" has evoked a vision of unspoiled landscapes stretching endlessly toward the horizon, of nature operating on its own terms without significant human interference. Ever since...

272 pages
6 x 9
59 photos and illustrations

Great Plains Regional Technical Input Report

Prepared for the 2013 National Climate Assessment and a landmark study in terms of its breadth and depth of coverage, Great Plains Regional Technical Input Report is the result of a collaboration among numerous local, state, federal, and...

224 pages
8 x 10
20 photos, 33 illustrations

Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs

As world population grows, and more people move to cities and suburbs, they place greater stress on the operating system of our whole planet. But urbanization and increasing densities also present our best opportunity for improving sustainability...

280 pages
8.5 x 10
Full color, 145 photos, 32 illustrations

Parking Management for Smart Growth

The average parking space requires approximately 300 square feet of asphalt. That’s the size of a studio apartment in New York or enough room to hold 10 bicycles. Space devoted to parking in growing urban and suburban areas is highly...

256 pages
8.5 x 10
40 photos, 20 illustrations

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