Harnessing the Creative Potential of Social Design

“As homo sapiens’ entry in any intergalactic design competition, industrial civilization would be tossed out at the qualifying round.” — David Orr, Earth in Mind   Design has built global brands, disrupted...

264 pages
6 x 8
100 color figures and photos

101 Steps to Making Better Places

“Cities are the future of the human race, and Jeff Speck knows how to make them work.”  —David Owen, staff writer at the New Yorker    Nearly every US city would like to be more walkable—for...

312 pages
8 x 8
120 full-color photos/figures

Food from the Radical Center by Gary Paul Nabhan | An Island Press book
Healing Our Land and Communities

"Informational and inspirational." Booklist America has never felt more divided. But in the midst of all the acrimony comes one of the most promising movements in our country’s history. People of...

200 pages
6 x 9

Vaquita
Science, Politics, and Crime in the Sea of Cortez

"Intrepid conservation detective story." —Nature "A lucid, informed, and gripping account...a must-read." —Science "Passionate...a heartfelt and alarming tale." —Publishers...

320 pages
6 x 9
10 photos, 2 illustrations

Building the Cycling City by Melissa Bruntlett & Chris Bruntlett | An Island Press book
The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality

In car-clogged urban areas across the world, the humble bicycle is enjoying a second life as a legitimate form of transportation. City officials are rediscovering it as a multi-pronged (or -spoked) solution to acute, 21st-century problems,...

240 pages
6.5 x 8.375

Energy for Sustainability, Second Edition
Foundations for Technology, Planning, and Policy

Despite a 2016-18 glut in fossil fuel markets and decade-low fuel prices, the global transformation to sustainable energy is happening. Our ongoing energy challenges and solutions are complex and multidimensional, involving science, technology,...

664 pages
8.5 x 11
Color art

Sustainability in the Global Food System

Mangos from India, pasta from Italy, coffee from Colombia: Every day, we are nourished by a global food system that relies on our planet remaining verdant and productive. But current practices are undermining both human and environmental health,...

272 pages
6 x 9
20 illustrations

Structures of Coastal Resilience

Structures of Coastal Resilience presents new strategies for creative and collaborative approaches to coastal planning for climate change. In the face of sea level rise and an increased risk of flooding from storm surge, we must become...

248 pages
8 x 9
Two 16-page color inserts, 40 photos, 40 illustrations

The Divided City
Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America

Who really benefits from urban revival? Cities, from trendy coastal areas to the nation’s heartland, are seeing levels of growth beyond the wildest visions of only a few decades ago. But vast areas in the same cities house thousands...

344 pages
6 x 9

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