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...

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

Urban Raptors
Ecology and Conservation of Birds of Prey in Cities

Raptors are an unusual success story of wildness thriving in the heart of our cities—they have developed substantial populations around the world in recent decades. But there are deeper issues around how these birds make their urban homes....

232 pages
6 x 9
one 8-page color insert, 43 photos, 7 illustrations

Resilience for All
Striving for Equity Through Community-Driven Design

In the United States, people of color are disproportionally more likely to live in environments with poor air quality, in close proximity to toxic waste, and in locations more vulnerable to climate change and extreme weather events.  ...

240 pages
6 x 9
one 8-page color insert, 45 photos and illustrations

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The Definitive Guide to Global Bicycle Urbanism

Mikael Colville-Andersen

The bicycle enjoyed a starring role in urban history over a century ago, but now it is back, stronger than ever. It is the single most important tool for improving our cities. Designing around it is the most efficient way to make our cities ...

284 pages
8 x 9
200 color photographs and figures

Three Revolutions
Steering Automated, Shared, and Electric Vehicles to a Better Future

For the first time in half a century, real transformative innovations are coming to our world of passenger transportation. The convergence of new shared mobility services with automated and electric vehicles promises to significantly reshape...

280 pages
6 x 9
25 photos and illustrations

Metroparks, Metropolitics
A Guide for Greening the Region

Connecting fragments of undeveloped land into vibrant networks of trees, rivers, and open space is a grand accomplishment, with benefits that range from improved human health to stronger ecological systems. But getting support and financing from...

224 pages
6 x 9
25 illustrations

Sustainable Landscape Construction, Third Edition by Kim Sorvig with J. William Thompson | An Island Press book
A Guide to Green Building Outdoors

Since the publication of the first edition in 2000, Sustainable Landscape Construction has helped to spur a movement towards resilient outdoor environments, in the U.S. and throughout the world. The third edition has been updated to...

400 pages
8.5 x 11
188 photos, 34 illustrations

Suburban Remix
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

How can we design places that fulfill urgent needs of the community, achieve environmental justice, and inspire long-term stewardship? By bringing community members to the table, we open up the possibility of exchanging ideas meaningfully and...

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

Beyond Mobility
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...

280 pages
7 x 10
full color, 60 illustrations

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