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

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,...

272 pages
7 x 10
Full color, 175 photos and 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

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...

264 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

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

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...

272 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...

264 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

How to Explore, Observe, and Improve Urban Space

In order to understand and improve cities today, personal observation remains as important as ever.  While big data, digital mapping, and simulated cityscapes are valuable tools for understanding urban space, using them without on-the-ground...

248 pages
6 x 9
70 photos

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