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
one 8 page insert; 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

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

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

One of Planetizen's Top Planning Books for 2017 • San Francisco Chronicle's 2016 Holiday Books Gift Guide Pick What makes a great city? Not a good city or a functional city but a...

344 pages
8 x 9
215 photos, 37 illustrations

Cities are the world’s future. Today, more than half of the global population—3.7 billion people—are urban dwellers, and that number is expected to double by 2050. There is no question that cities are growing; the only debate is...

448 pages
6.5 x 8.38
35 photos, 35 illustrations

NACTO Transit Street Design Guide

Transit and cities grow together. As cities work to become more compact, sustainable, and healthy, their work is paying dividends: in 2014, Americans took 10.8 billion trips on public transit, the highest since the dawn of the highway era. But...

260 pages
8.25 x 10.75
Full color, 70 photos and illustrations

Lessons from Sustaining Phoenix

There exists a category of American cities in which the line between suburban and urban is almost impossible to locate. These suburban cities arose in the last half of twentieth-century America, based largely on the success of the single-family...

208 pages
6 x 9
25 illustrations, 15 photos

Strategies for Creating Life-Enhancing Landscapes

Can nature—in all its unruly wildness—be an integral part of creative landscape design? In her beautifully illustrated book, Wild by Design, award-winning designer Margie Ruddick urges designers to look beyond the rules often...

264 pages
8 x 9
Full color, 200 photos, 100 illustrations

How Nature and Culture Shape Our World

Humans have always been influenced by natural landscapes, and always will be—even as we create ever-larger cities and our developments fundamentally change the nature of the earth around us. In Human Ecology, noted city planner and...

256 pages
6 x 9
11 photos

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