The Hidden Potential of Sustainable Neighborhoods
Lessons from Low-Carbon Communities

How do you achieve effective low-carbon design beyond the building level? How do you create a community that is both livable and sustainable? More importantly, how do you know if you have succeeded? Harrison Fraker goes beyond abstract principles...

248 pages
8.25 x 10
Full color, 63 photos, 121 illustrations

Measuring Urban Design
Metrics for Livable Places

What makes strolling down a particular street enjoyable? The authors of Measuring Urban Design argue it's not an idle question. Inviting streets are the centerpiece of thriving, sustainable communities, but it can be difficult to pinpoint...

200 pages
7 x 10
Full color, 104 photos, 4 illustrations

Parking Reform Made Easy

Richard W. Willson; Foreword by Donald C. Shoup

Today, there are more than three parking spaces for every car in the United States. No one likes searching for a space, but in many areas, there is an oversupply, wasting valuable land, damaging the environment, and deterring development....

272 pages
8.5 x 10
20 photos, 14 illustrations

Designing Suburban Futures
New Models from Build a Better Burb

June Williamson; Foreword by Ellen Dunham-Jones

Suburbs deserve a better, more resilient future. June Williamson shows that suburbs aren't destined to remain filled with strip malls and excess parking lots; they can be reinvigorated through inventive design. Drawing on award-winning design...

160 pages
8 x 10
25 illustrations

Urbanism Without Effort

This beautifully illustrated short e-book explores the idea that to create vibrant, sustainable urban areas for the long term, we must first understand what happens naturally when people congregate in cities—innate, unprompted interactions...

85 pages
6 x 9
Full color, 75 photos

Transport Beyond Oil
Policy Choices for a Multimodal Future

Edited by John L. Renne and Billy Fields; Foreword by Gilbert E. Carmichael

Seventy percent of the oil America uses each year goes to transportation. That means that the national oil addiction and all its consequences, from climate change to disastrous spills to dependence on foreign markets, can be greatly reduced by...

344 pages
8.5 x 10
3 photos, 57 illustrations

Climate Change and Pacific Islands: Indicators and Impacts
Report for the 2012 Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment

Edited by Victoria Keener, John J. Marra, Melissa L. Finucane, Deanna Spooner, and Margaret H. Smith

Prepared for the 2013 National Climate Assessment and a landmark study in terms of its breadth and depth of coverage, Climate Change and the Pacific Islands was developed by the Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment, a collaborative...

196 pages
8 x 10

Creating Green Roadways
Integrating Cultural, Natural, and Visual Resources into Transportation

Roads and parking lots in the United States cover more ground than the entire state of Georgia. And while proponents of sustainable transit often focus on getting people off the roads, they will remain at the heart of our transportation systems...

296 pages
8.5 x 10
217 photos, 24 illustrations

Good Urbanism
Six Steps to Creating Prosperous Places

We all have a natural nesting instinct—we know what makes a good place. And a consensus has developed among urban planners and designers about the essential components of healthy, prosperous communities. So why aren’t these ideals...

184 pages
8 x 9
Two 8-page color inserts, 17 photos, 33 illustrations

Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery
A Review of the United States Disaster Assistance Framework

The failure to plan for disaster recovery results in a process of rebuilding that often presages the next disaster. It also limits the collective maximization of governmental, nonprofit, and private resources, including those resources that are...

456 pages
7 x 10
45 photos, 64 illustrations


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