The NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide, Second Edition, is based on the experience of the best cycling cities in the world. Completely re-designed with an accessible, four-color layout, this second edition continues to build upon the...

260 pages
8.25 x 10.75
75 photos, 100 illustrations

Climate Change and Infrastructure, Urban Systems, and Vulnerabilities
Technical Report for the U.S. Department of Energy in Support of the National Climate Assessment

Thomas J. Wilbanks and Steven Fernandez

Hurricane Irene ruptured a Baltimore sewer main, resulting in 100 million gallons of raw sewage flooding the local watershed. Levee failures during Hurricane Katrina resulted in massive flooding which did not recede for months. With temperatures...

108 pages
8 x 10

People Habitat
25 Ways to Think About Greener, Healthier Cities

With over 80 percent of Americans now living in cities and suburbs, getting our communities right has never been more important, more complicated, or more fascinating. Longtime sustainability leader Kaid Benfield shares 25 enlightening and...

304 pages
6 x 9
122 photos and illustrations

How to Study Public Life

How do we accommodate a growing urban population in a way that is sustainable, equitable, and inviting? This question is becoming increasingly urgent to answer as we face diminishing fossil-fuel resources and the effects of a changing climate...

200 pages
8.25 x 10
Full color, 57 illustrations

Completing Our Streets
The Transition to Safe and Inclusive Transportation Networks

Across the country, communities are embracing a new and safer way to build streets for everyone—even as they struggle to change decades of rules, practice, and politics that prioritize cars. They have discovered that changing the design of...

224 pages
6 x 9
36 photos, 2 illustrations

A New York Perspective on Resilience

The best cities become an ingrained part of their residents' identities.  Urban design is the key to this process, but all too often, citizens abandon it to professionals, unable to see a way to express what they love and value in their...

264 pages
8.25 x 10.75
Full color, 121 photos, 21 illustrations

Urban Street Design Guide by NACTO | An Island Press book

The NACTO Urban Street Design Guide shows how streets of every size can be reimagined and reoriented to prioritize safe driving and transit, biking, walking, and public activity.  Unlike older, more conservative engineering manuals,...

192 pages
8.25 x 10.75
44 photos and illustrations

The Guide to Greening Cities

Superstorm Sandy sent a strong message that a new generation of urban development and infrastructure is desperately needed, and it must be designed with resilience in mind. As cities continue to face climate change impacts while growing in...

264 pages
7 x 10
33 photos, 11 illustrations

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

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