Blue Urbanism
Exploring Connections Between Cities and Oceans

What would it mean to live in cities designed to foster feelings of connectedness to the ocean? As coastal cities begin planning for climate change and rising sea levels, author Timothy Beatley sees opportunities for rethinking the relationship...

216 pages
6 x 9
44 photos, 1 illustration

Geography, Law, and Public Policy

The intersection between geography and law is a critical yet often overlooked element of land-use decisions, with a widespread impact on how societies use the land, water, and biodiversity around them. Land Use and Society, Third Edition...

320 pages
7 x 10
33 photos, 32 illustrations

Next Generation Infrastructure
Principles for Post-Industrial Public Works

The 2007 bridge collapse in Minneapolis-St. Paul quickly became symbolic of the debilitated interstate highway system—and of what many critics see as America’s disinvestment in its infrastructure. The extreme vulnerability of single-...

264 pages
7 x 10
23 photos, 7 illustrations

Site Design for Multifamily Housing
Creating Livable, Connected Neighborhoods

The United States is over eighty percent urbanized, yet over half of the population still lives in suburban settings, characterized by low-density, automobile-dependent development with separated land uses. These disconnected and isolated...

168 pages
8.5 x 11
121 photos, 33 illustrations

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

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