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

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

In Search of the Public
Notes on the Contemporary American City

In Search of the Public: Notes on the Contemporary American City presents a collection of essays, interviews, and projects that deal with the role of public space within contemporary American urbanism. This publication examines the...

112 pages
7.4167 x 10

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


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