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

Planning as if People Matter
Governing for Social Equity

American communities are changing fast: ethnic minority populations are growing, home ownership is falling, the number of people per household is going up, and salaries are going down. According to Marc Brenman and Thomas W. Sanchez, the planning...

224 pages
6 x 9
4 photos and illustrations

Bedside Essays for Lovers (of Cities)

In this provocative collection of essays, renowned architect Daniel Solomon delves into the complexities of what makes a city vibrant. Acknowledging that a city is not a static thing, he argues we need to pay more attention to nurturing what...

68 pages
6 x 9

Green Cities of Europe
Global Lessons on Green Urbanism

Edited by Timothy Beatley

In the absence of federal leadership, states and localities are stepping forward to address critical  problems like climate change, urban sprawl, and polluted water and air. Making a city fundamentally sustainable is a daunting task, but...

248 pages
6 x 9
38 photos, 9 illustrations

Making Transit Fun!
How to Entice Motorists from Their Cars (and onto their feet, a bike, or bus)

Why do people in Stockholm prefer to take the stairs over the escalator?  Why do Londoners enjoy hanging out at bus stops? How do carmakers convince us to buy gas-guzzling, environmentally damaging, and wallet-draining machines? It's called the...

152 pages
6 x 9
39 photos, 1 illustration

Technology and Sustainability

Carolien Kroeze, Jan Boersema, Egbert Tellegen, and Annemarie Cremers

In ten essays, this book addresses a broad range of issues related to the interplay of sustainability and technology. How do population growth and technology relate to sustainable development? Can globalization be reconciled with sustainable...

116 pages
6 x 9

Second Edition

Since the first publication of this landmark textbook in 2004, it has received high praise for its clear, comprehensive, and practical approach.  The second edition continues to offer a unique framework for teaching and learning...

776 pages
8 x 10
Full Color, 450 photos and illustrations

Urban Ecological Design
A Process for Regenerative Places

This trailblazing book outlines an interdisciplinary "process model" for urban design that has been developed and tested over time. Its goal is not to explain how to design a specific city precinct or public space, but to describe useful steps to...

328 pages
8.5 x 10
Two 8-page color inserts, 55 photos, 64 illustrations

Human Transit
How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives

Public transit is a powerful tool for addressing a huge range of urban problems, including traffic congestion and economic development as well as climate change. But while many people support transit in the abstract, it's often hard to channel...

256 pages
6 x 9
3 photos, 56 illustrations

City Rules
How Regulations Affect Urban Form

City Rules offers a challenge to students and professionals in urban planning, design, and policy to change the rules of city-building, using regulations to reinvigorate, rather than stifle, our communities. Emily Talen demonstrates that...

256 pages
7 x 10
77 photos, 73 illustrations

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