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

**Revised editions (paperback and e-book) to be released at beginning of 2019; available for preorder now on separate product page. This product is part of the Island Press E-ssentials Series and is not the most current edition...

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

Development Trends and Opportunities to 2030

Arthur C. Nelson; Foreword by Earl Blumenauer

Nearly half the buildings that will be standing in 2030 do not exist today. That means we have a tremendous opportunity to reinvent our urban areas, making them more sustainable and livable for future generations. But for this vision to become...

168 pages
6 x 9
7 illustrations

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

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


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