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

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 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

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

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