Vacant to Vibrant
Creating Successful Green Infrastructure Networks

Vacant lots, so often seen as neighborhood blight, have the potential to be a key element of community revitalization. As manufacturing cities reinvent themselves after decades of lost jobs and population, abundant vacant land resources and...

224 pages
7 x 10
50 photos and figures

Structures of Coastal Resilience

Structures of Coastal Resilience presents new strategies for creative and collaborative approaches to coastal planning for climate change. In the face of sea level rise and an increased risk of flooding from storm surge, we must become...

264 pages
8 x 9
Two 16-page color inserts, 40 photos, 40 illustrations

Resilience for All
Striving for Equity Through Community-Driven Design

In the United States, people of color are disproportionally more likely to live in environments with poor air quality, in close proximity to toxic waste, and in locations more vulnerable to climate change and extreme weather events.  ...

232 pages
6 x 9

Sustainable Landscape Construction, Third Edition by Kim Sorvig with J. William Thompson | An Island Press book
A Guide to Green Building Outdoors

Since the publication of the first edition in 2000, Sustainable Landscape Construction has helped to spur a movement towards resilient outdoor environments, in the U.S. and throughout the world. The third edition has been updated to...

502 pages
8.5 x 11
188 photos, 34 illustrations

Design as Democracy by David de la Pena, Diane Jones Allen, Randolph T. Hester Jr., Jeffrey Hou, Laura J. Lawson, and Marcia J. McNally | An Island Press book
Techniques for Collective Creativity

How can we design places that fulfill urgent needs of the community, achieve environmental justice, and inspire long-term stewardship? By bringing community members to the table, we open up the possibility of exchanging ideas meaningfully and...

344 pages
8 x 10
Full color, 143 photos and illustrations

Urban Street Stormwater Guide

Streets make up more than 80 percent of all public space in cities, yet street space is often underutilized or disproportionately allocated to the movement of private motor vehicles. Excess impervious surface contributes to stormwater runoff,...

168 pages
8.25 x 10.75
Full color

What if, even in the heart of a densely developed city, people could have meaningful encounters with nature? While parks, street trees, and green roofs are increasingly appreciated for their technical services like stormwater reduction, from a...

312 pages
7 x 10
69 photos, 3 illustrations

One of Planetizen's Top Planning Books for 2017 • San Francisco Chronicle's 2016 Holiday Books Gift Guide Pick What makes a great city? Not a good city or a functional city but a...

344 pages
8 x 9
215 photos, 37 illustrations

Restoring Neighborhood Streams by Ann L. Riley | An Island Press book
Planning, Design, and Construction

Thirty years ago, the best thinking on urban stream management prescribed cement as the solution to flooding and other problems of people and flowing water forced into close proximity. Urban streams were perceived as little more than flood...

288 pages
7 x 10

Strategies for Creating Life-Enhancing Landscapes

Can nature—in all its unruly wildness—be an integral part of creative landscape design? In her beautifully illustrated book, Wild by Design, award-winning designer Margie Ruddick urges designers to look beyond the rules often...

264 pages
8 x 9
Full color, 200 photos, 100 illustrations

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