Metroparks, Metropolitics
A Guide for Greening the Region

Connecting fragments of undeveloped land into vibrant networks of trees, rivers, and open space is a grand accomplishment, with benefits that range from improved human health to stronger ecological systems. But getting support and financing from...

224 pages
6 x 9
25 illustrations

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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, 80 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...

264 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 makes a great city? Not a good city or a functional city but a great city. A city that people admire, learn from, and replicate. City planner and architect Alexander Garvin set out to answer this question by observing cities, largely...

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

Short-term Action for Long-term Change

Mike Lydon and Anthony Garcia; Foreword by Andres Duany

In the twenty-first century, cities worldwide must respond to a growing and diverse population, ever-shifting economic conditions, new technologies, and a changing climate. Short-term, community-based projects—from pop-up parks to open...

256 pages
6.5 x 8.375
Full color, 96 illustrations

Principles of Ecological Landscape Design

Travis Beck; Foreword by Carol Franklin

Today, there is a growing demand for designed landscapes—from public parks to backyards—to be not only beautiful and functional, but also sustainable. Sustainability means more than just saving energy and resources. It requires...

296 pages
8.5 x 10
75 photos, 75 illustrations

Design With Microclimate
The Secret to Comfortable Outdoor Space

Robert Brown helps us see that a "thermally comfortable microclimate" is the very foundation of well-designed and well-used outdoor places. Brown argues that as we try to minimize human-induced changes to the climate and reduce our dependence on...

192 pages
6 x 9
42 photos and illustrations

Second Edition

An Introduction to Coastal Zone Management, Second Edition offers a comprehensive overview of coastal planning and management issues for students and professionals in the field. Since publication of the first edition in 1994, population...

352 pages
6 x 9

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