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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,...

220 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

Human Ecology
How Nature and Culture Shape Our World

Humans have always been influenced by natural landscapes, and always will be—even as we create ever-larger cities and our developments fundamentally change the nature of the earth around us. In Human Ecology, noted city planner and...

256 pages
6 x 9
11 photos

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 streets...

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 integrating the...

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

Greenspotting Haaglanden
Re-viewing Landscape

Alexandra Branderhorst, Duzan Doepel, Brechtje Horsten, Ad Koolen, Jessica Pronk, and Wim Timmermans

Greenspotting Haaglanden considers the meanings of green in Haaglanden, the metropolitan region of The Hague. The authors seek to define the landscape in terms of rhythm, light, feeling, and mathematics. This analysis is preceded by inspiring...

96 pages
9.25 x 11.3

Transforming with Water
Proceedings of the 45th World Congress of the International Federation of Landscape Architects

Edited by Wybe Kuitert

Transforming with Water provides a wide range of thoughts and experiences on a highly timely theme, designing with water. The book represents the Proceedings of the 45th International Federation of Landscape Architects, IFLA world Congress, June...

312 pages
6 x 4

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