Artful Rainwater Design
Creative Ways to Manage Stormwater

Stormwater management as art? Absolutely. Rain is a resource that should be valued and celebrated, not merely treated as an urban design problem—and yet, traditional stormwater treatment methods often range from ugly to forgettable. ...

296 pages
8 x 10
Full color, 220 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...

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

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

Urban Transformation
Understanding City Form and Design

How do cities transform over time? And why do some cities change for the better while others deteriorate? In articulating new ways of viewing urban areas and how they develop over time, Peter Bosselmann offers a stimulating guidebook for students...

336 pages
8 x 10
326 photos and illustrations

Creating Vibrant Public Spaces
Streetscape Design in Commercial and Historic Districts

Public space and street design in commercial districts can dictate the success or failure of walkable community centers. Instead of focusing our efforts on designing new “compact town centers,” many of which are located in the suburbs...

238 pages
7 x 10

The Living Landscape, Second Edition
An Ecological Approach to Landscape Planning

The Living Landscape is a manifesto, resource, and textbook for architects, landscape architects, environmental planners, students, and others involved in creating human communities. Since its first edition, published in 1990, it has...

496 pages
8.5 x 11
39 photos, 168 illustrations

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