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

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

A Multi-Scale Approach

From New York City's urban forest and farmland in Virginia to the vast Sonoran Desert of Arizona and riverside parks in Vancouver, Washington, green infrastructure is becoming a priority for cities, counties, and states across America....

160 pages
8.5 x 11
80 photos, 67 illustrations

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

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

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