MetroGreen
Connecting Open Space in North American Cities

In metropolitan areas across the country, you can hear the laments over the loss of green space to new subdivisions and strip malls. But some city residents have taken unprecedented measures to protect their open land, and a growing movement...

352 pages
7 x 10
46 photos, 46 illustrations

Measuring Landscapes
A Planner's Handbook

This practical handbook bridges the gap between those scientists who study landscapes and the planners and conservationists who must then decide how best to preserve and build environmentally-sound habitats. Until now, only a small portion of the...

272 pages
6 x 9

Designing Greenways
Sustainable Landscapes for Nature and People, Second Edition

How are greenways designed? What situations lead to their genesis, and what examples best illustrate their potential for enhancing communities and the environment? Designing greenways is a key to protecting landscapes, allowing wildlife to...

288 pages
8.25 x 10.5

Green Infrastructure
Linking Landscapes and Communities

With illustrative and detailed examples drawn from throughout the country, Green Infrastructure advances smart land conservation: large scale thinking and integrated action to plan, protect and manage our natural and restored lands. From...

320 pages
7 x 10
60 photos and illustrations

Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods
Design for Environment and Community

Cities are growing at unprecedented rates. Most continue to sprawl into the countryside. Some are only now adopting policies that attempt to control air pollution from vehicles, reduce water pollution from urban runoff, and repair fragmented...

192 pages
8 x 10.5
One 32-page color insert, 160 photos and illustrations

Nature-Friendly Communities
Habitat Protection And Land Use Planning

Nature-Friendly Communities presents an authoritative and readable overview of the successful approaches to protecting biodiversity and natural areas in America's growing communities. Addressing the crucial issues of sprawl, open...

421 pages
8.5 x 10

Practical Ecology for Planners, Developers, and Citizens

Practical Ecology for Planners, Developers, and Citizens introduces and explains key ecological concepts for planners, landscape architects, developers, and others involved in planning and building human habitats. The book is tailored...

328 pages
7 x 10

Urban Open Space
Designing For User Needs

Research has shown that successful public spaces are ones that are responsive to the needs of their users, are democratic in their accessibility, and are meaningful for the larger community and society. While considerable research has been...

96 pages
8.5 x 10

Village Homes
A Community By Design

The Village Homes neighborhood in Davis, California is one of the few long-standing examples of sustainable community design. Mark Francis has been studying Village Homes for more than two decades and brings together existing research and writing...

96 pages
8.5 x 10

The Paris-Lexington Road
Community-Based Planning And Context Sensitive Highway Design

Located in the heart of the Kentucky Bluegrass Region, the "Paris Pike" is a scenic, twelve-mile corridor running between Lexington and Paris. Beginning in 1969, the state of Kentucky sought to widen the road in order to improve...

96 pages
8.5 x 10

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