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

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

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

Alternative Futures for Changing Landscapes
The Upper San Pedro River Basin In Arizona And Sonora

Leading landscape architect and planner Carl Steinitz has developed an innovative GIS-based simulation modeling strategy that considers the demographic, economic, physical, and environmental processes of an area and projects the consequences...

200 pages
11 x 8.5

Conservation in the Internet Age
Threats And Opportunities

Edited by James N. Levitt; Foreword by Tom Vilsack

Since the earliest days of our nation, new communications and transportation networks have enabled vast changes in how and where Americans live and work. Transcontinental railroads and telegraphs helped to open the West; mass media and...

300 pages
6 x 9

Ecology and Design
Frameworks For Learning

Edited by Bart Johnson and Kristina Hill; Foreword by Robert Melnick

Professionals, faculty, and students are aware of the pressing need to integrate ecological principles into environmental design and planning education, but few materials exist to facilitate that development.

Ecology and Design addresses...

560 pages
6 x 9

Trails for the Twenty-First Century
Planning, Design, and Management Manual for Multi-Use Trails

Communities across the country are working to convert unused railway and canal corridors into trails for pedestrians, cyclists, horseback riders, and others, serving the needs of both recreationists and commuters alike. These multi-use trails...

232 pages
11 x 8.5

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