The Regional City

Most Americans today do not live in discrete cities and towns, but rather in an aggregation of cities and suburbs that forms one basic economic, multi-cultural, environmental and civic entity. These “regional cities” have the...

328 pages
8.5 x 10
328 photos and illustrations

Planning for a New Century
The Regional Agenda

Across the United States, issues such as sustainability, smart growth, and livable communities are making headlines. Planning for a New Century brings together leading thinkers in the fields of planning, urban design, education, welfare,...

232 pages
6 x 9

Protecting the Land
Conservation Easements Past, Present, and Future

Edited by Julie Ann Gustanski and Roderick Squires; Foreword by Jean Hocker

A conservation easement is a legal agreement between a property owner and a conservation organization, generally a private nonprofit land trust, that restricts the type and amount of development that can be undertaken on that property....

450 pages
6 x 9

Designing Sustainable Communities
Learning From Village Homes

Michael Corbett and Judy Corbett; Foreword by Robert L. Thayer

The movement toward creating more sustainable communities has been growing for decades, and in recent years has gained new prominence with the increasing visibility of planning approaches such as the New Urbanism. Yet there are few examples of...

254 pages
6 x 9

Green Urbanism
Learning From European Cities

As the need to confront unplanned growth increases, planners, policymakers, and citizens are scrambling for practical tools and examples of successful and workable approaches. Growth management initiatives are underway in the U.S. at all...

512 pages
6 x 9

Growing Greener
Putting Conservation Into Local Plans And Ordinances

Growing Greener is an illustrated workbook that presents a new look at designing subdivisions while preserving green space and creating open space networks. Randall Arendt explains how to design residential developments that maximize...

261 pages
11 x 8.5

Design for Human Ecosystems
Landscape, Land Use, and Natural Resources

John Lyle; Foreword by Joan Woodward

For more than 30 years, John Tillman Lyle (1934-1998) was one of the leading thinkers in the field of ecological design. Design for Human Ecosystems, originally published in 1985, is his classic text that explores methods of designing...

288 pages
8.5 x 11

Natural Hazard Mitigation
Recasting Disaster Policy And Planning

The first half of the 1990s saw the largest and most costly floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes in the history of the United States. While natural hazards cannot be prevented, their human impacts can be greatly reduced through advance action...

591 pages
6 x 9
37 illustrations

To Heal the Earth
Selected Writings Of Ian L. McHarg

Ian L. McHarg's landmark book Design with Nature changed the face of landscape architecture and planning by promoting the idea that the design of human settlements should be based on ecological principles. McHarg was one of the earliest...

394 pages
6 x 9

With People in Mind
Design And Management Of Everyday Nature

Some parks, preserves, and other natural areas serve people well; others are disappointing. Successful design and management requires knowledge of both people and environments.

With People in Mind explores how to design and manage areas...

239 pages
7 x 10
212 illustrations

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