Fundamentals of Sustainable Dwellings

Despite a prolonged slump in the housing market, the demand for residential green building remains strong. More than ever, professionals need reliable information about how to construct or retrofit livable, sustainable, and economical homes. With...

272 pages
8 x 10.5
98 photos, 149 illustrations

Seeds of Sustainability
Lessons from the Birthplace of the Green Revolution in Agriculture

Seeds of Sustainability is a groundbreaking analysis of agricultural development and transitions toward more sustainable management in one region. An invaluable resource for researchers, policymakers, and students alike, it examines new...

312 pages
6 x 9
58 photos and illustrations

Local Climate Action Planning

Climate change is a global problem, but the problem begins locally. Cities consume 75% of the world's energy and emit 80% of the world's greenhouse gases. Changing the way we build and operate our cities can have major effects on greenhouse gas...

304 pages
6 x 9
24 photos and illustrations

Water Security
The Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus

The world is on the brink of the greatest crisis it has ever faced: a spiraling lack of fresh water. Groundwater is drying up, even as water demands for food production, for energy, and for manufacturing are surging. Water is already emerging as...

272 pages
6 x 9
16 photos and illustrations

Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change

“Cities are green” is becoming a common refrain.  But Calthorpe argues that a more comprehensive understanding of urbanism at the regional scale provides a better platform to address climate change.  In this groundbreaking...

176 pages
7 x 10
Three 8-page color inserts

Ecological Economics, Second Edition
Principles and Applications

In its first edition, this book helped to define the emerging field of ecological economics. This new edition surveys the field today. It incorporates all of the latest research findings and grounds economic inquiry in a more robust understanding...

544 pages
7 x 9
56 photos and illustrations

Sprawl Repair Manual

There is a wealth of research and literature explaining suburban sprawl and the urgent need to retrofit suburbia. However, until now there has been no single guide that directly explains how to repair typical sprawl elements. The...

304 pages
8 x 10
Full color, 382 photos and illustrations

Community Character
Principles for Design and Planning

Community Character provides a design-oriented system for planning and zoning communities but accounts for how people who participate in a community live, work, and shop there. The relationships that Lane Kendig defines here reflect the...

208 pages
8.5 x 10
197 photos and illustrations

Dryland Opportunities

Drylands cover 41 percent of the earth’s terrestrial surface. The urgency of and international response to climate change have given a new place to drylands in terms both of their vulnerability to predicted climate change impacts and their...

98 pages
6.8 x 9.8
Full color, 15 photos, 6 illustrations

Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities
Design Strategies for the Post Carbon World

Patrick M. Condon; Foreword by Robert Yaro

Questions of how to green the North American economy, create a green energy and transportation infrastructure, and halt the deadly increase in greenhouse gas buildup dominate our daily news. Related questions of how the design of cities can...

216 pages
8.5 x 10
35 photos and illustrations


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