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Over the last two decades, Island Press has incubated and published seminal works on resilience, ecosystems, and sustainable urban design. More recently Island Press launched the Urban Resilience Project (URP), which works to advance a holistic, transformative approach to thinking and action on urban resilience in the era of climate change. A compilation of URP’s annual short-form work, titled Resilience Matters, is available for free online.


Arbitrary Lines: How Zoning Broke the American City and How to Fix It by M. Nolan Gray | An Island Press book

From the Ground Up: Local Efforts to Create Resilient Cities by Alison Sant | An Island Press book

Recast Your City: How to Save Your Downtown with Small-Scale Manufacturing by Ilana Preuss | An Island Press book

Dream Play Build: Hands-On Community Engagement for Enduring Spaces and Places by James Rojas and John Kamp | An Island Press book

Energy Democracy: Advancing Equity in Clean Energy Solutions Edited by Denise Fairchild and Al Weinrub | An Island Press book

The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America by Alan Mallach | An Island Press book

Resilience for All: Striving for Equity Through Community-Driven Design by Barbara Brown Wilson | An Island Press book

The Community Resilience Reader: Essential Resources for an Era of Upheaval edited by Daniel Lerch | An Island Press book

Better Buses, Better Cities: How to Plan, Run, and Win the Fight for Effective Transit by Steven Higashide | An Island Press book

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