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Trains, Buses, People
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 264

Trains, Buses, People

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-10-23
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  • Publisher: Island Press

What are the best transit cities in the US? The best Bus Rapid Transit lines? The most useless rail transit lines? The missed opportunities? In the US, the 25 largest metropolitan areas and many smaller cities have fixed guideway transit—rail or bus rapid transit. Nearly all of them are talking about expanding. Yet discussions about transit are still remarkably unsophisticated. To build good transit, the discussion needs to focus on what matters—quality of service (not the technology that delivers it), all kinds of transit riders, the role of buildings, streets and sidewalks, and, above all, getting transit in the right places. Christof Spieler has spent over a decade advocating for tran...

Building the Cycling City
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 240

Building the Cycling City

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-08-28
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  • Publisher: Island Press

The world is rediscovering the bicycle as a multi-pronged solution to acute, 21st-century problems, including affordability, obesity, congestion, climate change, inequity, and social isolation. The Netherlands has built an accessible cycling culture that cities around the world can learn from. Chris and Melissa Bruntlett share the incredible success of the Netherlands through engaging interviews with local experts and stories of their own delightful experiences riding in five Dutch cities. Building the Cycling City examines the triumphs and challenges of the Dutch while also presenting stories of North American cities already implementing lessons from across the Atlantic. Discover how Dutch cities inspired Atlanta to look at its transit-bike connection in a new way and showed Seattle how to teach its residents to realize the freedom of biking, along with other encouraging examples.

How to Feed the World
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

How to Feed the World

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-03-15
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  • Publisher: Island Press

By 2050, we will have ten billion mouths to feed in a world profoundly altered by environmental change. How can we meet this challenge? In How to Feed the World, a diverse group of experts from Purdue University break down this crucial question by tackling big issues one-by-one. Covering population, water, land, climate change, technology, food systems, trade, food waste and loss, health, social buy-in, communication, and, lastly, the ultimate challenge of achieving equal access to food, the book reveals a complex web of factors that must be addressed in order to reach global food security. How to Feed the World unites contributors from different perspectives and academic disciplines, rangin...

Twenty Years of Life
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 264

Twenty Years of Life

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-04-19
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  • Publisher: Island Press

Front Cover -- About Island Press -- Subscribe -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- 1. How Neighborhoods Kill -- 2. The Stress Effect -- 3. Keeping Kids in School -- 4. Changing Schools' Rules -- 5. A Safe Place to Play -- 6. A Safe Place to Live -- 7. Rural Activism -- 8. Good Eats -- 9. Healing Trauma -- 10. Red and Blue Visions of Health -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index -- IP Board of Directors

The Island Press Bibliography of Environmental Literature
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 396

The Island Press Bibliography of Environmental Literature

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1993
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Environnmental professionals have long felt the need for a practical reference work that takes an interdisciplinary approach to environmental research. This comprehensive reference work lists books, monographs, journals, conference proceedings, government reports, and other publications that contain essential information for those working to solve environmental problems--professionals, researchers, policymakers, and students.

Food from the Radical Center
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 200

Food from the Radical Center

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-09-27
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  • Publisher: Island Press

"Informational and inspirational."—Booklist America has never felt more divided. But in the midst of all the acrimony comes one of the most promising movements in our country's history. People of all races, faiths, and political persuasions are coming together to restore America's natural wealth: its ability to produce healthy foods. In Food from the Radical Center, Gary Nabhan tells the stories of diverse communities who are getting their hands dirty and bringing back North America's unique fare: bison, sturgeon, camas lilies, ancient grains, turkeys, and more. These efforts have united people from the left and right, rural and urban, faith-based and science-based, in game-changing collab...

Making Healthy Places
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 448

Making Healthy Places

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-09-18
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  • Publisher: Island Press

The environment that we construct affects both humans and our natural world in myriad ways. There is a pressing need to create healthy places and to reduce the health threats inherent in places already built. However, there has been little awareness of the adverse effects of what we have constructed-or the positive benefits of well designed built environments. This book provides a far-reaching follow-up to the pathbreaking Urban Sprawl and Public Health, published in 2004. That book sparked a range of inquiries into the connections between constructed environments, particularly cities and suburbs, and the health of residents, especially humans. Since then, numerous studies have extended and ...

Urbanism Without Effort
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 85

Urbanism Without Effort

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-05-02
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  • Publisher: Island Press

This beautifully illustrated short e-book explores the idea that to create vibrant, sustainable urban areas for the long term, we must first understand what happens naturally when people congregate in cities—innate, unprompted interactions of urban dwellers with each other and their surrounding urban and physical environment. Wolfe elaborates on the perspective that the underlying rationales for urban policy, planning and regulation are best understood from a historical perspective and in a better understanding of the everyday uses of urban space. To make his case, Wolfe draws on his years of writing about urbanism as well as his professional experiences as a land use and environmental law...

Island Press: Eco-Compass
  • Language: en

Island Press: Eco-Compass

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  • Published: Unknown
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Presents environmental information and articles provided by Island Press, a publisher located in Washington, D.C., that focuses on environmental issues. Features current information and case studies related to ecosystems, community issues, global change, and economics. Links to information about Island Press' books. Offers online ordering and access to press releases. Contains a site search engine.

Suburban Remix
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

Suburban Remix

Investment has flooded back to cities because dense, walkable, mixed-use urban environments offer choices that support diverse dreams. Auto-oriented, single-use suburbs have a hard time competing. Suburban Remix brings together experts in planning, urban design, real estate development, and urban policy to demonstrate how suburbs can use growing demand for urban living to renew their appeal as places to live, work, play, and invest. The case studies and analysis show how compact new urban places are being created in suburbs to produce health, economic, and environmental benefits, and contribute to solving a growing equity crisis.