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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.

Life After Carbon
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 304

Life After Carbon

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  • Published: 2018-12-04
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  • Publisher: Island Press

In Life After Carbon urban sustainability consultants Pete Plastrik and John Cleveland present a global pattern of reinvention from the stories of 25 "innovation lab" cities—from Copenhagento Melbourne. Plastrik and Cleveland show that four transformational ideas are driving urban climate innovation around the world: carbon-free advantage, efficient abundance, nature's benefits, and adaptive futures. Life After Carbon presents the new ideas that are replacing the pillars of the modern-city model, converting climate disaster into urban opportunity, and shaping the next transformation of cities worldwide. It will inspire anyone who cares about the future of our cities, and help them to map a sustainable pathforward.

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...

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

How to Feed the World

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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...

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.

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.

The Farm Bill
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

The Farm Bill

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2019-01-10
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  • Publisher: Island Press

The Farm Bill is one of the most important pieces of legislation the American president signs. Negotiated every five to seven years, it has tremendous implications for food production, nutrition assistance, habitat conservation, international trade, and much more. Yet at nearly 1,000 pages, it is difficult to understand for policymakers, let alone citizens. In this primer, Dan Imhoff and Christina Badaracco translate all the "legalease" and political jargon into an accessible, graphics-rich 200 pages. Readers will learn the basic elements of the bill, its origins and history, and perhaps most importantly, the battles that will determine the direction of food policy in the coming years. The a...

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 Great Lakes Water Wars
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 328

The Great Lakes Water Wars

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-11-06
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  • Publisher: Island Press

For over a century the Great Lakes have been the target of controversial diversion schemes to sell, send, or ship water to thirsty communities, sometimes far from the source. In 2008, eight US states signed the historic Great Lakes Compact designed to protect the region's precious freshwater resources. Now water diversion controversies of a different kind are pitting communities and states against one another. Will the water wars ever be settled? With three new chapters and significant revisions that bring the story up to date over the past decade, this is the definitive behind-the-scenes account of the people and stories behind hard-fought battles to protect this precious resource that makes the region so special for the millions who call it home.

Principles of Ecological Landscape Design
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 296

Principles of Ecological Landscape Design

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-02-01
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  • Publisher: Island Press

Today, there is a growing demand for designed landscapes—from public parks to backyards—to be not only beautiful and functional, but also sustainable. Sustainability means more than just saving energy and resources. It requires integrating the landscapes we design with ecological systems. With Principles of Ecological Landscape Design, Travis Beck gives professionals and students the first book to translate the science of ecology into design practice. This groundbreaking work explains key ecological concepts and their application to the design and management of sustainable landscapes. It covers biogeography and plant selection, assembling plant communities, competition and coexistence, d...