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Fresh Water is a book that addresses regional, territorial, and continental water issues through interdisciplinary design research in landscape architecture. The geographical and hydrosocial context of the major inland (non-coastal) watersheds of the North American continent—the Mississippi, the Great Lakes Basin—St. Lawrence...
Intended as a comprehensive resource, Increments of Neighborhood is a compendium of recent built work for urban neighborhoods, encompassing the spectrum of building types financed/built by today’s American real estate industry – from single family and townhouses, through “missing middle”...
In the course of the Cold War, architects, planners, and construction companies from socialist Eastern Europe engaged in a vibrant collaboration with those in West Africa and the Middle East in order to bring modernization to the developing world. Architecture...
Voices say we are closer and closer, but how will automated vehicles change our lives? What opportunities and challenges do they bring? How can we make our cities safe and coherent for this new technology? As we approach a new...
"A plea for a renewed commitment to authentic urbanism and an invitation to learn from history as our cities enter a future of unprecedented change." —Alex Steffen, author of Carbon Zero: Imagining Cities that Can Save the Planet "This is a...
“Vacant to Vibrant provides a blueprint for adaptive reuse of vacant land…a refreshing view of not just successful projects, but also of the challenges faced.” —Michelle Kondo, Scientist, Urban Forests, Human Health, and Environmental Quality, USDA Forest Service Washington, DC (April...
  “So, put aside for a couple of hours your accustomed anthropocentrism, and step into this other, richer, and more wonderful world. You won’t regret it, and you won’t emerge from it ever quite the same again.” —from the foreword by...
Washington, DC (July 31, 2017)—Whether we are professional facilitators or simply trying to improve relations with those around us, we all face conflict. Competing interests tend to drive our approach to difficult conversations: a farmer wants to preserve water...
Washington, DC (January 16, 2018)—The considerable social, economic, and environmental costs of suburban sprawl have been widely reported, but suburbs hold new potential for the 21st century. As ground zero for some of the most disruptive changes stemming from...
Washington, DC (February 1, 2018)— Since the publication of the first edition in 2000, Sustainable Landscape Construction has helped to spur a movement towards resilient outdoor environments, in the U.S. and throughout the world. The third edition has been...
“Nothing is more important to life than water, and no one knows water better than Sandra Postel. Replenish is a wise, sobering, but ultimately hopeful book.” —Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction “This clear-eyed treatise hops around the world outlining...
Washington, DC (February 2, 2017)—In today’s divisive political climate, where meaningful change is often stalled by partisanship and bureaucracy, it’s easy to feel powerless in the face of environmental challenges like climate change, habitat loss, and disappearing species. But...
After launching Universal Light to success in September 2018, Australian lighting designer, Unios have published the second edition of the educational lighting-based magazine. The voice of Australia's leading designers, consultants and lighting experts have spoken in the bi-annual magazine,...
Washington, DC (August 24, 2018)—A new urban model is emerging worldwide to address the realities of climate change. Cities today produce 70 percent of the world’s greenhouse gases, which has pushed forward-thinking cities to develop waves of innovations—new policies,...
Washington, DC (May 7, 2019)—As long as downtowns thrive, we can be certain of a prosperous and thrilling future for the American city. Some downtowns, including Uptown Houston and Atlanta’s Buckhead, have never stopped thriving. Others, such as downtown...
Washington, DC (November 15, 2017)—For decades, collaborative design has helped enliven neighborhoods and promote racial, economic, and social justice. But in an era marked by climate change, growing income inequality, and major advances in technology, designers are acknowledging the...
Washington, DC (November 20, 2017)—Cities across the globe have been designed with a primary goal of moving people around quickly—and the costs are becoming ever more apparent. The consequences are measured in smoggy air basins, sprawling suburbs, a failure...
Washington, DC (April 18, 2018)—Town halls and other traditional methods of community engagement are failing vulnerable communities, where power imbalances, structural racism, and classism discourage resident participation. At the same time, poor people of color are more likely to...

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