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  “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...
Washington, DC (September 12, 2017)—Resilience is often conflated with climate change adaptation and infrastructure, but this oversimplification may be limiting our ability to overcome the complex challenges facing our global community. The failure of international efforts to surmount problems...
Washington, DC (August 31, 2017)—Well-designed spaces are not just a matter of taste or a question of aesthetics; they literally shape our ideas about who we are and what we deserve. Design impacts our health, our education, our community,...
Washington, DC (November 20, 2018)—The memory of devastating flooding from Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Florence, and other disasters are fresh in our nation’s consciousness. Today in Miami, even on sunny days, king tides bring fish swimming through the...
Washington, DC (March 8, 2019)—Plastics have transformed every aspect of our lives. Yet the very properties that make them attractive—they are cheap to make, light, and durable— spell disaster when trash makes its way into the environment. Recent bans on...
Washington, DC (November 1, 2018)—With the effects of climate change already upon us, the need to cut global greenhouse gas emissions is nothing less than urgent. It’s a daunting challenge, but the technologies and strategies to meet it exist...
Why the Poor Die Earlier and How to Challenge Inequity Washington, DC (April 18, 2018)— In Twenty Years of Life, award-winning health journalist Suzanne Bohan exposes the disturbing flip side of the American dream: your health is largely determined by...

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