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Island Press began with a simple idea: knowledge is power—the power to imagine a better future and find ways for getting us there. Founded in 1984, Island Press’ mission is to provide the best ideas and information to those seeking to understand and protect the environment and create solutions to its complex problems.

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Architecture of Community

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A seminal work by a renowned architect and planner that provides a contemporary roadmap for designing or completing today's fragmented communities.

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Sustainability in America's Cities

Creating the Green Metropolis

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This book highlights how America's largest cities are acting to develop sustainable solutions to conflicts between development and environment.

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Towards 0-Impact Buildings and Built Environments

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A compilation of key notes and best papers of the 2010 Sustainable Building Euregional Conference.

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The Agile City

Building Well-Being and Wealth in an Era of Climate Change

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In a very short time, America realized that global warming poses real challenges to the nation's future. The Agile City engages the fundamental question: What to do about it?

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Ideas that Matter

Foreword by Mary Rowe; Edited by Max Allen; By Center for the Living City
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Unconventional in its structure, Ideas That Matter is perhaps best described as a “verbal collage,” assembled by Jane Jacobs and many collaborators.

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Making Nature Whole

A History of Ecological Restoration

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Intelligent Tinkering

Bridging the Gap between Science and Practice

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Robert J. Cabin explores the relationship between science and practice in ecological restoration. Despite the often distinct cultures and methodologies of scientists and practitioners, Cabin shows how each has a vital role in effective restoration and offers suggestions for improving working relationships.

One approach he advocates is what he calls "intelligent tinkering," where practitioners employ the same kind of careful but informal trial-and-error strategy followed by such groups as indigenous peoples and hobbyist mechanics. Cabin illustrates the power of intelligent tinkering using examples from his own work and other restoration projects.

 The gap between science and practice is a widespread problem across all fields of applied science. Intelligent Tinkering offers an insightful look at the underlying causes of the problem, along with invaluable suggestions for addressing it.
 

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Making Healthy Places

Designing and Building for Health, Well-being, and Sustainability

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Making Healthy Places presents a diagnosis of-and offers treatment for-problems related to the built environment.

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