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Ecosystems and Human Well-Being

A Framework For Assessment

By Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
Island Press
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Earth in Mind

On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect

Island Press

The crises we face, noted educator David Orr explains, is one of mind, perception, and values. It is, first and foremost, an educational challenge.

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The Option of Urbanism

Investing in a New American Dream

Island Press

Shows how the American Dream is shifting to include cities as well as suburbs and how the financial and real estate communities need to respond to build communities that are more environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable.

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Resilient Cities

Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change

Island Press
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Megaregions

Planning for Global Competitiveness

Island Press
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Floodplain Management

A New Approach for a New Era

Island Press

Floodplain Management outlines a new paradigm for flood management, one that emphasizes cost-effective, long-term success by integrating physical, chemical, and biological systems with societal capabilities.

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Building an Emerald City

A Guide to Creating Green Building Policies and Programs

Island Press
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Principles of Brownfield Regeneration

Cleanup, Design, and Reuse of Derelict Land

Island Press

The first book to provide an accessible introduction to the design, policy, and technical issues related to redevelopment of "brownfields" – idle property whose development or improvement is impaired by contamination.

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The Rising Sea

Island Press

The authoritative book on sea level rise and its coastal consequences.

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Towards 0-Impact Buildings and Built Environments

Island Press

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

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The Case for a Carbon Tax

Getting Past Our Hang-Ups to Effective Climate Policy

Island Press

A clear-eyed, sophisticated analysis of climate-change policy, Hsu weighs the economic, social, administrative, and political merits of a carbon tax to argue it is the most effective policy.

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City Rules

How Regulations Affect Urban Form

Island Press

City Rules offers a challenge to students and professionals in urban planning, design, and policy to change the rules of city-building, using regulations to reinvigorate, rather than stifle, our communities.

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Vital Signs 2012

The Trends that are Shaping Our Future

By The Worldwatch Institute
Island Press

From obesity to ecosystem services, from grain production to nuclear power, this book offers the sometimes-shocking facts that need to guide our stewardship of the Earth’s resources.

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Green Cities of Europe

Global Lessons on Green Urbanism

Edited by Timothy Beatley
Island Press

With Green Cities of Europe, Beatley offers the North American planning community not only a vision of holistic sustainability, but a clear guide to accomplishing it at home.

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Stewardship of the Built Environment

Sustainability, Preservation, and Reuse

Island Press

Stewardship of the Built Environment shows how rehabilitating and reusing existing structures holds untapped potential for achieving sustainable communities.

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Planning as if People Matter

Governing for Social Equity

Island Press

This book goes beyond theory to give real-world examples of how better planning can level inequities.

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Corporation 2020

Transforming Business for Tomorrow's World

Island Press
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To Conserve Unimpaired

The Evolution of the National Park Idea

Island Press
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Vital Signs 2013

By The Worldwatch Institute
Island Press
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