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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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City Rules

How Regulations Affect Urban Form

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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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The Case for a Carbon Tax

Getting Past Our Hang-Ups to Effective Climate Policy

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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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Chasing Molecules

Poisonous Products, Human Health, and the Promise of Green Chemistry

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Chasing Molecules explores the development of green chemistry as an alternative to the dangerous synthetic chemicals found in countless consumer products.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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