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  • Green Urbanismby Timothy Beatley

    Island Press 2012; US$ 49.99

    As the need to confront unplanned growth increases, planners and policymakers scramble for practical tools and examples of successful and workable approaches. Growth manageminitiatives are underway in the US, but many American "success stories" provide only one piece of the puzzle. To find examples of a holistic approach to dealing with sprawl, one... more...

  • Planning for Coastal Resilienceby Timothy Beatley

    Island Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    Climate change is predicted to increase the frequency and magnitude of coastal storms around the globe, and the anticipated rise of sea levels will have enormous impact on fragile and vulnerable coastal regions. In the U.S., more than 50% of the population inhabits coastal areas. In Planning for Coastal Resilience , Tim Beatley argues that, in the... more...

  • Handbook of Biophilic City Planning & Designby Timothy Beatley

    Island Press 2017; US$ 39.99

    What if, even in the heart of a densely developed city, people could have meaningful encounters with nature? While parks, street trees, and green roofs are increasingly appreciated for their technical services like stormwater reduction, from a biophilic viewpoint, they also facilitate experiences that contribute to better physical and mental health:... more...

  • Biophilic Citiesby Timothy Beatley

    Island Press 2010; US$ 34.99

    Tim Beatley has long been a leader in advocating for the "greening" of cities. But too often, he notes, urban greening efforts focus on everything except nature, emphasizing such elements as public transit, renewable energy production, and energy efficibuilding systems. While these are important aspects of reimagining urban living, they are not enough,... more...

  • Blue Biophilic Citiesby Timothy Beatley

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 52.60

    There is a growing recognition of the contact we need with nature to be happy, healthy and to lead meaningful lives. We need that nature daily, if not hourly, and so it must be nearby to where we live and work. This is central to the concept of ‘biophilic cities’ which is emerging as a global movement and guiding framework for city design and planning.... more...

  • The Ecology of Placeby Timothy Beatley; Kristy Manning

    Island Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    The Ecology of Place is a timely resource for planners, economic developmspecialists, students, and citizen activists working toward establishing healthier and more sustainable patterns of growth and development. more...

  • Green Urbanism Down Underby Timothy Beatley; Peter Newman

    Island Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    In this immensely practical book, Timothy Beatley sets out to answer a simple question: what can Americans learn from Australians about “greening” city life? Green Urbanism Down Under reports on the currstate of “sustainability practice” in Australia and the many lessons that U.S. residents can learn from the best Australian programs and initiatives.... more...

  • Sustainable Urban Development Readerby Stephen M. Wheeler; Timothy Beatley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 92.00

    Building on the success of its second edition, the third edition of the Sustainable Urban Development Reader provides a generous selection of classic and contemporary  readings giving a broad introduction to this topic.  It begins by tracing the roots of the sustainable development concept in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, before presenting... more...

  • ResiliCities, Second Editionby Peter Newman; Timothy Beatley; Heather M. Boyer

    Island Press 2017; US$ 34.99

    What does it mean to be a resili city in the age of a changing climate and growing inequity? As urban populations grow, how do we create efficitransportation systems, access to healthy green space, and lower-carbon buildings for all citizens? Peter Newman, Timothy Beatley, and Heather Boyer respond to these questions in the revised and updated edition... more...

  • ResiliCitiesby Peter Newman; Timothy Beatley; Heather M. Boyer

    Island Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    The authors of this spirited book don't believe that oblivion is necessarily the destiny of urban areas. Instead, they believe that intelligplanning and visionary leadership can help cities meet the impending crises, and look to existing initiatives in cities around the world. Rather than responding with fear (as a legion of doomsaying prognosticators... more...