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The ABCs of Environmental Regulation: Understanding the Federal Programs
Author: Joel B. Goldsteen, PhD
Publisher: Government Institutes
Year: 1999
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ArchitectureWeek— Bypassing legal jargon, this book explains the laws that affect the work of planners, architects, and citizen activists.

Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs
Author: Ellen Dunham-Jones, June Williamson
Publisher: Wiley
Year: 2008
Amazon Price: $60.00
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Design for Ecological Democracy
Author: Randolph T. Hester
Publisher: The MIT Press
Year: 2006
Amazon Price: $26.95
ArchitectureWeek— Randolph Hester proposes a remedy for our urban anomie. He outlines new principles for urban design that will allow us to forge connections with our fellow citizens and our natural environment. He demonstrates these principles with abundantly illustrated examples - drawn from forty years of design and planning practice - showing how we can design cities that are ecologically resilient, that enhance community, and that give us pleasure. Design for Ecological Democracy shows how to combine the forces of ecological science and participatory democracy to design urban landscapes that enable us to act as communities and are resilient rather than imperiled.

City and Environment
Author: Christopher Boone and Ali Modarres
Publisher: Temple University Press
Year: 2006
Amazon Price: $26.95
ArchitectureWeek— For the first time in history, more than half the people of the world live in cities. This book moves beyond anti-urban lamentations to examine the evolution of cities and to illuminate the complex relationships between cities and natural ecosystems and the roles that humans play in shaping their environments, both natural and constructed.

Sensing the 21st Century City: Close-up and Remote
Author: Brian McGrath and Grahame Shane, editors
Publisher: Wiley Academy Press
Year: 2005
Amazon Price: $46.66
ArchitectureWeek— Rapid environmental changes in 21st-century cities require scientific monitoring as forests and farmlands depopulate and vast self-organized urban settlements develop in the absence of master planning. Remote sensing and handheld devices have the potential to shape and manage vast interconnected ecosystems at local, regional, and global scales. This book presents the architect’s role in managing the flow and form of information in shaping cities.

An Urban Approach to Climate-Sensitive Design: Strategies for the Tropics
Author: M. Rohinton Emmanuel
Publisher: Spon Press
Year: 2005
Amazon Price: $66.70
ArchitectureWeek— This book brings together the emerging literature on climate-sensitive urban design and places it in a tropical context, illustrating the physical processes behind changing urban climate.

Cities People Planet: Liveable Cities for a Sustainable World
Author: Herbert Girardet
Publisher: Wiley-Academy Press
Year: 2004
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ArchitectureWeek— Urban growth is changing the condition of humanity and the face of the earth. Cities' resource use and waste discharge dominates the human presence on earth. Across the world, we need a revolution in ‘future-proofing’ our cities, progressively switching to renewable energy technology and mimicking natural zero-waste ecosystems. This book offers a strategy for addressing these challenges of urbanization through 90 case studies.

Urban Sprawl and Public Health: Designing, Planning, and Building for Healthy Communities
Author: Howard Frumkin, Lawrence Frank, and Richard Jackson
Publisher: Island Press
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $29.31
ArchitectureWeek— A summary of evidence linking adverse health outcomes with sprawling development and an outline of the complex challenges of developing policy that promotes and protects public health.

Transportation and Sustainable Campus Communities: Issues, Examples, Solutions
Author: Will Toor and Spenser W. Havlick
Publisher: Island Press
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $36.54
ArchitectureWeek— A study of how to manage transportation on university campuses, in large and small cities, with alternatives to single-occupancy vehicles.

Sustainable Urban Design: An Environmental Approach
Author: Randall Thomas, editor
Publisher: Spon Press
Year: 2002
Amazon Price: $175.00
ArchitectureWeek— An overview of important issues in sustainable urban design: buildings and their engineering systems, landscaping, transport systems, energy, water and waste systems. Illustrated examples of best practices.

A Legal Guide to Urban and Sustainable Development for Planners, Developers and Architects
Author: Daniel K. Slone, Doris S. Goldstein
Publisher: Wiley
Year: 2008
Amazon Price: $60.00
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