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  • Growing Cooler: The Evidence on Urban Development and Climate Change

    This book outlines ways to combine efficient land use and energy efficiency to mitigate climate change.

  • Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design With Nature

    This call to action is a comprehensive introduction to “sustainable urbanism,” the emerging and growing design reform movement that combines the creation and enhancement of walkable and diverse places with the need to build high-performance infrastructure and buildings.

  • Urban Ecology

    Urban Ecology is a Euro-American diary that captures the beauty of city life and celebrates the four seasons through 30 short stories and color photographs about New York life as seen through the eyes of a European environmental activist.

  • The Sourcebook of Decorative Stone

    What makes a good decorative stone? How does one determine what kind is appropriate for a specific use?

  • Creating Value: Smart Development and Green Design

    Case studies, perspectives, and examples for creating the built environment in the 21st century.

  • Busby: Learning Sustainable Design

    Peter Busby started his first practice in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in 1984 with a desire to influence the city’s growth and have a direct social and physical effect on the built environment.

  • Integrated Design—MITHUN

    This book examines the practice, principles and projects of the architectural firm, Mithun.

  • Book Tells Why and How to Create a Sustainable Business

    This book, which challenges the mindset of business as usual, explains how and why to create a sustainable business.

  • A Business School Gets Sustainable Inspiration from a Book

    The project team for the Maurice J. Gallagher Jr. Hall at the University of California, Davis, found inspiration in a book titled Natural Capitalism while designing the 82,000-square-foot (7618-m²) business school in a sustainable manner.

  • Learning from the Past

    On occasion, I revisit my past and smile at my teenage ideals or remember sights, sounds and emotions linked to a particular event in my life.