Keyword: sustainable development

    Landscape Urbanism and its Discontents

    Landscape Urbanism and its Discontents

    Dissimulating the Sustainable City

    In contemporary Western society, urban development is regarded as an unfortunate blight from which nature provides a much-needed respite. This apparent dichotomy ignores the interdependence between human settlement and the natural world. In fact, …

    related subjects: Urban Issues
    Toward Sustainable Communities

    Toward Sustainable Communities

    Solutions for Citizens and Their Governments - Fourth Edition

    The need to make our communities sustainable is more urgent than ever before. Toward Sustainable Communities remains the single most useful resource for creating vibrant, healthy, equitable, economically viable places. This comprehensive update of …

    related subjects: Urban Issues
    Mobilizing the Green Imagination

    Mobilizing the Green Imagination

    An Exuberant Manifesto

    Dysfunctional cities, catastrophic climate change, ever-deepening distance from nature - today we see environmental disaster everywhere we look. In Mobilizing the Green Imagination, philosophical provocateur Anthony Weston urges us to move beyond …

    related subjects: Environment & Economy
    Thriving Beyond Sustainability

    Thriving Beyond Sustainability

    Pathways to a Resilient Society

    Every 15 seconds on our Earth Island, a child dies from waterborne disease. Three times an hour, another species becomes extinct. Each day we consume 85 million barrels of oil and pump 23 million tons of carbon dioxide into an already warming …

    related subjects: Environment & Economy
    Sustainable Communities: A New Design Synthesis for Cities, Suburbs and Towns

    Sustainable Communities: A New Design Synthesis for Cities, Suburbs and Towns

    This classic text is a practical vision of how different types of communities can make the transition to a sustainable way of life that balances production and consumption, reduces resource waste and produces long-term social and ecological health.

    related subjects: New Catalyst Books
    The Ecology Of Hope

    The Ecology Of Hope

    Communities Collaborate for Sustainability

    by Ted Bernard & Jora Young
    foreword by Wes Jackson

    The Ecology of Hope is a remarkably upbeat account of a number of communities where collaboration among different factions and interest groups has led to breakthrough consensus on plans for achieving sustainability. The authors reveal the hopeful …

    related subjects: New Catalyst Books
    Evolution's Edge

    Evolution's Edge

    The Coming Collapse and Transformation of Our World

    It is now 5 minutes to midnight on the Doomsday Clock, reflecting the fact that we are closer to assuring the obliteration of our species than we have been at any time since the early eighties. We are rapidly approaching a tipping point, where we …

    related subjects: Post Carbon Prep / Peak Oil
    Human Scale

    Human Scale

    Size matters. And "progress", as it translates into sprawl, congestion, resource depletion, overpopulation, the decline of communities and the rise of corporate rule, is quite literally killing us. In his landmark work Human Scale, Kirkpatrick Sale …

    related subjects: New Catalyst Books