Stormwater management as art? Absolutely. Rain is a resource that should be valued and celebrated, not merely treated as an urban design problem, and yet, traditional stormwater treatment methods often range from ugly to forgettable. This book shows that it's possible to effectively manage runoff while also creating attractive landscapes.
What would it mean to live in cities designed to foster feelings of connectedness to the ocean? This book explores issues ranging from urban design and land use, to resource extraction and renewable energy, to educating urbanites about the wonders of marine life.
Presents the story of how Seattle, Washington transformed itself into a leader in sustainable 'green' building. This title offers case studies from cities in the US and insights into the processes that led Seattle to become home to one of the highest concentration of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) buildings in the world.
The complete streets movement is based around a simple idea: streets should be safe for people of all ages and abilities, whether they are walking, driving, bicycling, or taking the bus. This book offers practitioners the strategies, tools, and inspiration needed to translate this idea into real and lasting change in their communities.