The list author says: "Looking for some practical, hands-on books on smart growth, urban planning, and New Urbanism? Look no further...this list has some of the leading books and authors from McGraw-Hill, including Andrés Duany, Peter Katz, Alexander Garvin, Jeff Speck, Pedro Ortiz, Stephen Mouzon, and more."
"In the Third Edition of The American City: What Works, What Doesn't, award-winning city planner and renowned urban scholar Alexander Garvin examines more than 350 programs and projects that have been implemented nationwide in 150 cities and suburbs, evaluates their successes and failures, and offers relevant lessons learned from them."
"A proven approach for addressing explosive metropolitan growth in an integrated and holistic manner. This timely guide offers a methodical system for addressing the crucial issues facing governments, professionals, the private and public sectors, developers, stakeholders, and inhabitants of twenty-first-century metropolises."
"For more than 50 years, this pioneering guide has served as the foremost resource on the principles and practices of landscape architecture. Now, the book has been revised to address the latest developments in the field, providing a comprehensive, current presentation of the profession."
"The Smart Growth Manual is an indispensable guide to city planning. This kind of progressive development is the only way to fully restore our economic strength and create new jobs, new industries, and a renewed ability to compete in the first rank of world economies. -- Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco""
"Introduces the language of city design with 40 forecast models that predict the choices available to shelter human activity within limits. This expanded ability to compare options in a shorter time frame will lead to more informed leadership and investment."
"This forward-looking resource discusses sustainable remediation methods for converting a land liability into a high-value asset, and presents best practices and creative thinking on how to increase property value by viewing contaminated sites as lucrative opportunities."
"This GreenSource book offers a complete survey of Civano, the largest high-performance mixed-use community in the United States. Located in Tucson, Arizona, Civano encompasses high standards of resource conservation, sustainability, and solar energy use."
"Featuring articles by authoritative urban design scholars and practitioners, this is a comprehensive, meticulously researched compendium of every aspect of the physical design of cities and other urban places, including communities and civic and public places."
"Written by a licensed landscape architect with more than 20 years of professional experience, this authoritative guide combines established approaches to site planning with sustainable practices and increased environmental sensitivity. Fully revised and updated, the Second Edition discusses the latest standards and protocols-including LEED."
"Land Development Handbook provides a step-by-step approach to any type of project, from rural greenfield development to suburban infill to urban redevelopment,providing the latest information regarding green technologies and design."