Natural Environment
Settlement, Village, Town
Agriculture & Food Production
Open Space, Recreation, and Education
Urban Neighborhoods

Support References

Agriculture and Food Production

Bane, P. and Holmgren, D. 2012 The Permaculture Handbook: garden farming for town and country. Gabriola, B.C. : New Society.

Benyus, J. 2002. Biomimicry: innovation inspired by nature. New York: Perennial.

Holmgren, D. 2002. Permaculture: principles and pathways beyond sustainability. Hepburn, Victoria: Holmgren Design Services.

Hunter, M. 2012. Using Ecological Theory to Guide Urban Planting Design: An adaptation strategy for climate change.  Landscape Journal  30(2):1773-193

The Community Solution. 2006. The Power of Community: how Cuba survived peak oil. (DVD, 53 minutes)

Urban Neighborhoods

Abbott, P., Carman, N., Carman, J., & Scarfo, B. 2009. Re-creating Neighborhoods for Successful Aging. Baltimore: Health professions Press.

Hodge, Gerald. 2008. The Geography of Aging: preparing communities for the surge in seniors. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University.

Opdam, P. & Steingröver,  E. 2008.  Designing Metropolitan Landscapes for Biodiversity: Deriving Guidelines from Metapopulation Ecology.  Landscape Journal 27:69-80.

Owen, D. 2009. Green Metropolis: why living smaller, living closer, and driving less are keys to sustainability. New York: Riverhead Books.

Stafford, P. 2009. Elderburbia: aging with a sense of place in America. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Vaz Del Bello, G. 2007. A Convenient Truth: urban solutions from Curitiba, Brazil (DVD, 52 minutes).

 Natural Environments

Berger, A.  2002. Representation and Reclaiming: Cartographies, Mappings, and Images of Altered American Western Landscapes. Landscape Journal 21:1-22

Berry, W. 2008. The Way of Ignorance.  In: B. Vitek, and W. Jackson (eds). The Virtues of Ignorance: Complexity, Sustainability, and the Limits of Knowledge. Lexington: U of Kentucky Press: 37-50.

Diamond, B.  2004. Awakening the Public Realm: Instigating Democratic Space. Landscape Journal. 23(1), 22-39.

Dramstad, W, JD Olson, RTT Forman. 1996. Landscape Ecology Principles in Landscape Architecture and Land-Use Planning. Fort Collins: Island Press.

McHarg, I. 1992. Design with Nature. New York: John Wiley.

Settlement, Village, Town

Arendt, R. 1994. Rural by Design: maintaining small town character. American Planning Association Planners Press.

Arendt, R. 1996. Conservation Design for Subdivisions. Washington, DC: Island.

Arendt, R. 1999. Growing Greener: putting conservation into local plans and ordinances. Washington, D.C.: Island Press.

Flint, A. 2006. This Land: the battle over sprawl and the future of America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins.

Hester, R. 2006. Design for Ecological Democracy. Cambridge, MA: MIT.

Jacobs, J. 1961: The Death and Life of Great American Cities. New York: Vintage.

Open Space, Recreation, and Education

Daly, H. and Townsend, K.  1993. Valuing the Earth: economics, ecology, ethics. Cambridge, MA: MIT.

Dee, C. 2001. Form and fabric in Landscape SArchitecture: a visual introduction. London, UK: Spoon.

Milbrath, L. 1989. Envisioning a Sustainable Society: learning our way out. Albany, NY: State University.

Shuman, M. 2000. Going Local: creating self-reliant communities in a global age. New York: Routledge.

Successful Aging

Bass, S., Caro, F., and Chen, Y., (eds.): 1993: Achieving a Productive Aging Society. Newport, CT: Auburn House.

Dychtwald, K. and Flower, J. 1989: Age Wave: the challenges and opportunities of an aging America. NY: St. Martin's.

Morrow-Howell, N., Hinterlong, J., and Sherrand, M. (eds). 2001: Productive Aging: concepts and Challenges. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins.


Frank, L., Engelke, P., and Schmid, T. 2003. Health and Community Design. Washington, DC: Island.

Frumkin, H., Frank, L., and Jackson, R. 2004.  Urban Sprawl and Public Health. Washington, DC: Island.

Hickey, T. Speers, M. and Prohaska. T. 1997. Public Health and Aging. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins.

Kawachi, I. and Berkman, L. 2003: Neighborhoods and Health. New York: Oxford.

Climate Change

Climate Impacts Group – University of Washington – see publications at

King County Director Ron Sims’ talk on Climate Change and his approach for the county. November 16, 2007. Go to the WSU Pullman CEREO web site

Frumkin, H. and Hess, J., and Vindigni, S. 2007. Peak Petroleum and Public Health.  JAMA. 2007;298(14):1688-1690.

Hertsgaard, M. 2011. Hot: living through the next 50 years on earth. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Knowlton K. et al. 2007. Projecting Heat-related mortality impacts under a changing climate in New York City Region. American Journal of Public Health, Nov. 2007; 97 (11): 2028-34.

Heinberg, R. & Lerch, D. 2010. The Post Carbon Reader: managing the 21st century’s sustainability crisis. Berkeley, CA: University California.

Lerch, D. 2007. Post Carbon Cities: planning for energy and climate uncertainty. Sebastopol, Calif.: Post Carbon Press.

Economics & Growth

Heinberg, R. 2011. The End of Growth: adapting to our new economic reality. Gabriola, Island, BC: New Society Publishers.

Victor, P. 2008. Managing Without Growth: slower by design, not disaster. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Peak Oil & Energy Issues

Brown, L. 2006: Plan B 2.0: rescuing a planet under stress and a civilization in trouble. NY: W.W. Norton & Co.

Heinberg, R. 2003. The Party’s Over.  Gabriola Island, BC: New Society. 

Heinberg, R. 2004. Powerdown.  Gabriola Island, BC: New Society. 

Kunstler, J. 2005 The Long Emergency. New York: Atlantic Monthly.

Shuman, M. 2000: Going Local: creating self-reliant communities in a global age. New York: Routledge.

Water Scarcity

Reisner, M. 1993: Cadillac Desert: the American West and its disappearing water. New York: Penguin.

Glennon, R. 2009. Unquenchable: America’s water crisis and what to do about it. Washington DC: Island.

Interesting  Perspectives

Princen, T. 2005. The Logic of Sufficiency. Cambridge, MA: MIT.

Owen, D. 2009. Green Metropolis: why living smaller, living closer, and driving less are keys to sustainability. New York: Riverhead.

Community Building

Garbage Warrior  (DVD, 84 minutes). Architect Mike Reynolds’ story of experimenting with off-grid housing and working from within the System to prepare for the future.

Kretzmann, J. and McKnight, J. 1993. Building Communities from the Inside Out: a path toward finding and mobilizing a community’s assets. Evanston, IL: Northwestern.

Wolff, T. 2010. The Power of Collaborative Solutions: six principles and effective tools for building healthy communities. San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass


The Power of Community – when Russia pulled out and Cuba lost 80% of its oil

A Convenient Truth: urban solutions from Curitiba, Brazil – about the most sustainable city in world

PBS TV Series: Unnatural Causes: is inequality making us sick? – web site has transcripts of the 7-part series

PBS TV Series: Designing Healthy Communities with Dr. Richard Jackson; and the book by the same title.