Cities are growing at unprecedented rates. Most continue to sprawl into the countryside. Some are only now adopting policies that attempt to control air pollution from vehicles, reduce water pollution from urban runoff, and repair fragmented urban ecosystems. Can good urban design and sound environmental design coincide at a neighborhood level to create healthy communities?
Absolutely, and the strategies presented by Cynthia Girling and Ronald Kellett in Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods illustrate how to weave together contemporary thinking in urban planning with open space planning and urban ecology. Drawing from eighteen case studies, these green neighborhoods are the best examples of how the natural environment can play integral roles in neighborhoods.
Green neighborhoods offer a mix of housing types in order to serve a broad cross-section of people with a finely-grained variety of land uses and services, all close to home. In ecologically sound communities, the urban landscape is a functioning part of the whole ecosystem. Wooded areas, meandering streams, wetlands, and open spaces are planned and engineered to clean the air and the water. Skinnier streets and practical pathways weave into a functional, economical network to provide a range of equally good transportation choices, from walking to mass transit, that move people efficiently and economically.
This book moves beyond identifying problems to demonstrate proven methods and models that solve multiple, complex problems in concert. With innovative ideas and practical advice, Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods is a guide for today's planners, architects, engineers, and developers to better neighborhoods and a more natural metropolis.
Hearty and healthy salad recipes inspired by neighborhoods across the globe.
No matter where you live in the world, it is the daily rituals of food that bind and connect us. Â Neighborhood is a must-have collection of show-stopping yet simple vegetable-packed recipes, delivered against a backdrop of charming stories of food, family, and friendship. These delicious main-meal salads are filled with exciting flavors from around the world, journeying from Brooklyn to the greater Americas, the Mediterranean, Asia, France, Australia, and many other neighborhoods. Â Incorporating vegetables, grains, beans, nuts, herbs, and spices in exciting combinations, the recipes here redefine what a salad can be. From Shredded Collard Greens, Baked Sweet Potato, and Pinto Beans with Paprika-Buttermilk Dressing to Cumin-Spiced Cauliflower with Fried Lentils and Spinach Yogurt and Thai Carrot and Peanut Salad, the sixty hearty salad recipes represent plant-based goodness at its very best, with recipes youâll want to make time and time again. A collection of dessert recipes leaves the book with a sweet finish.
The LEED Reference Guide for Green Neighborhood Development, 2009 Edition, is a user's manual that guides a LEED-ND project from registration to certification. This guide is specifically designed to provide the tools necessary for sustainable choices to be made by developers, planners, architects and others involved in the vertical and horizontal development of a neighborhood development project. The Reference Guide includes detailed information on the process for achieving LEED-ND certification, detailed credit and prerequisite information, resources, and standards for the LEED 2009 for Neighborhood Development Rating System. For each credit or prerequisite, the guide provides: intent, requirements, point values, environmental, economic and social issues, related credits, summary of referenced standards, credit implementation discussion, timeline, and team recommendations, calculation methods and formulas, documentation guidance, examples, exemplary performance options, regional variations, resources, and definitions.
Shari Lapenaâs new thriller, A STRANGER IN THE HOUSE, is available now from Viking Books!
âThe twists come as fast [as] you can turn the pages.âÂ âPeople
âProvocative and shocking.âÂ âLisa Gardner,Â New York Times bestselling author of Find Her
âI read this novel at one sitting, absolutely riveted by the storyline.Â The suspense was beautifully rendered and unrelenting!â âSue Grafton,Â New York TimesÂ bestselling author ofÂ X
It all started at a dinner party. . .
A domestic suspense debut about a young couple and their apparently friendly neighborsâa twisty, rollercoaster ride of lies, betrayal, and the secrets between husbands and wives. . .
Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it allâa loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one night, when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately lands on the parents. But the truth is a much more complicated story.
Inside the curtained house, an unsettling account of what actually happened unfolds. Detective Rasbach knows that the panicked couple is hiding something. Both Anne and Marco soon discover that the other is keeping secrets, secrets they've kept for years.Â
What follows is the nerve-racking unraveling of a familyâa chilling tale of Â deception, duplicity, and unfaithfulness that will keep you breathless until the final shocking twist.
A prominent borough for many years, Fort Howard occupied the area immediately west of the mouth of the Fox River in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Named after the military garrison that once stood there, Fort Howard-once Green Bay's fierce rival-was incorporated into the City of Green Bay in 1895. Today, the neighborhood is a seamless extension of the city, blending burgeoning commerce with historic homes. This collection of vintage photographs highlights stories of the people and businesses that have made this area unique, from philanthropic businessmen to the bustling Broadway District.
Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm!
Meet Ove. Heâs a curmudgeonâthe kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him âthe bitter neighbor from hell.â But must Ove be bitter just because he doesnât walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?
Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Oveâs mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residentsâ association to their very foundations.
A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrewâs Last Stand, Fredrik Backmanâs novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others. âIf there was an award for âMost Charming Book of the Year,â this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands downâ (Booklist, starred review).
Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating Small Scale Community in a Large Scale World introduces an antidote to faceless, placeless sprawl â small scale neighborhoods where people can easily know one another, where empty nesters and single householders with far-flung families can find friendship or a helping hand nearby, and where children can have shirt-tail aunties and uncles just beyond their front gate.
The book describes inspiring pocket neighborhoods through stories of the people who live there, as well as the progressive planners, innovative architects, pioneering developers, craftspeople and gardeners who helped create them.
Sarah Susanka, author of the best selling Not So Big House series, wrote the Foreword to the book, placing pocket neighborhoods within context of the contemporary trends in housing and community. Ross Chapin begins the book by outlining the shifts in the scale of community and the American Dream over several generations, leading to super-sized houses in a sea of development, then describes a solution to help restore healthy, livable communities. The first section of the book looks at historic precedents of pocket neighborhoods. The second section covers a wide range of contemporary pocket neighborhoods, including New Urban communities, affordable housing, houseboat communities, eco-neighborhoods, and Ross Chapin Architects' own pocket neighborhood examples. The third section focuses on 'cohousing' communities, from Danish origins in the 1960s, to examples across America, Australia and New Zealand, including a chapter on senior cohousing. The fourth section looks at retrofitting pocket neighborhoods within existing communities.
Throughout the book are series of "Design Keys" that highlight the essential principles of pocket neighborhood planning and design, and short stories about "Pocket Neighborhood Pioneers" who blazed new trails. The book is filled with rich photographs, drawings, illustrations and site plans, and a Resources section at the end provides leads for the reader to explore the topic in further detail.
In this neighborhood, danger lies close to home. A domestic thriller packed full of secrets, and a twisty story that never stopsâfrom the bestselling author of The Couple Next Door He looks at her, concerned. âHow do you feel?âÂ She wants to say, Terrified. Instead, she says, with a faint smile, âGlad to be home.â
Karen and Tom Krupp are happyâtheyâve got a lovely home in upstate New York, theyâre practically newlyweds, and they have no kids to interrupt their comfortable life together. But one day, Tom returns home to find Karen has vanishedâher carâs gone and it seems she left in a rush. She even left her purseâcomplete with phone and IDâbehind.
There's a knock on the doorâthe police are there to take Tom to the hospital where his wife has been admitted. She had a car accident, and lost control as she sped through the worst part of town.
The accident has left Karen with a concussion and a few scrapes. Â Still, sheâs mostly okayâexcept that she canât remember what she was doing or where she was when she crashed. The cops think her memory loss is highly convenient, and they suspect she was up to no good.Â
Karen returns home with Tom, determined to heal and move on with her life. Then she realizes somethingâs been moved. Somethingâs not quite right. Someoneâs been in her house. And the police won't stop asking questions.
Because in this house, everyoneâs a stranger. Everyone has something theyâd rather keep hidden. Something they might even kill to keep quiet.
Twelve of Daniel Tigerâs most grr-ific adventures are now available in one dazzling edition!
Whether heâs trying a new food, having fun at his first sleepover, or playing with his little sister on the playground, Daniel Tiger loves making friends and going on new adventures! Would you like to come along? This treasury includes twelve of Danielâs most grr-ific stories, each of which can be read aloud in five minutes. This sweet collection is perfect for busy little tigers who are always on the go!
Daniel Tigerâs 5 Minute Stories features: Daniel Goes to School Daniel Visits the Doctor Danielâs First Sleepover Danielâs Winter Adventure Danielâs New Friend Daniel Tries a New Food Daniel Goes to the Playground Danielâs First Fireworks You Are Special, Daniel Tiger! Goodnight, Daniel Tiger The Baby Is Here! Nighttime in the Neighborhood
What will it take for a cynical older sister to realize sheâs a born accordion player â with music in her heart?
Eugenia Lincoln is a practical person with no time for gee-gaws, whoop-de-whoops, or frivolity. When an unexpected package containing an accordion arrives at her house, she is determined to have nothing to do with it. But her plans to sell the accordion, destroy the accordion, and give the accordion away all end in frustration. How can Eugenia stop being tormented by this troublesome package? Might she discover that a bit of unforeseen frivolity could be surprisingly . . . joyous?