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Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less Are the Keys to Sustainability

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A challenging, controversial, and highly readable look at our lives, our world, and our future.

Emerald Cities

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A refreshing look at how American cities are leading the way toward greener, cleaner, and more sustainable forms of economic development.

Death and Life in American Cities

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A direct and fundamentally optimistic indictment of the short-sightedness and intellectual arrogance that has characterized much of urban planning in this century.

Peak Oil and the Second Great Depression

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A book that explores the economic impact of Peak Oil.

Climate Capitalism: Capitalism in the Age of Climate Change

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The future of capitalism in a recession-riddled, carbon-constrained world will be built on innovations that cutting-edge leaders are bringing to the market today.

America’s Climate Problem

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How a sensible national policy to reduce GHG emissions can bring a transition to clean energy sources while preserving healthy economic growth and high standards of living.

The Crash Course

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The unsustainable future of our economy, energy, and environment.

The Great Disruption

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We have come to the end of Economic Growth, Version 1.0, a world economy based on consumption and waste, where we lived beyond the means of our planet’s ecosystems and resources.

Making Good

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Billy Parish and Dev Aujla provide insights from their experiences as change agents.

Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era

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Business – motivated by profit, supported by civil society, and sped by smart policy – can get the US completely off oil and coal by 2050, and later beyond natural gas as well.

Turning Oil into Salt: Energy Independence through Fuel Choice

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Breaking oil's monopoly over transportation fuel is the only way to bring about energy independence.

Sustainable Energy without the Hot Air

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This enlightening book by David J. C. MacKay analyzes sustainable energy choices in an objective manner.

Edge City: Life on the New Frontier

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Joel Garreau is the foremost chronicler of the biggest revolution in 150 years in how humans build the cities that are the cornerstones, capstones and, sometimes, millstones of their civilizations.

Triumph of the City

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A pioneering urban economist offers fascinating proof that the city is humanity's greatest invention and our best hope for the future.

Makeshift Metropolis: Ideas About Cities

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Makeshift Metropolis describes how current ideas about urban planning evolved from the movements that defined the 20th century.

Who’s Your City?: How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life

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Globalization is not flattening the world; in fact, place is increasingly relevant to the global economy and our individual lives.

The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality

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A description of what policy makers, communities, and families can do to build a new economy that operates within Earth's budget of energy and resources.

Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century’s Sustainability Crises

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A collection of articles by some of the world's most provocative thinkers; together they take a hard-nosed look at the interconnected threats of our global sustainability quandary.

The Wealth of Nature: Economics as if Survival Mattered

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Building on the foundations of E. F. Schumacher's "economics as if people mattered," this book proposes a new model of economics based on the integral value of ecology, examining the true cost of confusing money with wealth.

The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World

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Together, Internet technology and the reality of renewable energy are creating a new type of electrical grid, one in which energy is stored and distributed on an individual basis.

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Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era

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