Information Resources

These pages provide links to bibliographic information and organizational websites that are related to various issues associated with the mission of the Hixon Center for Urban Ecology. The information contained on these pages has been gathered through student projects and by Hixon Center student assistants. It is not meant to be an all inclusive list of sources on each topic, nor has every source been evaluated for quality. More information resources within the field of urban ecology will be added to this Website in the near future. In addition, these pages will be updated regularly; please visit this site again for new information.

· Environmental Education
· Community and Urban Forestry
· Land Recovery
· Environmental Design
· Transporation and Technology
· Sustainable Economic Development

Environmental Education


Biology is Outdoors: A Comprehensive Resource for Studying School Environments; J.M. Hancock, Weston Walch, 1991.

Bottle Biology; M. Ingram, Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co.; 1993. The Carnegie Academy for Science Education; C.C. James, 1995.

Creepy Crawlies and the Scientific Method; S.S. Kneidal, Fulcrum Publishing; 1993.

Critters; M.M. Allen, Aims Education Foundation; 1989.

Earth Child; Sheehan & Waidner, Council Oak Press; 1991.

Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment and the Human Prospect; David Reid, Earthscan Publications, Ltd.; London, 1995.

Ecological Literacy: Education and the Transition to a Postmodern World; David Orr, State University of New York Press; 1992.

Education Goes Outdoors; F.A. Johns, K.A. Liske, A.L. Evans, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co.; 1986.

Environmental Education in the Schools: Creating a Program That Works!; J.A. Braus and D. Wood, North American Association for Environmental Education; 1993.

Environmental Literacy: Education and the Transition to a Postmodern World; David Orr, Island Press; 1994.

Golden Guide Pond Life; G.K. Reid, Golden Press; 1987.

Habitats: Making Homes for Animals and Plants; P.M. Hickman; Addison-Wesley Publishing Co. 1993.

Hands-on Nature: Information and Activities for Exploring the Environment with Children; J. Lingelbach, Vermont Institute of Science; 1986.

The Nature Book. M. Dekkers, MacMillan Publishing Co. 1988.

Nature with Children of All Ages; E.A. Sisson, Prentice Hall Press; 1982.

Ponds and Streams; J. Sidworthy, Troll Associates; 1990.

Pond and Brook: A Guide to Nature in Freshwater Environments; M. Caduto, Hanover and London; 1985.

Practical Botanist; R.Imes, Simon & Schuster, Inc.; 1990.

Science Arts; M.A. Kohl, J. Potter, Bright Ring Publishing; 1993.

Urban Forestry for Children; UC Cooperative Extension, University of California Press.

Water Science; D. Seed, Addison-Wesley Publishing; 1992.

WOW The Wonder of Wetlands: An Educator’s Guide; B.E. Slattery, Environmental Concern; 1991.

Curriculum Guides

Learning About Plants (LEAP), Grade 3 Curricula; Cornell Plantation, 1991.

Learning About Plants (LEAP), Grade 5 Curricula; Cornell Plantation, 1991.

Pond Water Tour: The Water Test Kit and Minicurriculum for Exploring Lakes, Streams and Ponds; LaMotte Co., 1994.

Project WILD, Western Regional Environmental Education Council, 1992.

Aquatic WILD, Western Regional Environmental Education Council, 1987.

NatureScope: Amazing Mammals Part I, National Wildlife Federation, 1986.

Journal Articles

Conservation Behavior as the Outcome of Environmental Education. Asch, J. and B.M. Shore; Journal of Environmental Education pp. 25-33, 1975.

Critical Review of Behavioral Interventions to Preserve the Environment: Research Since 1980. Dwyer, W.O., F.C. Leeming, M.K. Cobern, B.E. Porter, and J.M.Jackson; Environment and Behavior pp. 275-321; 1993.

Changing Learner Behavior Through Environmental Education. Hungerford, H.R. and T.L. Volk; Journal of Environmental Education; Aug 1990.

The Development and Retention of Environmental Attitudes in Elementary School Children. Jaus, H.H.; Journal of Environmental Education pp. 33-36; 1984.

Education for the Environment: Higher education's challenge of the next century. Orr, David, The Journal of Environmental Education, 27: 7-10; 1996.

Education's challenge: re-calibrating values. Orr, David, Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy, 9: 43-47; 1994.

The Effect of Environmental Education Instruction on Children's Attitudes Toward the Environment. Jaus, H.H.; Science Education pp. 689-692; 1983.

The Impact of Environmental Education Programs on Knowledge and Attitude. Armstrong, J.B. and J.C. Impara; Journal of Environmental Education pp.31-43, 1991.

Organizations and Websites

Community Treehouse
Promotes Portland, Oregon's urban open spaces through summer programming for children and community

Earth Systems
“We develop, compile, categorize, and deliver environmental education and information resources using leading electronic technologies”

Provide resources for environmental educators, with a special focus on South Central Wisconsin.

National Tree Trust
Educate and empower America's youth while planting trees.

Wisconsin Nature Center directory.

North American Association for Environmental Education

National Environmental Education Advancement Project


Community and Urban Forestry


Children’s Participation: The Theory and Practice of Involving Young Citizens in Community Development and Environmental Care. Hart, R.A., UNICEF, 1997.

Community Benefits from Urban Forestry: The Urban Resources Initiative Managing Urban and High Use Recreation Settings. Grove, M., K.E. Vatcha, M.H. McDonough, W.R. Burch, Jr. USDA Forestry, 1993.

Community Organizations: Studies in Resource Mobilization, Milofsky, C., Oxford University Press, 1988.

A Place to Grow: Voices and Images of Urban Gardeners, Hassler, D. and L. Gregor, Pilgrim Press, 1999.

Planning Neighborhood Space with People. Hester, Jr., Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1984.

Journal Articles

Measuring the Value of the Urban Forest. MacDonald, L., American Forests 102:26-29, 1996.

Participating in Urban Forestry Projects: How the Community Benefits. Westphal, L.M., American Forests, 1995.

Participatory Planning and Design of Recreational Spaces with Children. Iltus, S. and R. Hart, Architecture and Behavior pp. 361-370, 1995.

Participatory Rural Appraisal and Participatory Learning Methods. Mascarenhas, Forest Trees and People.

Social Forestry and GIS. Grove, J.M. and M. Hohmann, Journal of Forestry pp. 10-15, 1992.

Trees and Wind: A Bibliography for Tree Care Professionals. Cullen, S. Journal of Arboriculture 28(1). 2002.

Organizations and Websites

American Community Gardening Association

American Forests

Community Resources

Connecticut Forest and Park Association

The Evergreen Foundation

International Society of Arboriculture

National Gardening Association

Northeast Center for Urban and Community Forestry

Society of Municipal Arborists


Tree Link

Trees New York

University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension Service

USDA Forest Service

USDA's Plants home page

Washington DC, District Department of Transportation, Urban Forestry Administration

World Wide Web Virtual Library: Forestry


Land Recovery


Brownfields: A Practical Guide to the Cleanup, Transfer and Redevelopment of Contaminated Property. Moyer, C. and G. Trimarche. Argent Communications Group. 1997.

Brownfields Redevelopment: A Guidebook for Local Governments and Communities. Kirshenberg, S.; Fischer, W.; Bartsch, C. and E. Collaton. International City/County Management Association and Northeast-Midwest Institute, Washington, D.C. 1997.

Brownfield Redevelopment, Air Quality and Electricity Restructuring. Center for Clean Air Policy, Washington, D.C. 1998.

The Brownfields Report
A bi-weekly newsletter that provides the latest information on brownfields projects, policies, and events. It is available in hard copy, via e-mail or fax.
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Phone: (202) 638-4260
Fax: (202) 662-9744

Brownfields State of the State Report: 50-State Program Roundup. Bartsch, C. Northeast-Midwest Institute, Washington, D.C. 1998.

Characteristics of Sustainable Brownfields Projects. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (EPA 500-R-98-001). 1998.

The Effects of Environmental Hazards and Regulation on Urban Redevelopment. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research, Washington, D.C. 1998.

Environmental Justice, Urban Revitalization, and Brownfields: The Search for Authentic Signs of Hope. National Environmental Justice Advisory Council. NEJAC, Waste and Facility Siting Committee, New York. 1996.

EPA Special Session on RCRA and Brownfields, Discussion Paper. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. November 18, 1998.

Financing Brownfield Reuse: Creative Use of Public Sector Programs. Bartsch, C. Northeast-Midwest Institute, Washington, D.C. 1997.

Innovations in Brownfield Finance: Issues, Opportunities, and Emerging Initiatives. Northeast-Midwest Institute, Washington, D.C. 1998.

Innovative Strategies, Practical Solutions: A Blueprint for Brownfield Redevelopment. Council of Great Lakes Governors, Chicago. 1998.

Lessons from the Field: Unlocking Economic Potential with an Environmental Key. Pepper, E. Northeast-Midwest Institute, Washington, D.C. 1997.

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Brownfields Legislation: Q&A. Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. March 13, 1997.

New Direction, A Report on Regulatory Reinvention: The Brownfields Economic Redevelopment Initiative, Laying the Framework for Sustainability. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Reinvention (EPA 100-R-98-20). 1998.

Pennsylvania’s Land Recycling Program Annual Report, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. July 1998.

Recycling America’s Land: A National Report on Brownfields Redevelopment. U.S. Conference of Mayors, Washington, D.C. 1998.

Redeveloping Brownfields: How States and Localities Use CDBG Funds. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research, Washington, D.C. 1998.

Turning Brownfields Into Greenbacks: Developing and Financing Environmental Contaminated Urban Real Estate. Simons, R. 1998.

The Urban Land Institute, Washington, D.C.: Thinking Ecologically, The Next Generation of Environmental Law and Policy, Esty, D. and M. Chertow, Eds., Yale University Press, New Haven. 1997.

ULI on the Future: Smart Growth. Urban Land Institute, Washington, D.C. 1998.

Waste Programs Environmental Justice Accomplishments Report, Executive Summary. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (EPA 540-R-95-239). 1995.

Journal Articles

Brownfields Bear Fruit for Developers. Feldman, A. Crain’s New York Business, 12(46). 1996.

Brownfields, Environmental Federalism, and Institutional Determinism. Buzbee, W. William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, 21(1). 1997.

Brownfields in Bloom: Restoring Contaminated Properties. Brand, M. and J. Herman. Bench and Bar, May/June, 1997.

Brownfields National Partnership: The Federal Role in Brownfields Redevelopment. Kaiser, S. Public Works Management and Policy, 2(3). 1998.

Brownfields of Dreams: Can EPA, Developers, and Local Communities Transform Old Industrial Sites into New Economic Hopes? Lerner, S. The Amicus Journal, Winter 1996.

Brownfields Perspective from Dr. Suess to Government Initiatives. O’Conner, R. and L. Pasciak. The Weston Way, March 1996.

Brownfields Redevelopment: A State-led Reform of Superfund Liability. Andrew, A. Natural Resources and Environment, 10(3): 27-31. 1996.

Brownfields – Redevelopment Efforts Grow. Williams, C. Wall Street Journal. September 22, 1995.

Designing and Enforcing Institutional Controls for Contaminated Properties: A Primer for Local Governments. Schilling, J. Municipal Lawyer, 39(2). 1998.

Pay Dirt: Real Estate Investors Avoid Properties that May be Polluted: Ron Bruder Thrives on the Yucky Stuff. Geer, C. Forbes, April 20, 1998.

Public Health and Brownfields: Reviving the Past to Protect the Future. Greenberg, M.; Lee, C. and C. Powers. American Journal of Public Health (accepted for publication). 1998.

Reclaiming Our Lost Industrial Heritage: Trenton’s Experience. Mallach, Alan. New Jersey Municipalities, March 1998.

Technology; Composite; Finding Greenbacks in Brownfields. Merrion, P. Crain's Chicago Business, April 8, 1996.

Organizations and Websites

The Brownfields Center

Brownfield Central: Market place for Property Resources

The Brownfields Non-Profits Network

The Center for Brownfields Initiatives

Environmental Law Institute

EPA Brownfields News and Events

Great Lakes Environmental Finance Center

International City/County Management Association

Northeast-Midwest Institute, Center for Regional Policy

Northeast-Midwest Institute Publications

Resources for the Future

U.S. Conference of Mayors


American Redevelopment, L.L.C.
27525 Puenta Real, Suite 100-606
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Phone: 714-457-2176
Fax: 714-582-3042

Brownfield Development Corporation
3105-C North Wilke Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Phone: 847-342-8830
Fax: 847-870-8331
E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Cherokee Industries, L.L.C.
5445 DTC Parkway, Suite 900
Englewood, CO 80111
Phone: (303) 771-9200

Dames & Moore/Brookhill, L.L.C.
11 East 44th Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 986-6660
Fax: (212) 986-6662

Greenfield Development Corporation
13102 NE 20th Street
Bellevue, WA 98005
Phone: (206) 885-2897
Fax: (206) 869-6497
E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Koll ENSR Realty Advisors
275 Battery Street, Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 772-0259
Fax: (415) 772-0459

National RE/Sources Corporation
485 West Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
Phone: (203) 661-0055
Fax: (203) 661-8071

Phoenix Land Recycling
3700 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: (717) 541-1980
Fax: (717) 541-1970


Environmental Design


Building and health: Indoor climate and effective energy use. Johnson, B.G., J. Kronvall, T. Lindvall, B. Pettersson, A, Wallin, and H. Weiss Lindencrona, Swedish Council for Building Research, 20 pages. 1991.

Building materials identified as major sources for indoor air pollution: a critical review of case studies. Gustafsson, Hans, Stockholm: Swedish Council for Building Research, 72 pages. 1992.

Building the Dream: A Social History of Housing in America. Wright, Gwendolyn. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1981.

Ceramic Houses & Earth Architecture: How to Build Your Own. Khalili, Nader. Los Angeles: Burning Gate Press, 1990.

Cities without Suburbs. Selman, Paul. St. Martin's Press, New York. 1996.

Cradle to Cradle - Remaking the Way We Make Things. McDonough, W. and M. Braungart. New York, North Point Press. 2002.

Doll Play as a Tool for Urban Designers. Brower, S., L. Gray, and R. Stough. Baltimore City Planning Commission 1977.

Ecological Design. Van der Ryn, Sim & Cowan, Stuart. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 1996.

Eco-Pioneers: Practical Visionaries Solving Today's Environmental Problems. Lerner, Steve. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1997.

From Eco-Cities to Living Machines: Principles of Ecological Design. Todd, Nancy Jack & Todd, John. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books, 1994.

Edge City: Life on the New Frontier. Garreau, J. Anchor. New York. 1992.

Energy and Problems of a Technical Society, Second Edition. Kraushaar, J. J. and R. A. Ristinen. New York, John Wiley & Sons. 1993.

Environmental Design: An Introduction for Architects and Engineers - Second Edition. Thomas, R., Ed. London, E & FN Spon. 1999.

Factor Four: Doubling Wealth, Halving Resource Use. Von Weizsacker, E., Lovins, A.B. and Lovins, L.H. Earthscan, London. 1997.

Getting Eco-Efficient. Chenery, Hollis. Johns Hopkins University Press Baltimore. 1979.

Green Development: Integrating Ecology and Real Estate. Wilson, Alex, Uncapher, Jenifer L., McManigal, Lisa, Lovins, L. Hunter, Cureton, Maureen, Browning, William D. New York: John Wiley & Sons,Inc, 1998.

A Green History of the World: The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations. Ponting, Clive. New York: Penguin Books, 1991.

A Green Vitruvius - Principles and Practice of Sustainable Architectural Design. Fitzgerald, E., A. McNichols, et al. London, James & James Ltd. 1999.

Guidelines for Sustainable Development. Gerace A. J., Flora, R.L., Kobet, R. J., Lieninger, C.L., & Whetzel, J. The Slippery Rock Foundation, 1993.

The HOK Guidebook to Sustainable Design. Mendler, S. and W. Odell. New York: John Wiley and Sons. 2000.

Handbook of Sustainable Building: An Environmental Preference Method for Selection of Materials for Use in Construction and Refurbishment. Anink, D., C. Boonstra, et al. London, James & James Limited. 1996.

The Hannover Principles: Design for Sustainability. McDonough, William A. New York: William McDonough Architects, 1998.

Indoor and outdoor air pollution and human cancer. Tomatis, L. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 162 pages. 1993.

In The Ecology of Commerce: a declaration of sustainability. Hawken, Paul. New York: Harper Collins. 1994.

Local Environmental Resource Centers. Kean,J., E. Adams. The Newcastle Architecture Workshop. 1991.

Local Sustainability: Managing and Planning Ecologically Sound Places. Selman, Paul. Chapman, Paul Publishing, Limited. 1996.

Magic Carpet: How to make a profit by reusing waste. Hawken, Paul. Mother Jones. 1997.

Mega-Slums: the coming sanitary crisis. Black, Maggie, London: WaterAid Report, 30 pages. 1994.

Modern Architecture. Scully, Vincent Jr. New York: George Braziller, 1994
New Towns: The British Experience. Evans, H. New York: John Wiley. 1972.

Planning for a Sustainable Environment. Garreau, Joel. Doubleday Press New York. 1991.

Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association. Selby, R., K. Anthony, J. Choi, and B. Orland. Environmental Design Research Association. 1990.

The Rammed Earth House. Easton, David. White River Junction: Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 1996.

Reshaping the Built Environment: Ecology, Ethics, and Economics. C. Kibert, ed. Washington, DC: Island Press. 1999.

The Road to Ecolonia: Evaluation and resident's survey. Novem. Amsterdam: drukkerij Rob Stolk bv, 1993.

Sick building syndrome: concepts, issues and practice. Roston, Jack, London: Spon, 186 pages. 1997.

Sick Building Syndrome: Sources, health effects, mitigation. Baechler, M.C., D.L. Hadley, T.J. Marseille, R.D. Stenner, M.R. Peterson, D.F. Naugle, and M.A. Berry. New Jersey: Noyes Data Corporation, 328 pages. 1991.

The Straw Bale House. Steen, A.S., Steen, B., & Bainbridge, D. White River Junction: Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 1994.

Streetwork: The Exploding School. Ward,C., A. Fyson. Routledge & Kegan Paul. 1976.

Sustainable Communities: A New Design for Cities, Suburbs, and Towns. Van der Ryn, Sim & Calthorpe, Peter. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1986.

Sustainable Development: Science, Ethics, and Public Policy. Lovins, A., Brylawski, M., Cramer, D. and Moore, T. Rocky Mountain Institute, Colorado. 1996.

Toward a Sustainable Future: Addressing the Long-Term Effects of Motor Vehicle Transportation on Climate and Ecology. Transportation Research Board (TRB). National Research Council: Washington, D.C. Special Report 251. 1997.

Urban Environmental Management: Environmental Change and Urban Design. White, R.W. John Wiley & Sons. 1994.

The Urban Wilderness: A History of the American City. Warner, Sam Bass Jr. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1995.

Water and the City: The Next Century. Rosen, Howard and Ann Durkin Keating, Chicago: Public Works Historical Society, 385 pages. 1991.

Xerox: Design for the Environment. Harvard Business School. Harvard Business School Publishing, Boston. 1993.

Journal Articles

A home fit for ecowarriors. Berry, John, New Scientist, July 30: 40. 1994.

Architecture goes green: an array of new projects proves that buildings can be ecologically correct, cost-efficient and beautiful as well. Lemonick, Michael D., Time, April 5: 38. 1993.

Audubon building flies as energy-efficient wonder. Weiss, Lois, Real Estate Weekly, 39(29): 1A. 1993.

Audubon Society opens green headquarters; environmentally designed building. Crosbie, Michael J., Progressive Architecture, 74(3): 19. 1993.

The benefits of lean and clean. Romm, Joseph J., Technology Review, 98(Feb./Mar.): 70-71. 1995.

The Chickens Can Come Home to Roost: the anatomy of a local infrastructure crisis. Rosell, Ellen. Urban Affairs Quarterly. 30, December 1994.

Cities in the developing world: Agenda for action following HABITAT II. Annez, Patricia and Alfred Friendly. Finance & Development, 33(December): 12-14. 1996.

The concepts of sustainable development and environmentally sound technology. Brooks, H. ATAS Bulletin 1(7). 1992.

Current concepts: building related illnesses. Menzies, Dick and Jean Bourbeau, The New England Journal of Medicine, 337(November 20): 1524-1531. 1997.

Economic effects of poor IAQ: Just opening a window can disrupt production. Haymore, Curtis and Rosemarie Odom, EPA Journal, Fall 1993.

Effect of a new ventilation system on health and well being of office workers. Menzies, Dick, Joe Pasztor, Fatima Nunes, Jeff Leduc, Chun-Ho Chan, Archives of Environmental Health, 52(5): 360. 1997.

Effects of luminous environment on worker productivity in building spaces. Abdou, Ossama A. Journal of Architectural Engineering, 3(Sept.): 124-132. 1997.

Environmental chamber for investigation of building envelope performance. Fazio, Paul, Andreas K. Athienitis, and Cedric Marsh, Journal of Architectural Engineering, 3(June): 97-102. 1997.

Eurosprawl. Marshall, Alex. Metropolis. 1995.

Experimental investigation of solar chimney assisted bioclimatic architecture. Kumar, Sanjay, S. Sinha and N. Kumar, Energy Conversion and Management, 39(Mar./Apr.): 441-444. 1998.

Georgia Setting Up Tough Anti-Sprawl Agency. Firestone, D. The New York Times. March 24, 1999.

IAQ: Whose responsibility? Levin, Hal, EPA Journal, Fall 1993.

If You Build it, They will Come. Chen, D. Progress. March 1998.

Indicators of Urban Sprawl. Oregon's Department of Land Conservation and Development. 1992.

Indoor air pollution: acute adverse health effects and host susceptibility. Zummo, Susan M. and Meryl H. Karol, Journal of Environmental Health, 58(Jan./Feb.): 25-29. 1996.

Indoor air quality investigation protocols. Greene, Robert E. and Phillip L. Williams, Journal of Environmental Health, 59(October): 6-13. 1996.

The indoor air we breathe: a public health problem of the 90’s. Oliver, L. Christine and Bruce W. Shackleton, Public Health Reports, 113(5): 398. 1998.

Indoor dynamic climatology: investigations on the interactions between walls and indoor environment. Camuffo, Dario, Atmospheric Environment, 17(9): 1803-1809. 1983.

Interview: Rome, sustainable city. Sachs-Jeanet, Celine. International Social Science Journal, 48(March): 103-106. 1996.

Investigating sick buildings: No obvious sources of contaminants are found. Leaderer, Brian, EPA Journal, Fall 1993.

Metropolis Unbound - The Sprawling American City and the Search for Alternatives. Geddes, R. The American Prospect. Nov/Dec. 1997.

Modeling the indoor environment. Austin, Barbara S., Stanley M. Greenfield, and Bruce R. Weir. Environmental Science and Technology, 26(May): 850-858. 1992.

The Natural Step Takes a First Step in the US. Environmental Building News. 1996.

The Next Industrial Revolution McDonough, William & Braungart, M. The Atlantic Monthly, 282(4). 1998.

On the energy consumption and indoor air quality in office and hospital buildings in Athens. Argiriou, A, D. Asimakopoulos and C. Balaras. Energy Conservation and Management, 35(May): 385-394. 1994.

Organic emissions from consumer products and building materials to the indoor environment. Tichenor, Bruce A. and Mark A. Mason, JAPCA, 38(March):264-268. 1988.

Pedestrian paradise. Durning, Alan Thein, Sierra, 82(May/June): 36-39. 1997.

The Politics of Smart Growth. Orski, C. K. Innovation Briefs. 10(2). Mar/Apr 1999.

Prove It: The Costs and Benefits of Sprawl. Gordon, P. and H.W. Richardson. In Brookings Review. The New Metropolitan Agenda. 1998.

Restructuring the City: Thoughts on Urban Patterns in the Information Society. Friedman, Ken. 1996.

Revisiting urban habitats: The human face of the urban environment. Satterthwaite, David, Proceedings of the second annual world bank conference on environmentally sustainable development. Environment, 38(November): 25-28. 1996.

RITE: Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth. Kondo, Jiro, Endeavour, 18(4): 154-157. 1994.

Sick building litigation raises stakes for insurers. McGowan, Owen P., Best’s Review – Property-Casualty Insurance Edition, 97(6): 112. 1996.

Sick building syndrome. O’Connell, Linda Matys, E, 6(1): 20. 1995.

Suburban Sprawl-Can we do anything about it? Orski, C. K. Innovation Briefs. 10(1). Jan/Feb 1999.

Sustainable cities: oxymoron, utopia, or inevitability? Blassingame, Lurton, The Social Science Journal, 35(1): 1-13. 1998.

The sustainable city. Gangloff, Deborah, American Forests, 101(May/June): 30-34. 1995.

Textile wall materials and sick building syndrome. Jaakkola, Jouni J.K., Pekka Tuomaala, and Olli Seppanen, Archives of Environmental Health, 49(3): 175. 1994.

To Engineer the Metropolis: Sewers, Sanitation, and City Planning in Late-Nineteenth-Century America. Schultz, Stanley K. and Clay McShane. The Journal of American History, 65(2): 389-411. 1978.

The view from Congress: we can no longer overlook the indoors. Waxman, Henry A., EPA-Journal, 19(Oct./Dec.): 38-39. 1993.

Water management and urban development. Niemczynowicz, Janusz, Impact of science on society, 166: 131-147. 1992.

Who pays for sprawl? Hidden subsidies fuel the growth of the suburban fringe. Longman, Philip J. U.S. News & World Report. 1998.

Organizations and Websites

American Institute of Architects

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

Architecture & Building Links

Built Environment Center

The Centre for Sustainable Design

Civil Engineering Research Foundation (CERF/IIEC)

Community Eco-Design Network (CEN)

Design-Build Institute of America

East St. Louis Research Project
Urban planning, architecture and design schools all conduct research and outreach in East St. Louis in order to revitalize the neighborhoods, promote community-based development

Eco-Home Network: ecological housing & sustainable development

Ecological Design Center

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network, US Department of Energy

Environ Design Collaborative

Great Lakes Environmental Finance Center

Green Building Information Council

Institution of Civil Engineers

McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry

National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)

Northwestern University Infrastructure Technology Institute (ITI)

Smart Communities Network

Sprawl Watch Clearinghouse

Sustainable Design, Green Building, Energy Efficiency & Healthy Homes Books

Sustainable Sources

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development

Urban Ecology: Rebuilding our cities in balance with nature



Transportation and Technology


Driving Forces - The Automobile, Its Enemies, and the Politics of Mobility. Dunn, J.A. Brookings Institution Press. Washington, D.C. 1998.

Making the Connections: Integrating Land-Use and Transportation for Livable Cities. 1000 Friends of Oregon. Volume 7. 1997.

Technology and the Rise of the Networked City in Europe and America, Tarr, Joel A. and Dupuy, Gabriel. Temple University Press, Philadelphia. 1988.

Journal Articles

Applying the brakes: environmental movement and the automobile. Kay, Jane Holtz. The Nation, 251(8): 280. 1990.

Cars and their enemies. Wilson, James Q. Commentary, July 1997: 17-23.

Civil engineering information from ASCE: the civil engineering database. Poland, Jean, DATABASE, 15(5): 56. 1992.

Environmental Implications of Electric Cars. Lave, Lester, Chris Hendrickson, and Francis McMichael. Science 268 May. 1995.

Hypercars: Materials, Manufacturing, and Policy Implications. Moffatt, I. The Parthenon Publishing Group, New York. 1995.

Station Cars: Personal Mobility with Reduced Cost. Bernard, Martin. On the Ground 1(3), Summer. 1995.

Organizations and Websites

Car Free Cities

Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida

Highway Innovation Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC)

Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

International Center for Technology Assessment

Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways (PATH), University of California, Berkeley

The Partnership for Advancing Technologies in Housing (PATH)



Sustainable Economic Development

Journal Articles

Housing finance and urban infrastructure finance. Kim, Kyung-Hwan. Urban Studies, Vol. 34. Edinburgh: October 1997, pp. 1597-1620.

Environment, economy in Garden State. Brekke, Rhea. Forum for Applied Research and Public-Policy. 11, Winter. 1996

Time is now for hoteliers to help shape U.S. tourism policy Gatty, Bob and Cecelia Blalock. Hotel & Motel Management. 1996.


Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation. Kozol, Jonathan. New York: Harper Perennial, 1995.

Beyond Growth: The Economics of Sustainable Development. Daly, Herman E. Beacon Press Books. 1997.

Development Aid: The Poor Women’s Perspective: A Synopsis. Jhabvala, Renana. Ahmedabad, India: Self-Employed Women’s Association.

Development in Theory and Practice. Black, Jan Knippers. Boulder: Westview Press, 1991.

Dilemmas of Urban Economic Development: Issues in Theory and Practice. Bingham, Richard D., and Robert Mier (eds.). Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 1997.

Economics and Development. Ingham, Barbara. New York: McGraw Hill Book Company, 1995.

Economic Development in the Third World, 4th ed. Todaro, Michael P. New York: Longman Inc., 1989.

The Economics of Developing Countries, 2nd ed. Nafziger, E. Wayne. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1990.

Global Environmental Politics. Porter, Gareth and Janet Welsh Brown. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1991.

Industrialization in the Non-Western World, 2nd ed. Kemp, Tom. Essex, England: Longman Group Limited, 1989.

Local Economic Development: Analysis and Practice. Blair, John P. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 1995.

Microfinance for the Poor? Schneider, Hartmut. (ed.) Paris, France: Development Centre of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 1997.

Our Urban Future: New Paradigms for Equity and Sustainability. Badshah, Akhtar A. St. Martin's Press. 1996.

Preparing for the Twenty-first Century. Kennedy, Paul. Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers, Ltd., 428 pages. 1993.

Poverty Reduction Handbook. The World Bank. Washington, DC: 1993.

Progress for a Small Planet. Ward, Barbara. London: Earthscan Publications Ltd., 1987.

Promoting Environmentally Sound Economic Progress: What the North Can Do. Repetto, Robert C. World Resources Institute. January 1990.

Urban Land Economics and Public Policy, 5th ed. Balchin, Paul N., Gregory H. Bull, and Jeffrey L. Kieve. Great Britain: Macmillan Press Ltd., 1995.

Urban Land Economic Development: Issues in Theory and Practice. Bingham, Richard D. and Mier, Robert. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, California. 1997.

Urban Policy and Economic Development: An Agenda for the 1990s. World Bank. 1995.

Vital Signs 1996: The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future. Brown, Lester R., Christopher Flavin, and Hal Kane. New York: Worldwatch Institute, 1996.

Organizations and Websites

Foundation for International Community Assistance (FINCA)

International Monetary Fund

Local Economic Development and Poverty Alleviation

The National Environmental Health Association

World Bank


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