Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods (Hardcover)

Design for Environment and Community

By Cynthia Girling, Ronald Kellett

Island Press, 9781597260282, 192pp.

Publication Date: December 23, 2005

List Price: 60.00*
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About the Author

Cynthia Girling is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon and the author of numerous publications and books including Yard, Street, Park (Wiley, 1996). Before joining the faculty of U. of Oregon, she was a practicing landscape architect in Canada and Oregon. Girling is the co-author of Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods: Design for Environment and Community.


Ronald Kellett is an Associate Professor of Architecture in the Center for Housing and Innovation at the University of Oregon. Before coming to U. of Oregon, he was a practicing architect.


Praise For Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods: Design for Environment and Community

"Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods, a synthesis of the best ideas about urban planning and greenspace, could not come at a better time. Girling and Kellert provide a blueprint for creatively interweaving gray and green infrastructure, urban design, and the environment. The results are sustainable neighborhoods and green metropolitan regions that artfully preserve nature and create better cities."

— Mike Houck, Executive Director, Urban Greenspaces Institute

"A great treat. This well-researched, clearly presented book is a crisp validation of what my eyes, ears, feet, and heart have been saying to me on my ten year trek working in 2,000 different communities. This book is a great companion for my own journey, as I know it will be for environmentalists and urbanists who need to come together on a common language and knowledge. This book shows the path to a sustainable future."

— Daniel Burden, Senior Urban Designer and Director of Walkable Communities, Inc.