Part I. The case for sustainable urbanism : 1. The built environment: where we are today : The American lifestyle on the wrong course ; Pioneering reforms: setting the stage for sustainable urbanism -- 2. Sustainable urbanism: where we need to go : Sustainable urbanism: the grand unification ; The three steps of sustainable urbanism -- Part II. Implementing sustainable urbanism : 3. Leadership and communications : Leadership talking points for sustainable urbanism / Jim Hackler and Irina Woelfle ; The power of paired choices ; Implementation agendas for leaders -- 4. The process and tools for implementing sustainable urbanism : RFQ for sustainable urbanist professionals ; Benchmarking municipal sustainability: The Santa Monica Sustainable City Plan / City of Santa Monica ; Documenting community preference in form and sustainability: Image Preference Survey (IPS) / Christina Anderson ; Conducting a charrette / Bill Lennertz ; Shaping sustainable neighborhoods with the Toledo Smart Neighborhood Analysis Protocol (SNAP) / Carolee Kokola ; Regulating plan and form-based code / Christina Anderson ; Incorporating sustainability through codes, covenants, and restrictions (CC & Rs) / Dan Slone ; RFP for a sustainable urbanist developer / City of Victoria, British Columbia -- Part III. Emerging thresholds of sustainable urbanism : 5. Increasing sustainability through density : Explaining density ; Illustrating density ; The transect of the everyday ; Water and the density debate / Lynn Richards ; Transit supportive densities -- 6. Sustainable corridors : The sustainable corridor / Doug Farr, Leslie Oberholzer, and Christian Schaller ; The integration of transportation ; Biodiversity corridors / Rebecca L. Kihslinger, Jessica Wilkinson, and James McElfish -- 7. Sustainable neighborhoods : Neighborhood diagrams ; Neighborhood definition / Victor Dover and Jason King ; Neighborhood completeness / Eliot Allen and Doug Farr ; Neighborhood housing / Laurie Volk and Todd Zimmerman ; Car-free housing ; Neighborhood retail / Robert J. Gibbs ; Economic benefits of locally owned stores / Matt Cunningham ; Third places ; Healthy neighborhoods / Melanie Simmons, Kathy Baughman McLeod, and Jason Hight ; Walkable streets and networks / Dan Burden ; Complete streets / Fred Dock ; Universal basic home access / Eleanor Smith ; Managing travel demands / Jeffery Tumlin ; Car sharing / Jeffery Tumlin. 8. Biophila : Open space / Carolee Kokola ; Public darkness / Nancy Clanton and Todd Givler ; Stormwater systems / Jim Patchett and Tom Price ; Food production / Lynn Peemoeller and Jim Slama, with Cathy Morgan ; Outdoor wastewater treatment / Thomas E. Ennis ; Indoor wastewater treatment / John Todd Ecological Design -- 9. High-performance buildings and infrastructure : The impact of planning on building energy usage / Alan Chalifoux ; 2030 À challenge / Ed Mazria ; High-performance infrastructure / Hillary Brown ; Large district energy systems / Doug Newman [and others] ; The 2030 Community Challenge: economic growth with sustainable urbanism -- Part IV. Case studies in sustainable urbanism : 10. Lessons learned from sustainable urbanism : Built infill : BedZED: London ; Glenwood Park: Atlanta, Georgia ; Holiday neighborhood: Boulder, Colorado ; Christie Walk: Adelaide, Australia ; Newington: Sydney, Australia ; High Point: Seattle, Washington ; Built greenfield : Upton: Northampton, England ; Kronsberg: Hannover, Germany ; Loreto Bay: Baja California Sur, Mexico ; Civano: Tucson, Arizona ; Poundbury: Dorchester, England -- 11. State of the art in unbuilt sustainable urbanism : Unbuilt infill : Dockside Green: Victoria, Canada ; Lloyd Crossing, Portland, Oregon ; Z-Squared: London, England ; New Railroad Square: Santa Rosa, California ; Uptown Normal: Normal, Illinois ; Unbuilt greenfield : Dongtan: Shanghai, China ; Galisteo Basin Preserve: Santa Fe, New Mexico ; Pulelehua: Maui, Hawaii ; Coyote Valley: San Jose, California ; Scales of intervention. This title provides clear direction for urban designers, urban planners, and architects to design cities and developments that are sustainable and reduce environmental harms. The text includes background on sustainability, standards for sustainable urbanism, and case studies of exemplars of sustainable urban design.