Publications

Paul R. Brown, AICP

Co‐Author (with Dr. Vladimir Novotny and Jack Ahern), Water Centric Sustainable Communities: Planning, Retrofitting, and Building the Next Urban Environment, published by Wiley (2010)

Publication Date: October 12, 2010 | ISBN-10: 0470476087 | ISBN-13: 978-0470476086 | Edition: 1 | The current literature compartmentalizes the complex issue of water and wastewater into its discrete components; technology, planning, policy, construction, economics, etc.  Considered from the perspective of sustainability, however, water in the urban environment must be approached as a single resource that can be continuously reused and recycled.  This book is the first to capture all of the current work on this idea in a single, integrated, plan for designing the water-centric cities of the future.  From new construction to the retrofitting of existing systems, this book presents the case for a new urban relationship to water, one with a more sustainable connection to the environment and the hydrological cycle.  Through case studies of successfully planned and built systems around the world, the book will educate the reader about the need for a new approach to urban water management, and make the case that these changes are not only possible but imperative.


Contributing Author (Gary Hack, Eugenie Birch, Paul Sedway, and Mitchell Silver, Editors), Local Planning: Contemporary Principles and Practice, published by ICMA Press (2009)

Publication Date: June 15, 2009 | ISBN-10: 0873261488 | ISBN-13: 978-0873261487 | Edition: 1 | Local Planning is the all-new edition of the popular book, The Practice of Local Government Planning, which has been the valued resource for preparing for the AICP exam. This new edition helps the reader understand the complexities of planning at the local level, and prepare to make decisions in a challenging environment. The eight chapters in Local Planning, roughly spanning from context to applications, consists of articles written by a wide range of experts-academics, practitioners, clients, and observers of planning. Many examples of planning in action illustrate central principles.


Contributing Author (Eugenie L. Birch and Susan M. Wachter, Editors), Growing Greener Cities: Urban Sustainability in the Twenty‐First Century, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press (2008)

In Growing Greener Cities, a collection of essays on urban sustainability and environmental issues edited by Eugenie L. Birch and Susan M. Wachter, scholars and practitioners alike promote activities that recognize and conserve nature’s ability to sustain urban life. These essays demonstrate how partnerships across professional organizations, businesses, advocacy groups, governments, and individuals themselves can bring green solutions to cities from London to Seattle. Beyond park and recreational spaces, initiatives that fall under the green umbrella range from public transit and infrastructure improvement to aquifer protection and urban agriculture.

Growing Greener Cities offers an overview of the urban green movement, case studies in effective policy implementation, and tools for measuring and managing success. Thoroughly illustrated with color graphs, maps, and photographs, Growing Greener Cities provides a panoramic view of urban sustainability and environmental issues for green-minded city planners, policy makers, and citizens.


Co‐editor (with Dr. Vladimir Novotny), Cities of the Future: Towards Integrated Sustainable Water and Landscape Management, published by IWA (2007)

Publication Date: 05 Sep 2007 | ISBN: 9781843391364 | Pages: 352 | Hardback | This book is developed from and includes the presentations of leading international experts and scholars in the 12-14 July, 2006 Wingspread Workshop. With urban waters as a focal point, this book will explore the links between urban water quality and hydrology, and the broader concepts of green cities and smart growth. It also addresses legal and social barriers to urban ecological sustainability and proposes practical ways to overcome those barriers. Cities of the Future features chapters containing visionary concepts on how to ensure that cities and their water resources become ecologically sustainable and are able to provide clean water for all beneficial uses. The book links North American and Worldwide experience and approaches. The book is primarily a professional reference aimed at a wide interdisciplinary audience, including universities, consultants, environmental advocacy groups and legal environmental professionals.


Panel Moderator, Session 5: Challenges that Cities Face – Nexus of Energy, Water and Food Security, Liveable & Sustainable Cities for the Future: World Cities Summit 2010 Conference Proceedings, published by Centre for Liveable Cities (2011)

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