Planetizen: Second edition of 'New Urbanism' outlines city, environmental restoration

Looking over green treetops toward downtown Phoenix

McGraw-Hill Professional introduces the second edition of "Charter of the New Urbanism," a seminal book originally published in 1999 that covered the urban sprawl issue. Senior Sustainability Scientist and School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning professor Emily Talen edited the second edition.

Urban and suburban landscapes have certainly changed since 1999, and the new edition boasts up-to-date case studies, plans, and examples for design professionals, architects, developers, planners, officials, and community members. The book aims to educate on how we can "conserve environmental assets and preserve our built legacy."

Emily Talen is also a professor in the School of Sustainability. She is the director of the Phoenix Urban Research Lab (PURL) at ASU and co-editor of the Journal of Urbanism.