Understanding Serenbe

Architects, community planners, landscape designers, and civic minded people from all over the world visit Serenbe to learn more about and experience its pioneering approaches to neighborhood development. We are asked every day by visitors to the community to recommend books that help explain why this community has developed in the way that it has. These titles are selected by Hills & Hamlets Bookshop staff as books we consider to be relevant to this understanding. This list is far from complete, and does not necessarily represent an endorsement of any specific book or author by the Serenbe founders, designers, or employees. 

Serene Urbanism: A Biophilic Theory and Practice of Sustainable Placemaking Cover Image
$155.00
ISBN: 9781472461377
Availability: Special Order
Published: Routledge - October 4th, 2016

The Greening of Architecture: A Critical History and Survey of Contemporary Sustainable Architecture and Urban Design Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781409447399
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Published: Routledge - January 24th, 2014

Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality Cover Image
$49.95
ISBN: 9781138296848
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Published: Routledge - July 20th, 2017

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781565126053
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Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - April 22nd, 2008

Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616205782
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 2016

Rural Studio: Samuel Mockbee and an Architecture of Decency Cover Image
By Andrea Oppenheimer Dean, Timothy Hursley (Photographer), Lawrence Chua (Contribution by)
$34.95
ISBN: 9781568982922
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - January 2002

Rural Studio at Twenty: Designing and Building in Hale County, Alabama Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781616891534
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - May 20th, 2014

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The New Grand Strategy: Restoring America's Prosperity, Security, and Sustainability in the 21st Century Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250072306
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Published: St. Martin's Press - June 14th, 2016

Handbook of Biophilic City Planning & Design Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781610916202
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Published: Island Press - January 5th, 2017

Biophilic Cities: Integrating Nature Into Urban Design and Planning Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781597267151
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Published: Island Press - October 25th, 2010

Rural by Design: Planning for Town and Country Cover Image
$109.95
ISBN: 9781611901528
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Published: American Planning Association - May 7th, 2015

City on the Verge: Atlanta and the Fight for America's Urban Future Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780465054732
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Published: Basic Books - May 16th, 2017

The Death and Life of Great American Cities Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679741954
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Published: Vintage - December 1st, 1992

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Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Declineof America's Man-Made Landscape Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780671888251
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Published: Free Press - July 26th, 1994

The Architecture of Community Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9781597265782
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Published: Island Press - May 2009

Where We Want to Live: Reclaiming Infrastructure for a New Generation of Cities Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250078254
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Published: St. Martin's Press - March 15th, 2016

The Language of Towns & Cities: A Visual Dictionary Cover Image
By Dhiru A. Thadani, Leon Krier (Foreword by), Andres Duany (Introduction by)
$95.00
ISBN: 9780847834860
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Published: Rizzoli International Publications - November 16th, 2010

Sustainable Urbanism and Beyond: Rethinking Cities for the Future Cover Image
By Tigran Haas (Editor)
$75.00
ISBN: 9780847838363
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Published: Rizzoli International Publications - April 3rd, 2012

A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction Cover Image
$65.00
ISBN: 9780195019193
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - August 25th, 1977

Business Lessons from a Radical Industrialist Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780312544553
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Published: Griffin - March 29th, 2011

The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061252792
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - November 2010

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming Cover Image
By Paul Hawken (Editor), Tom Steyer (Foreword by)
$22.00
ISBN: 9780143130444
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Published: Penguin Books - April 18th, 2017

The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability - Designing for Abundance Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780865477483
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Published: North Point Press - April 16th, 2013