Next Generation Infrastructure

Named one of the 10 best books of 2014, American Society of Landscape Architects

BOOK REVIEW QUOTATIONS

"In a riveting tour of remarkable facilities from across the globe, Next Generation Infrastructure shows us what the ecological approach to infrastructure looks like in practice……Brown's path forward is the best we have -- cautious, creative and continuing the planning mantra of striving for a comprehensive way to appreciate the workings of the whole."

         ---- Evangeline Linkous, Journal of Urban Technology

"Written by a seasoned practitioner…it is, in a nutshell, an impressive survey of innovative infrastructure projects, both classic and lesser-known projects from the United States and around the world, with an emphasis on how local policy reform could move them from the margins to the mainstream."

        ------Andrea Broaddus, UC Berkeley, Journal of Planning Education and Research 2016

"If widely read, Next Generation Infrastructure can provide invaluable inspiration and guidance for next-generation decision makers."

           --- Urban Land Magazine

 Next Generation Infrastructure: Principles for Post-Industrial Public Works is a journey through Brown’s lively and facile mind. She has cataloged and taxonomized many public works throughout the world that harness innovative, sustainable methods and practices. The book is, at first glance, a difficult read. It is packed with case study after case study and agency after agency that have designed or orchestrated these projects. If one digs in, however, you find Brown’s voice, which is passionate and clear-headed. The projects that she is attracted to are all heroic and revolutionary in method.

 Brown’s explanation of the potential for local governments’ impact on these projects in an argument to take to the Republican House, and its explanation of the State Infrastructure Banks should be ferried over to Google and Facebook. She so easily gets to the root of the big issues in society by devoting a chapter on how to finance this large scale work. Again, clear-headed and optimistic.” 

-- Annie Coggan, AIA Oculus Magazine

“Hillary Brown’s new book is an inspiring argument that infrastructure behaves like nature. She walks us through the principles of a new ecological infrastructure piece by piece, with abundant case studies that show that ingenious, multi-purpose, carbon-neutral, resilient systems are not a pipe dream [paying] careful attention to how they were implemented, reinforcing the argument that these case studies are models that can be applied beyond their exceptional contexts.”

--  Dr. Mariana Mogilevich, Professor NYU for ASLA Magazine

" Every point made in the book was meticulous and bore a strong connection to current and future problems being faced around the world…...While simple and accessible, Next-Generation Infrastructure: Principles for Post-Industrial Public Works offers great insight into a sector of our world that needs one of the largest overhauls."

--  Jeremy Senko, Spacing Magazine: Canadian Urbanism Uncovered

Landscape architects who work with infrastructure projects will appreciate the broad look the author Hillary Brown takes at what’s needed to make infrastructure work in the modern world."

-- Landscape Architecture Magazine, August 2014