Heather Boyer is an editor with Island Press in Boulder, Colorado. She acquires and edits books in the areas of land use planning, sustainable architecture, landscape architecture and environmental health. Over the past 12 years she has been largely responsible for the rise of this non-profit company into the top ranks of publishers in these fields. In recent years, she has published works by Peter Calthorpe, Carl Steinitz, Dan Solomon and Richard T.T. Forman. She particularly enjoys putting together practitioners and writers to effectively tell the story of important best practices, and publishing books that cross boundary lines between fields. As a Loeb Fellow, Heather studied urban policy development, affordable housing, real estate development, community health issues, and the economics of green building.