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By David Hall / On October 21st, 2016

"What is a street?" is the first question posed in Global Street Design Guide from the ...

By Kyler Geoffroy / On October 20th, 2016

Many of the actions we must take to mitigate climate change-reducing fossil fuel use offer significant benefits for public health. 

By David Hall / On October 17th, 2016

Founded in 1996, The Skyscraper Museum is a private, not-for-profit, educational corporation devoted to the study of high-rise building, past, present, and future. Located in New York City, the world's first and foremost vertical metropolis, the museum...


By David Hall / On October 14th, 2016

As cities in America redevelop, they face challenges to citizens’ wellbeing, i.e. gentrification and sustainability concerns. In her new book, The Past and Future City...

By Denise Fairchild / On October 12th, 2016

Understanding the centuries-long abolitionist movement offers insight into the vision, the structural changes, the personal commitments, the political struggles, and the global movement required to stave off catastrophic climate change.

By Emily Monosson / On October 11th, 2016

The access issue touches all of us. From the cancer patient wanting to read up on her disease to the community organizers whose groundwater is tainted with solvents, the seaside city planner wanting the latest climate change models, and the high school...

By Katharine Sucher / On October 6th, 2016

Although it’s been known for some time that our oceans are overfished, but reliable data about the state of the world’s fisheries has been scarce. This lack of information makes it difficult to advance policy as well as legitimize calls for conversation...

By Stephanie Meeks / On October 5th, 2016

Summertime brings picnics, baseball games, family vacations, and, increasingly, record-busting temperatures. Each of the 10 hottest years on record has happened since 1998, including the hottest of all, 2014. As a preservation community, we are starting...

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By Laurie Mazur / On October 4th, 2016

We must snap out of our collective climate denial, and accept that the future will not be like the past. Only then can we protect ourselves from the floods (and the tornadoes, droughts, wildfires, heatwaves, and storm surges) to come—and build a...

By Caroline Sperry / On September 28th, 2016

Have you ever wondered how books are printed? In June, several members of the Island Press team were lucky enough to tour one of our print vendors, Sheridan Books, in Michigan.