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Island Press Field Notes

By Sandra Postel / On February 20th, 2018

To survive the 21st century, we must apply our ingenuity to living in balance with nature and building resilience to the climatic changes under way.

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By Katharine Sucher / On February 14th, 2018

This Valentine’s Day, we thought it would be fun for Island Press authors to share the love. We asked a few authors to choose their favorite Island Press book—other than their own, of course—and explain what makes it so special. Check out their responses...

By Jeffrey D. Gunzenhauser, Linda Rudolph / On February 12th, 2018

With record-breaking wildfires the “new normal” thanks to climate change, we must better protect our communities and our health moving forward

By Larry Nielsen / On February 9th, 2018

For Valentine's Day, I couldn't resist writing about nature's faithful lovers. 

By Michelle de la Uz / On February 9th, 2018

Believe it or not, now is the time to prepare for deadly summer heat. Gowanus, Brooklyn can show us how to tackle the heat while creating a more equitable and sustainable community.  

By Alan Mallach / On February 5th, 2018

Instead of talking about Elon Musk, we should be talking about transit: what kind we have, who and what it’s for, and where it’s likely to go in the future.

By Denise Fairchild / On January 29th, 2018

Want a more just, equitable, sustainable and resilient world? Start by putting power (literally) in the hands of the people.

By Katharine Sucher / On January 12th, 2018

In Whitewash, veteran journalist Carey Gillam uncovers one of the most controversial stories in the history of food and agriculture. Gillam explores...

By Kyler Geoffroy / On January 3rd, 2018

John Cary, author of the new book Design for Good: A New Era of Architecture for Everyone, explores the intersection between design and dignity

By Kyler Geoffroy / On December 18th, 2017

Find out why 2017 was such a momentous year for the Island Press Urban Resilience Project

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