Way back in 2013 (a simpler time — remember?) Island Press launched the Urban Resilience Project (URP), with support from The Kresge Foundation and The JPB Foundation. We began with a survey of the existing literature on resilience and reached out to a diverse group of organizers, researchers, planners, and other urban change agents. What we learned in the project's initial phase was that people were increasingly getting their information from online news sources, and that Island Press would be wise to take advantage of this new media landscape. Thus, in 2015, we began our editorial phase of the project, working closely with resilience thought leaders, community advocates, and policy makers on the production and placement of short-form content: articles, op-eds, think pieces, transcribed interviews, and more.
And now, 2 1/3rd years later, we’ve officially reached our 100th published URP piece! From small-town newspapers to USA TODAY, niche blogs to The Nation magazine, we’ve worked hard to bring sustainable, equitable solutions to a wide variety of audiences and outlets. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our content, republished here on the Field Notes blog (links below), and hope that you’ll continue to be inspired by our resilience work.
Want to be a part of URP’s next 100 pieces? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can help us forge a greener, fairer future!