Island Press Field Notes blog

Island Press Field Notes

By Kyler Geoffroy / On April 15th, 2019

By Cheryl Heller / On April 10th, 2019

Social design is changing how we build and conceive of cities.

By Larisa Ortiz / On April 8th, 2019

Cities that want resilient downtowns must focus on two critical areas: updating regulatory frameworks and addressing the fundamentals of accessibility.

By Mary Ann Dickinson / On April 1st, 2019

Our lawns guzzle too much of it. There’s a lot we can do to reduce outdoor water use without losing the landscapes we enjoy.

By Ariadna M. Godreau-Aubert / On March 25th, 2019

Access to federal funds is essential to help Puerto Rico recover from natural disasters. But, as the money begins to flow, we must ask, “Puerto Rico for whom?”

By Gary Paul Nabhan / On March 21st, 2019

What border communities really need are solutions to address economic, health and climate problems — and the mesquite tree can help.

By Rebecca Wodder / On March 18th, 2019

Learning from Singapore's holistic approach to water sustainability.

By Linda Rudolph, Will Barrett / On March 16th, 2019

Climate change is impacting our health now and acts as a threat multiplier to exacerbate our many social and health equity challenges.

By Betsey Russell / On March 11th, 2019

What makes a successful home energy reduction program? In North Carolina, a focus on equity, strong partnerships, and a supportive utility is producing a myriad of community benefits.

By Christina Sturdivant Sani / On March 6th, 2019

“I want to make sure that we can do all the economic development stuff...but if everyone's miserable on the inside, it's not worth a beautiful facade.”

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