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Island Press Field Notes

By Kyler Geoffroy / On May 24th, 2023

From the Ground Up author Alison Sant spotlights how urban roads can be repurposed to make a more livable, community-centered city. 

Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

By Kyler Geoffroy / On April 20th, 2023

Kyria Stephens, a key contributor to City Forward: How Innovation Districts Can Embrace Risk and Stengthen Community, shares how we can save lives during natural disasters.

Mural of children gardening

By Laurie Mazur / On March 1st, 2023

A new e-book from the Island Press Urban Resilience Project showcases collective action for healthy, resilient communities.  

By Kyler Geoffroy / On January 9th, 2023

Place and Prosperity author William Fulton spotlights two Houston developments that show two different approaches to addressing rapid gentrification.

By Kyler Geoffroy / On December 7th, 2022

A Poison Like No Other author Matt Simon explains why every government should distribute microfiber filters to its citizens, free of charge, to help keep microplastics out of the environment.

Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

By Kyler Geoffroy / On November 30th, 2022

Understanding Disaster Insurance author Carolyn Kousky writes that by expanding access to flood insurance, we can protect more Americans and improve their financial resilience in the face of escalating climate disasters.

By Kyler Geoffroy / On October 19th, 2022

Rural Renaissance author L. Michelle Moore writes that it will be up to rural leaders to put federal climate investments to work building local resilience in a rapidly changing world. 

Dry land. Photo by Dan Gold/Unsplash

By Kyler Geoffroy / On October 3rd, 2022

Managing the Climate Crisis authors Jonathan Barnett and Matthijs Bouw on the steps local communities can take right now to make heat waves less dangerous. 

City street with cars in multiple lanes and one bus.

By Kyler Geoffroy / On July 11th, 2022

From the Ground Up author Alison Sant writes that car-centric streets are dangerous and perpetuate inequity, but the pandemic has pointed us to ways we can better use our public spaces.

Waves. Photo by Shifaaz Shamoon/Unsplash

By Kyler Geoffroy / On July 5th, 2022

The Blue Revolution author Nicholas Sullivan on how leadership from the federal government could help the U.S. develop a more robust marine-aquaculture industry and create jobs in coastal communities.