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By Laurie Mazur / On July 5th, 2017

A new report shows there are numerous paths forward for our cities to achieve the clean-energy future their residents need and want

By Brian Moench / On May 31st, 2017

Now, more than ever, we need to maintain and improve policies that "unmask" our cities from air pollution and halt climate change

By Laurie Mazur / On January 18th, 2017

Cities and states can step up their efforts to tackle global warming—with or without federal leadership.

By Robert I. McDonald / On June 23rd, 2016

Growth of modern cities requires embrace of nature.

By Alec Appelbaum / On June 16th, 2016

When I think about climate change, I like to look at a photo of my daughter and her two dear friends—not just because of their sweet smiles, but because the photo offers an important clue to how we can design cities to thrive in uncertain times.

By Alan Mallach / On April 13th, 2016

High-density public housing may seem like an idea whose time has come and gone, buried along with the ruins of notorious projects like St. Louis’ Pruitt-Igoe and Chicago’s...

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By Ann Kinzig / On March 19th, 2015

The Island Press Urban Resilience Project, supported by the Kresge Foundation, is working to promote a holistic understanding of resilience that is grounded in equity and sustainability. Shocks and surprises are coming, and we need to build...