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Island Press Field Notes

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. 

Atlanta landscape

By Laurie Mazur / On June 29th, 2022

By investing in people and places, while also changing decision-making processes that have contributed to urban trauma, cities can lead the charge in promoting better health for their citizens and for the planet.

Coastal city

By Kyler Geoffroy / On June 7th, 2022

A New Coast author Jeffrey Peterson on how leadership from the federal government can help minimize flood damage and create a coast that our grandchildren can be proud of. 

By Kyler Geoffroy / On May 16th, 2022

Dream Play Build authors John Kamp and James Rojas on how the simple acts of building and playing offer an antidote for today's polarized debates.

Trees, photo by Casey Horner/Unsplash

By Kyler Geoffroy / On May 9th, 2022

Bird Brother author Rodney Stotts writes that to truly understand themselves and others, children need regular chances to go outside traditional classroom walls.

By Kyler Geoffroy / On September 23rd, 2020

Island Press is thrilled to announce that we are partnering with built environment platform TICCO on a new season of their Shaping Cities podcast! Over the course of the season, TICCO will feature Island...

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