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Island Press Field Notes

By Kyler Geoffroy / On November 29th, 2023

Resilient by Design author Joseph Fiksel says disasters like the Lahaina fire are a wake-up call revealing how unprepared we are to face simultaneous threats in a warming world. 

By Kyler Geoffroy / On September 13th, 2023

Design With Microclimates author Robert D. Brown shares how to make our living environments more pleasant and safer in the era of climate change. 

Climate Resilience for an Aging Nation | Island Press

By Kyler Geoffroy / On September 1st, 2023

Climate Resilience for an Aging Nation author Danielle Arigoni says extreme heat and other climate impacts disproportionatly impact older adults, but resilience efforts are far behind. 

The New War on Cancer

By Kyler Geoffroy / On August 21st, 2023

A New War on Cancer author Kristina Marusic spotlights an overlooked path to cancer prevention: reducing the amount of cancer-causing chemicals present in every facet of our lives.

Plastic pollution

By Kyler Geoffroy / On August 7th, 2023

Thicker Than Water author Erica Cirino calls out the false 'greenwashing' solutions to the plastic pollution crisis while outlining real solutions. 

Getty Fire incident. Photo by Eric French/Flickr

By Kyler Geoffroy / On June 26th, 2023

Making Healthy Places contributors Priyanka deSouza and Patrick Kinney outline what we can do to protect ourselves when the next wildfire smoke event occurs. 

The Legislator statue in Galveston, TX

By Denise Fairchild / On June 19th, 2023

Energy Democracy editor Denise Fairchild reflects on the Juneteenth national holiday and its relevance to the current climate struggle. 

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.