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By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On January 24th, 2020

Over the next few decades, cultural, economic, and ecological changes will transform cities as we know them.

Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On November 29th, 2019

A New Coast presents the science behind predictions for coastal impacts and explains how current policies fall short of what’s needed to prepare for these changes.

Photo of brick building

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On November 22nd, 2019

Your building has the potential to change the world.

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On October 18th, 2019

Wildlife is an important and cherished element of our natural heritage in the United States. But state and federal laws governing the ways we interact with wildlife can be complex to interpret and apply. Navigating this legal terrain is trickier than...

City street with cars in multiple lanes and one bus.

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On October 11th, 2019

Why fight for a better bus system? Steven Higashide explores this question in this chapter excerpt from Better Buses, Better Cities.

Hands holding a sapling with soil. Photo by Kyle Ellefson/Unsplash

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On October 4th, 2019

Explore the food movement in Sitka, Alaska in this excerpt from Food Town, USA: Seven Unlikely Cities that are Changing the Way We Eat.

A colorful frog on a branch. Photo by Thomas Marent.

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On September 27th, 2019

Read this excerpt from Rainforest: Dispatches from Earth’s Most Vital Frontlines to find out what makes rainforests so valuable for our planet.

Books related to environmental activism on a shelf

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez, Jason Leppig / On September 27th, 2019

Excerpts from four Island Press books highlight activists, organizations, and strategies from environmental movements in the past.

Mural of children gardening

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On September 13th, 2019

Read the introduction to Green Growth That Works, a practical guide for investing in nature in a way that both improves human well-being and protects biodiversity.

Buildings in Detroit

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On August 30th, 2019

My Kind of City reflects the breadth of Hank Dittmar's experience in working for better cities for people.

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