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Island Press Field Notes

By Chidinma Onuoha / On June 14th, 2019

When it comes to the future of our cities, the secret to urban revival lies in our past. Stephanie Meeks and Kevin C. Murphy's, ...

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By Chidinma Onuoha / On May 17th, 2019

In honor of National Bike Month and Bike to Work Day, Island Press is celebrating the power and the freedom of cycling.

By Jada Mosley / On May 10th, 2019

Why are some downtowns in trouble while others are thriving? And what does it take to ensure a healthy future for the heart of America’s cities?

By Jada Mosley / On February 15th, 2019

Before we can create vibrant, sustainable urban areas, we need to understand what naturally happens when people congregate in cities.

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By Katharine Sucher / On February 23rd, 2018

The considerable social, economic, and environmental costs of suburban sprawl have been widely reported, but suburbs hold new potential for the 21st century. As ground zero for some of the most disruptive changes stemming from accelerating wealth...

By Katharine Sucher / On December 8th, 2017

Cities across the globe have been designed with a primary goal of moving people around quickly—and the costs are becoming ever more apparent. The consequences are measured in smoggy air basins, sprawling suburbs, a failure to stem traffic congestion, and...

foreword Friday

By Katharine Sucher / On February 3rd, 2017

Creating cities that work for everyone means seeing them from different perspectives—literally. In Seeing the Better City, urbanist writer, photographer, and land-use attorney...

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By Katharine Sucher / On October 15th, 2015

More than ever, cities are charged with carrying out national-level policies and are expected to be at the forefront of our response to climate change, housing inequality, job-creation and public health. At the same time, most city government agencies...

Washburn

By Meghan Bartels / On June 26th, 2015

Vancouver is a leader in ecodesign. Photo by Larry Beasley.  

Washburn

By Meghan Bartels / On June 19th, 2015

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