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By Jason Leppig / On April 27th, 2017

Listen below as Stephanie Meeks, president and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, speaks with Kai Ryssdal on NPR's Marketplace about why our economy needs old buildings, what types...

By Katharine Sucher / On March 31st, 2017

Each month, Island Press discounts one of its e-books wherever e-books are sold—and today is your last chance to get Prospects for Resilience:...

By Katharine Sucher / On March 3rd, 2017

What if, even in the heart of a densely developed city, people could have meaningful encounters with nature? The idea of a green city, a sustainable city, and even a resilient city are well-understood. Now, the emerging ideal of a biophilic city—which...

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...

By Jaimie Hicks Masterson / On December 21st, 2016

In October, Jonah Engel Bromwich wrote an article for the New York Times entitled “Where should you live to escape...

Washburn

By Timothy Beatley / On December 21st, 2016

Few things in the world have as much immediate ability to shift me into a different mood, into a different and more positive outlook, than birds—seeing them, hearing them, watching their often frenetic but joyful movements and machinations. Birds, and...

By Annie Matan, Peter Newman / On December 1st, 2016

Walkability is a global movement. Every year walkability professionals come together at the international walking conference, Walk21. In October of this year for the first time the conference was held...

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By Katharine Sucher / On November 18th, 2016

Around the country, interest in Zero Net Energy (ZNE) buildings is growing—this fall Santa Monica passed the world’s first ZNE building requirement for new single family homes and Boise unveiled Idaho’s first commercial ZNE building.

By David Hall / On October 17th, 2016

Founded in 1996, The Skyscraper Museum is a private, not-for-profit, educational corporation devoted to the study of high-rise building, past, present, and future. Located in New York City, the world's first and foremost vertical metropolis, the museum...

Washburn

By David Hall / On October 14th, 2016

As cities in America redevelop, they face challenges to citizens’ wellbeing, i.e. gentrification and sustainability concerns.

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