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Island Press Field Notes

By Laurie Mazur / On August 14th, 2017

A new report sorts through the various emerging resilience standards from public- and private-sector groups.

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By Katharine Sucher / On July 14th, 2017

Excess asphalt contributes to stormwater runoff, which can carry pollutants into water bodies and overwhelm sewer systems. As more and more cities reclaim street space for human life and habitat and enact far-reaching plans to address climate change,...

summer reading

By Katharine Sucher / On July 10th, 2017

Summer is here! Whether that means slathering on the sunscreen or seeking refuge from the heat in an air conditioned room, this season means one thing for all bookworms: summer reading lists. To help get yours started, our staff have shared their...

By Katharine Sucher / On June 16th, 2017

What does it mean to be a resilient city in the age of a changing climate and growing inequity? In light of federal inaction on resilience efforts, how do cities create efficient transportation systems, access to healthy green space, and lower-carbon...

Washburn

By Charles R. Wolfe / On June 14th, 2017

Chuck Wolfe, author of the new book Seeing the Better City, shares how photo-powered “urban diaries” can give residents a powerful new way to contribute to the dialogue that shapes their cities

By Charles Ellison / On June 12th, 2017

Sit at the tables where people are deciding where the new school will go, whether to expand the bus stop or if a new business can drop itself into a neighborhood, and the first question that comes to mind is, “Where are all the people of color?”

Washburn

By Katharine Sucher / On June 9th, 2017

In Within Walking Distance, journalist and urban critic Philip Langdon takes an in-depth look at six walkable communities—and the citizens, public officials, and planners who are making...

By Taj James, Rosa Gonzalez / On May 24th, 2017

Three places showing how to make the transition from domination and resource extraction to regeneration and interdependence

By Cathleen Kelly / On May 17th, 2017

Rather than pay much more down the road, President Trump should act now to build infrastructure that can withstand the effects of climate change

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...

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