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Island Press Field Notes


By Meghan Bartels / On September 19th, 2014

Interior of the Ópera de Arame, Curitiba.


By Meghan Bartels / On June 6th, 2014

Can our infrastructure systems do more if they work together?


By Meghan Bartels / On April 25th, 2014

How can multifamily housing be more livable?


By Admin / On August 5th, 2013

Harold Henderson of Build a Better Burb interviewed author Ned Crankshaw, author of ...


By Darrin Nordahl / On June 1st, 2012

Austin’s streetcar proposal has been burning up the transit headlines recently, and for good reason. After years of planning, the first leg of the route has finally come into focus, ready for approval. But there is contention. Not so much with the route...


By Christopher B. Leinberger / On May 29th, 2012

Walking isn't just good for you. It has become an indicator of your socioeconomic status. Until the 1990s, exclusive suburban homes that were accessible only by car cost more, per square foot, than other kinds of American housing. Now, however, these...


By Jason Leppig / On May 8th, 2012

We had a few minutes with author Darrin Nordahl and asked him his thoughts on how to transform transit. Island Press: Why are Americans so obsessed with driving...


By Admin / On February 16th, 2011

How can the design of cities address the challenge of climate change? Patrick Condon, author of Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities, presents simple...


By Peter Newman / On March 12th, 2009

Cities, neighborhoods and regions will be designed to use energy sparingly by offering walkable, transit-oriented options for all supplemented by renewably-powered electric plug-in vehicles. Cities with more sustainable transport systems have reduced...