Island Press Field Notes blog

Island Press Field Notes


By Timothy Beatley / On October 2nd, 2013

Cross-posted at TheCityFix We need nature even more these days. As more people live in cities, nature offers a potent...


By Admin / On August 5th, 2013

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


By Timothy Beatley / On July 9th, 2013

One key premise of our concept of Biophilic Cities is that nature is (and ought to be) all around us, nearby and readily accessible.


By Admin / On June 14th, 2013

Reid Ewing, author of the forthcoming book, Measuring Urban Design, talks to Angie Schmitt of...


By Lance Hosey / On May 29th, 2013

Design, declared Nobel economist Herbert Simon, means "changing existing situations into better ones." Wonderful, but who decides what's "better"?


By Charles R. Wolfe / On May 13th, 2013

As urban stakeholders -- residents, pundits, developers, associated professionals, and politicians -- we like to discuss and debate aspects of urbanism and how cities should change to meet new challenges. But when we talk about urbanism, I think we often...


By Jason Leppig / On May 3rd, 2013

This week's selection for #forewordFriday comes from Charles R. Wolfe's new E-ssential, Urbanism Without Effort.


By Admin / On May 2nd, 2013

Charles R. Wolfe's new E-ssential tackles the idea that to create vibrant, sustainable urban areas for the long term, we must first understand “what happens naturally when...


By Admin / On March 8th, 2013

Planners and urban designers have reached a consensus about what constitutes "good urbanism;" however, there remains a yawning gap between this theory and reality. In this week's #forewordFriday selection, Nan Ellin's new book,...