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Photo of brick building

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On November 22nd, 2019

Your building has the potential to change the world.

A car drives through a flooded street

By Laurie Mazur / On October 23rd, 2019

In the era of unprecedented storms and flooding, unchecked development in the flood plain is a recipe for disaster. But cities can break the cycle of fill, build, and flood.

Model of a multi-level parking

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On October 19th, 2019

Urban planner Lisa Nisenson answers questions from the final webinar of our Saving Our Suburbs series with the authors of Suburban Remix.

Buildings in Detroit

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On August 30th, 2019

My Kind of City reflects the breadth of Hank Dittmar's experience in working for better cities for people.

Vancouver

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On August 23rd, 2019

In Soft City David Sim, partner and creative director at Gehl, shows how cities with well-designed density can result in a higher quality of life.

Farmers Market

By John de Graaf / On August 21st, 2019

Vallejo, California is a great case study in what makes a good city — social offerings, aesthetics, and open access to nature.

Image of the Anacostia River by ThienVinh Nguyen

By ThienVinh Nguyen / On July 3rd, 2019

Tensions around a DC bridge reveal the historical and contemporary realities of how marginalized communities continue to be limited the full breadth of services afforded to other communities, both on land and in the water.

Photo of brick building

By Betsey Russell / On June 28th, 2019

In a city like Charleston, with deep cultural roots and countless historic buildings, the effects of development on neighborhood preservation and the growing impacts of climate change demand a new approach that can address both issues simultaneously.

By Natasha Riddle / On May 29th, 2019

“When it comes to gentrifying neighborhoods, we want to make sure that we’re understanding how the broader community is impacting displacement in DC, whether it’s the arts community or the LGBT community.”

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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.

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