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Island Press Field Notes

City street with cars in multiple lanes and one bus.

By Kyler Geoffroy / On July 11th, 2022

From the Ground Up author Alison Sant writes that car-centric streets are dangerous and perpetuate inequity, but the pandemic has pointed us to ways we can better use our public spaces.

Atlanta landscape

By Laurie Mazur / On June 29th, 2022

By investing in people and places, while also changing decision-making processes that have contributed to urban trauma, cities can lead the charge in promoting better health for their citizens and for the planet.

By Kyler Geoffroy / On May 16th, 2022

Dream Play Build authors John Kamp and James Rojas on how the simple acts of building and playing offer an antidote for today's polarized debates.

Remembering Alexander Garvin

By Heather M. Boyer / On January 4th, 2022

Alexander Garvin, the author of two Island Press books, died at the close of 2021. His love of cities and optimism about what they could be, did not...

Photo by Jon Tyson @jontyson at Unsplash

By Jason Leppig / On December 13th, 2021

It's not too late to get a book in time for your holiday gift-giving. Unsure where to get started? Check out our 2021 books roundup below for ideas! Get any of these books at your favorite neighborhood...

Remembering Lance Hosey

By Heather M. Boyer / On September 13th, 2021

Lance Hosey was an author that I came to consider a friend-outside of, and sometimes in spite of, our work on his book. In The Shape of Green, Lance argued that beauty is an environmental...

Jaime Lerner | An Island Press author

By Jason Leppig / On June 1st, 2021

Island Press grieves the loss of Jaime Lerner, renowned architect and planner who served three terms as mayor of Curitiba, Brazil and two terms as governor of the State of Paraná. Editors Heather Boyer and Rebecca Bright remember Jaime’s legacy to the...

Photo by Jon Tyson @jontyson at Unsplash

By Jason Leppig / On December 9th, 2020

This holiday season might be the perfect time to consider Jólabókaflóð, the annual Icelandic book flood tradition. We have a...

By Kyler Geoffroy / On September 23rd, 2020

Island Press is thrilled to announce that we are partnering with built environment platform TICCO on a new season of their Shaping Cities podcast! Over the course of the season, TICCO will feature Island...

Atlantic City. Photo by Tim Trad/Unsplash

By Jen Hawse / On June 11th, 2020

Jonathan Barnett, emeritus professor of Practice in City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania, joined Jeff Wood of Talking Headways on June 11, 2020. They discussed his new book, Designing the...

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