Island Press Field Notes blog

Island Press Field Notes

Photo credit: Rota Estrada Rio Branco

By Katharine Sucher / On June 28th, 2016

Have you heard? This year's Free Summer Read is Urban Acupuncture by Jaimer Lerner. Get excited...

Washburn

By Ray Tomalty / On May 17th, 2016

This month, the Olympic torch relay began in Brasília. After leaving the capital, the torch will visit more than 300 Brazilian cities and as it winds its way to Rio de Janeiro, gradually shift the nation’s attention from its political and economic...

By Gaelle Gourmelon / On May 12th, 2016

Can cities shift their systems and structures to become sustainable? This is the second of two  sneak peeks into the newest State of the World publication, ...

By Frederick R. Steiner / On April 27th, 2016

We need to understand that nature exists everywhere, including in urban environments, and to understand how natural processes work.

Washburn

By Grady Gammage / On April 5th, 2016

How can other suburban cities extract lessons from Phoenix’s successes to work towards their own sustainable future?

Washburn

By Gaelle Gourmelon / On March 2nd, 2016

The world’s expanding cities are in a delicate balancing act. If they do not embrace strategic, high-density development, urban areas will increasingly encroach on surrounding farmland and natural spaces.

Washburn

By Karen Firehock / On November 8th, 2015

Over the past 75 years, American engineers have become very adept at managing water – collecting it, holding it and moving it away as fast as possible. Yet there is a better way to manage our water that costs far less.Rather than trying to push  away...

Washburn

By Lucy Moore / On November 3rd, 2015

Whew!    I just read the article on the controversy over proposed bike...

Washburn

By Robert I. McDonald / On October 27th, 2015

Zoning is often viewed as a friend of conservation. But could some zoning actually be detrimental to conservation goals?

Pages