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Island Press Field Notes


By Meghan Bartels / On August 1st, 2014

Island Press's hometown of Washington, DC, by night, looking southwest. If you're struggling to orient yourself, find the Mall, picked out in lights with a whiter tone than...


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 November 15th, 2013

This week's selection comes from The Guide to Greening Cities. Rich in tools, insights, and tricks of the trade,...


By Jason Leppig / On October 11th, 2013

This week, join New York City's Chief Urban Designer,...


By Charles R. Wolfe / On October 11th, 2013

Two September experiences reminded me of the strength and fragility of urban places, and the inherent ironies of surviving town forms. One such experience was here, at home, while preparing for a keynote address in New Hampshire scheduled for later this...


By Admin / On June 14th, 2013

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


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.