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Island Press Field Notes

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...

Drawing from Missing Middle Housing shows a variety of housing types

By Jaime Jennings / On February 5th, 2020

Missing Middle Housing by Daniel Parolek gets support boost with $20,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Vancouver

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On January 24th, 2020

Over the next few decades, cultural, economic, and ecological changes will transform cities as we know them.

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.

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