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Island Press Field Notes

By Cheryl Heller / On April 10th, 2019

Social design is changing how we build and conceive of cities.

By Larisa Ortiz / On April 8th, 2019

Cities that want resilient downtowns must focus on two critical areas: updating regulatory frameworks and addressing the fundamentals of accessibility.

By Jada Mosley / On February 15th, 2019

Before we can create vibrant, sustainable urban areas, we need to understand what naturally happens when people congregate in cities.

By Kyler Geoffroy / On February 13th, 2019

Resilience Matters is compilation of articles and op-eds advancing a holistic, transformative approach to thinking and action on urban resilience in the era of climate change, grounded in a commitment to sustainability and equity.

By Laurie Mazur / On January 23rd, 2019

When you think of toxic chemicals in the environment, what comes to mind? Perhaps a belching smokestack, or a pipe discharging chemical waste into your local river. You probably don’t think of your living room. But you should.

By AJ Earl / On November 20th, 2018

There's a new housing framework built around three P's: Preservation, Production, and Protection. 

By Christina Sturdivant Sani / On November 13th, 2018

Whether you’re having a family fun day or looking for a space to work remotely or meet a colleague with kid in tow, these are your best bets in the Beltway. 

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By Jen Hawse / On November 7th, 2018

Who really benefits from urban revival? From trendy coastal areas to the nation’s heartland, cities are seeing levels of growth beyond the wildest visions of only a few decades ago. For a look at the ramifications of this explosive growth for our own...

By Barbara Brown Wilson / On October 29th, 2018

Resilience for All author Barbara Brown Wilson highlights how community-driven design is transforming communities like Detroit's Denby neighborhood.

By Zelalem Adefris / On October 22nd, 2018

By amplifying the voices of those at greatest risk from climate impacts, Miami could become a model of climate adaptation that is both farsighted and just.

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