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Island Press Field Notes

By Kyler Geoffroy / On January 3rd, 2018

John Cary, author of the new book Design for Good: A New Era of Architecture for Everyone, explores the intersection between design and dignity

By Katharine Sucher / On December 15th, 2017

For decades, collaborative design has helped enliven neighborhoods and promote racial, economic, and social justice. But in an era marked by climate change, growing income inequality, and major advances in technology, designers are acknowledging the...

By Katharine Sucher / On November 3rd, 2017

Well-designed spaces are not just a matter of taste or a question of aesthetics; they literally shape our ideas about who we are and what we deserve. Design impacts our health, our education, our community, our sense of self-worth, and more, yet all-too-...

By Katharine Sucher / On October 3rd, 2017

In his inspiring new book Design for Good, award-winning designer and entrepreneur John Cary offers character-driven, real-world stories about the...

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By Charles R. Wolfe / On June 14th, 2017

Chuck Wolfe, author of the new book Seeing the Better City, shares how photo-powered “urban diaries” can give residents a powerful new way to contribute to the dialogue that shapes their cities

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By Jason Leppig / On March 21st, 2014

View of promenade seating and edge buildings in Bo01. (Photograph by Joakim Lloyd Raboff.)

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By Admin / On October 18th, 2013

This Friday, visionary architect Sim Van der Ryn takes you on a reflective journey of a more ecological and humane approach to design. With a focus on the strengths and weaknesses in our approach to the design of our communities, regions, and buildings...

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By Admin / On June 14th, 2013

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

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By Lance Hosey / On May 29th, 2013

Design, declared Nobel economist Herbert Simon, means "changing existing situations into better ones." Wonderful, but who decides what's "better"?

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By Admin / On December 17th, 2012

Lance Hosey, author of ...

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