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By Katharine Sucher / On December 8th, 2017

Cities across the globe have been designed with a primary goal of moving people around quickly—and the costs are becoming ever more apparent. The consequences are measured in smoggy air basins, sprawling suburbs, a failure to stem traffic congestion, and...

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, ...

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By Richard Willson / On June 15th, 2015

  Last month, I gave a parking management presentation to a community group in Silver Lake, a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles. They told me they had the worst parking problems in the city. If I had a penny for every time a community group told...

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By Meghan Bartels / On May 1st, 2015

Jan Gehl's work has helped make Copenhagen a city designed at the human scale.

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By Meghan Bartels / On April 24th, 2015

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By Meghan Bartels / On March 20th, 2015

Lightweight interventions and bold public art brought new life and attention to Boston's underwhelming Rose Kennedy Greenway. Photo by Mike Lydon.  

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By Ann Kinzig / On March 19th, 2015

The Island Press Urban Resilience Project, supported by the Kresge Foundation, is working to promote a holistic understanding of resilience that is grounded in equity and sustainability. Shocks and surprises are coming, and we need to build...

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By Meghan Bartels / On January 30th, 2015

Greyhound managed transportation options on the grounds of the 1939 New York World's Fair.

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By Meghan Bartels / On October 16th, 2014

Editor's note: One of the perks of working at Island Press is being able to talk with the scientists, planners, and other people tackling environmental problems. So today we're beginning a new series to introduce you to some of the authors behind our...

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By Meghan Bartels / On September 19th, 2014

Interior of the Ópera de Arame, Curitiba.

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