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Island Press Field Notes

By Chidinma Onuoha / On June 14th, 2019

When it comes to the future of our cities, the secret to urban revival lies in our past. Stephanie Meeks and Kevin C. Murphy's, ...

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 June 4th, 2018

As cities experiment with untested solutions to the unprecedented challenge of a warming planet, environmental impact bonds offer a valuable way to share risks and rewards.

By Jason Lee Beske, David Debs Dixon / On April 2nd, 2018

Qualities that began reviving cities 20 years ago — walkable density, community placemaking, a mix of uses geared to a diverse population — are bringing new life to North America’s suburbs.

By Katharine Sucher / On March 23rd, 2018

Since the publication of the first edition in 2000, Sustainable Landscape Construction has helped to spur a movement towards resilient outdoor environments, in...

By Michelle de la Uz / On February 9th, 2018

Believe it or not, now is the time to prepare for deadly summer heat. Gowanus, Brooklyn can show us how to tackle the heat while creating a more equitable and sustainable community.  

By Douglas Blonsky / On June 15th, 2017

Urban park success stories have one important thing in common: They’ve prioritized sound management

By Katharine Sucher / On March 17th, 2017

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, Island Press wanted to share an excerpt with a little green in it. In The Shape of Green, nationally recognized architect and designer...

By Katharine Sucher / On March 3rd, 2017

What if, even in the heart of a densely developed city, people could have meaningful encounters with nature? The idea of a green city, a sustainable city, and even a resilient city are well-understood. Now, the emerging ideal of a biophilic city—which...

By Katharine Sucher / On December 16th, 2016

For decades, landscape architecture was driven solely by artistic sensibilities. But in these times of global change, the opportunity to reshape the world comes with a responsibility to consider how it can be resilient, fostering health and vitality for...

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