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Island Press Field Notes

By Linda Bailey / On March 5th, 2018

It’s as if the plan is designed to provide maximum benefit to Wall Street financiers, rather than to repair our country’s vital public infrastructure.

By Kyler Geoffroy / On March 1st, 2018

A new (and free!) e-book from the Urban Resilience Project showcases sustainable, equitable environmental solutions in action. 

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By Robert Cervero, Erick Guerra, Stefan Al / On February 27th, 2018

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 Alan Mallach / On February 5th, 2018

Instead of talking about Elon Musk, we should be talking about transit: what kind we have, who and what it’s for, and where it’s likely to go in the future.

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 Emil Frankel / On November 28th, 2017

President Trump can make good on his proclamation of November as "Critical Infrastructure and Resilience Month" by facing the facts about our changing climate

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By Carlton Reid / On September 5th, 2017

Dockless bike-share schemes are attracting billions in cash injections not because of mobility but because the bikes are used by smartphone-wielding millennials.

By Katharine Sucher / On July 31st, 2017

Buses are having somewhat of a moment.

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By Katharine Sucher / On July 14th, 2017

Excess asphalt contributes to stormwater runoff, which can carry pollutants into water bodies and overwhelm sewer systems. As more and more cities reclaim street space for human life and habitat and enact far-reaching plans to address climate change,...