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Island Press Field Notes

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By Kyler Geoffroy / On June 23rd, 2017

A podcast interview with Island Press author Carlton Reid about his new book Bike Boom: The Unexpected Resurgence of Cycling

By Grady Gammage / On June 14th, 2017

Last week was the Trump administration's self-proclaimed "Infrastructure Week." While...

By Linda Bailey / On May 23rd, 2017

President Trump's proposed budget would be a disaster for the transportation networks that are key to the growth engines of today's economy: cities and their suburbs.

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By National Association of City Transportation Officials / On May 3rd, 2017

Linda Bailey, Executive Director of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) issued the following statement in response to the White House’s 2018 budget blueprint. President Trump’s proposed budget would be a disaster...

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By Matt Solomon / On December 14th, 2016

Island Press teamed up with the Global Designing Cities Initiative (GDCI) to present two webinars on December 12 spotlighting the Global Street Design Guide. Each session offered an...

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By Matt Solomon / On December 1st, 2016

December 12, 2016; 10:00 AM EST & 9:00 PM EST (2 sessions)

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By Jarrett Walker / On November 22nd, 2016

Do you think bus service is never as “permanent” as rail service?  Well, it depends on how much infrastructure you build, and how proudly it announces the bus service as an essential part of the cityscape, both as icon and as opportunity.

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By Peter Newman / On August 10th, 2016

The agenda for cities of the future is to have more sustainable transport options available so that a city can indeed reduce its traffic whilst reducing its greenhouse gases 50 percent by 2050 (the global agenda set through the International Panel on...

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By CC Huang, Hallie Kennan / On August 4th, 2016

As Donald Trump likes to say, “China is beating us on everything.” While that’s a debatable proposition, there is one area where China is far ahead of the United States, and that’s in resilient transportation systems.

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By Jeffrey Kenworthy, Matthew Bradley / On July 18th, 2016

For years now cities worldwide have been talking about policies to reduce car use, especially in peak periods. These policies have proven about as popular with politicians and the general population as a cold shower in winter or a frontal lobotomy.

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