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Island Press Field Notes

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,...

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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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