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By Matt Solomon / On May 19th, 2016

On April 27, Island Press teamed up with NACTO, Strong Towns, CUES at Florida Atlantic University, and the Transportation and Land Development Committee of TRB to present a webinar highlighting NACTO’s ...

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, ...

By Katharine Sucher / On April 15th, 2016

As cities strive to become more sustainable, livable, and healthy, they are increasingly becoming multi-modal. In 2014, Americans took 10.8 billion trips on public transit, the highest since the dawn of the highway era. But most of these trips are on...

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By Mike Lydon / On April 6th, 2016

Maybe you've heard about Tactical Urbanism—a neighborhood building approach that harnesses the ingenuity and spirit of communities to quickly improve city life. If these projects inspire you, it's probably time to launch an intervention of your own.

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By Matt Solomon / On March 9th, 2016

On Monday, February 8, Island Press hosted a webinar for its San Francisco Bay Area partners featuring international sustainability expert Peter Newman and ...

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By Katharine Sucher / On January 19th, 2016

Last week, President Obama had this to say about the future of transportation at his final State of the Union Address...

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By Katharine Sucher / On January 13th, 2016

Options like Uber, Lyft, Zipcar, and bikesharing have some people stepping out of their cars and turning to alternative modes of transportation.

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By Laurie Mazur / On January 13th, 2016

I was late for an appointment, sitting in traffic on one of the major arteries out of Washington DC. It was miserable, barely moving traffic of the kind that makes you whimper with frustration as yet another green light turns yellow, then red, as you...

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By Hilary Reeves / On December 23rd, 2015

This fall, eighteen nonprofit organizations in the Twin Cities metro are demonstrating their multimodal mojo by being certified as Transportation Leaders ...

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By Matt Solomon / On December 8th, 2015

If you’re a transportation planner, urban designer, or all-around city enthusiast, chances are you have heard of NACTO.