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Island Press Field Notes

A line of bicycles. Photo by Viktor Kern/Unsplash

By Melissa Bruntlett, Chris Bruntlett / On August 23rd, 2019

Just as the Dutch stood up and created some of the most cycling friendly streets on the planet, so too can New Yorkers, Londoners, and others around the world.

City street with cars in multiple lanes and one bus.

By Jesse Boudart / On July 17th, 2019

It’s time to break up the automotive monopoly on transportation, and let cleaner, healthier, less expensive technologies take us where we need to go.

By Natasha Riddle / On May 28th, 2019

Washington, D.C. has passed the most ambitious clean energy law in the US. Now what?

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By Chidinma Onuoha / On May 17th, 2019

In honor of National Bike Month and Bike to Work Day, Island Press is celebrating the power and the freedom of cycling.

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By Jada Mosley / On April 16th, 2019

We turned to some of our authors to find out—What do they think will be the most pressing climate change issue in the next 50 years? Why?

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 Daniel Reich / On January 14th, 2019

The stakes are high. If we fail to curb greenhouse gas emissions, we must brace for a hotter, more fiery future.

Trains, Buses, People by Christof Spieler | An Island Press book

By Jen Hawse / On December 21st, 2018

Jeffrey Wood of The Overhead Wire is joined by Christof Spieler who wrote the new book, Trains, Buses, People...

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By Jen Hawse / On December 12th, 2018

Public transit consultant and author Jarrett Walker uses the metaphor of the elephant and the wine glass to talk about the things we know are true about space in cities. Interview from The Rail~Volution podcast featuring the plenary conversation at Rail~...

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By Katharine Sucher / On September 21st, 2018

Around the world, countries marvel at the Netherland’s impressive cycling culture and infrastructure while an insidious “that would never work here” attitude prevents real change from happening. But the Dutch overcame many of the same challenges as other...

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