Island Press Field Notes blog

Island Press Field Notes

Enter Island Press' bike month sweepstakes

By Mikael Colville-Andersen / On April 30th, 2018

This week we are spotlighting Austin as city to look to for bicycle urbanism. Mikael Colville-Andersen, author of Copenhagenize and CEO of Copenhagenize Design Company, has chosen Austin...

By Daniel Sperling / On April 10th, 2018

In this episode, Dan Sperling is interviewed by Jeff Wood, host of Talking Headways podcast, about his new book,...

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.

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