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Island Press Field Notes

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By Chris Riley / On May 1st, 2018

If we rethink our streets and land use, we can create conditions that will draw vast numbers of people out to move from place to place without cars.

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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