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Island Press Field Notes

By Christina Sturdivant Sani / On November 13th, 2018

Whether you’re having a family fun day or looking for a space to work remotely or meet a colleague with kid in tow, these are your best bets in the Beltway. 

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By Jen Hawse / On November 7th, 2018

Who really benefits from urban revival? From trendy coastal areas to the nation’s heartland, cities are seeing levels of growth beyond the wildest visions of only a few decades ago. For a look at the ramifications of this explosive growth for our own...

By AJ Earl / On November 5th, 2018

A brief history lesson on the glory days of streetcar travel in Washington, DC.

By Laurie Mazur / On November 2nd, 2018

A look at efforts to make neighborhoods safer and enhance quality of life in New Orleans.

By Kyler Geoffroy / On November 1st, 2018

In the latest episode in our series of Urban Resilience Project (URP) podcasts in partnership with Infinite Earth Radio, host Mike Hancox speaks with Cheryl Heller about The Intergalactic Design Guide, her new book on the power and practice of social...

By Barbara Brown Wilson / On October 29th, 2018

Resilience for All author Barbara Brown Wilson highlights how community-driven design is transforming communities like Detroit's Denby neighborhood.

By Zelalem Adefris / On October 22nd, 2018

By amplifying the voices of those at greatest risk from climate impacts, Miami could become a model of climate adaptation that is both farsighted and just.

By Christina Sturdivant Sani / On October 18th, 2018

Changes to zoning laws starting in the 1920s sparked decades of construction that separated people from the things they tend to love about city living, such as easy access to shops, restaurants, entertainment venues, and random encounters with diverse...

By Jen Hawse / On October 16th, 2018

What’s your daily routine? You get up, get dressed, tend to the daily chores, and start your commute. If you’re a city driver you know that you have a slog ahead of you. It’s not something we look forward to, but it’s something we must do to get...

By Denise Fairchild / On October 15th, 2018

There's a lot that governments can do to connect disadvantaged communities to economic opportunities.

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