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By Katharine Sucher / On September 25th, 2015

What does religion have to do with the environment? Let John Grim and Mary Evelyn Tucker explain in their must-read book, Ecology and Religion. Grim and Tucker argue that the...

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By Katharine Sucher / On September 17th, 2015

In honor of PARK(ing) Day, Island Press is taking tactical urbanism to the streets. PARK(ing) Day is an annual event where people all over the world transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. These pop-up parks can take all forms--in...

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By Meghan Bartels / On June 26th, 2015

Vancouver is a leader in ecodesign. Photo by Larry Beasley.  

Photo credit: Flock/bandada by Flickr.com user Rafael Edwards

By Meghan Bartels / On June 12th, 2015

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By Meghan Bartels / On June 5th, 2015

Bottled water in New York City.

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By Meghan Bartels / On May 22nd, 2015

Today is the first day of our summer e-book sale! All Island Press e-books are $4.99 on our site and at major electronic retailers until May 29th. With more than 600 e-books included, you can find...

By Meghan Bartels / On May 15th, 2015

This urban rain garden two blocks from the Island Press office doesn't just help the city manage rainwater, it's also educates urbanites about rain, serves as wildlife habitat and is a...

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By Jason Leppig / On May 8th, 2015

After you enter our bike-to-work contest, sit down with this week's foreword Friday selection from Barbara McCann's Completing Our Streets. The excerpt below gives a glimpse of what inspired...

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By Meghan Bartels / On May 1st, 2015

Jan Gehl's work has helped make Copenhagen a city designed at the human scale.

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By Meghan Bartels / On April 24th, 2015

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