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By Richard Willson / On September 28th, 2015

Since the beginning of time, parkers have argued that they should park free. Yet the economic justifications for pricing are well documented - pricing leads to more efficient parking use and a multimodal transportation system. Many arguments against...

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By Richard Willson / On August 11th, 2015

Why do so many good parking management ideas encounter resistance? For example, charging for curb parking is a no brainer. Priced spaces are used more times per day and better serve customers and visitors. Pricing encourages people to use less-known off-...

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By Meghan Bartels / On June 26th, 2015

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

Photo credit: Fountain by Flickr.com user Nicola

By Robert I. McDonald / On June 25th, 2015

A water meter in Richmond, Virginia.

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By Meghan Bartels / On June 19th, 2015

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By Richard Willson / On June 15th, 2015

  Last month, I gave a parking management presentation to a community group in Silver Lake, a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles. They told me they had the worst parking problems in the city. If I had a penny for every time a community group told...

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By Carlton Reid / On June 2nd, 2015

After two years at home, sitting in a darkened room trying to make sense of research notes, wrestling slippery arguments into a book, I took the show on the road, spending half of April travelling around the US. It felt great to be out in the open,...

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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 Admin / On May 11th, 2015

Chronicles of the Ludlam Trail Posted by Eric Katz at the Green Mobility Network

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