Island Press Field Notes blog

Island Press Field Notes

2021 Tyler Prize Winner

By Jason Leppig / On February 28th, 2023

Congratulations to Daniel Pauly, Island Press author and the newest recipient of the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement...

By Kyler Geoffroy / On January 9th, 2023

Place and Prosperity author William Fulton spotlights two Houston developments that show two different approaches to addressing rapid gentrification.

Remembering Richard Willson | An Island Press author

By Heather M. Boyer / On December 22nd, 2022

We’re saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Island Press author Richard Willson. He was a kind person who was fiercely dedicated to creating better cities. Rick’s enthusiasm for regulatory reform, and his optimism for the ability of planners to...

By Kyler Geoffroy / On December 7th, 2022

A Poison Like No Other author Matt Simon explains why every government should distribute microfiber filters to its citizens, free of charge, to help keep microplastics out of the environment.

Remembering Forster Ndubisi

By Jason Leppig / On December 6th, 2022

Forster Ndubisi was the editor of The Ecological Design and Planning Reader and will be remembered as a kind, unique leader in landscape architecture....

Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

By Kyler Geoffroy / On November 30th, 2022

Understanding Disaster Insurance author Carolyn Kousky writes that by expanding access to flood insurance, we can protect more Americans and improve their financial resilience in the face of escalating climate disasters.

Remembering Herman Daly | An Island Press author

By Jason Leppig / On October 31st, 2022

Herman Daly, the author of many books including the foremost textbook on ecological economics, died on Friday, October 28th, 2022. Grounding economics within the boundaries of physical limits, he gained fame and followers worldwide. Dr. Daly was...

By Kyler Geoffroy / On October 19th, 2022

Rural Renaissance author L. Michelle Moore writes that it will be up to rural leaders to put federal climate investments to work building local resilience in a rapidly changing world. 

Island Press e-books

By Jason Leppig / On October 3rd, 2022

Get ready! From 10/3-10/10, all Island Press e-books will be discounted at $4.99, exclusively through the Island Press website. This is the perfect opportunity to stock up your e-reader with all those Island Press titles you’ve been eyeing. We’re pretty...

Dry land. Photo by Dan Gold/Unsplash

By Kyler Geoffroy / On October 3rd, 2022

Managing the Climate Crisis authors Jonathan Barnett and Matthijs Bouw on the steps local communities can take right now to make heat waves less dangerous.