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By Jaimie Hicks Masterson / On January 10th, 2016

Have you ever been to a community that was exposed to inland flooding, hurricane surge, and future sea level rise? A community that is exposed to such poor air quality that a 2005 Houston Chronicle report compared it to "sitting in traffic 24/7...

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By Jason Leppig / On October 26th, 2015

Is the grand public-space experiment in New York City's Times Square at risk? Perhaps, according to this recent piece on...

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By Richard Willson / On October 20th, 2015

Parking expert Richard Willson reflects on the recent news story of a D.C....

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By Laurel Blatchford / On October 4th, 2015

When Superstorm Sandy ravaged New York in 2012, thousands of low-income apartment-dwellers found themselves in high-rise hell.

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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 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 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 Jason Leppig / On July 22nd, 2015

The Island Press Urban Resilience Project, supported by the Kresge Foundation, is working to promote a holistic understanding of resilience that is grounded in equity and sustainability. This post, by Ben Plowden, was originally published at...

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By Meghan Bartels / On June 26th, 2015

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

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By Meghan Bartels / On June 19th, 2015

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