Island Press Field Notes blog

Island Press Field Notes

Fort McMurray Fire | Courtesy of RCMP Fort McMurray

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On September 4th, 2019

Photos from the book Firestorm, now available in paperback, offer a glimpse into the new reality of wildfire.

Buildings in Detroit

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On August 30th, 2019

My Kind of City reflects the breadth of Hank Dittmar's experience in working for better cities for people.

Wooden handstand on bike lane. Photo by DCDOTRA.

By Natasha Riddle / On August 30th, 2019

The DC Department of Transformation is helping cyclists and pedestrians one plunger, or traffic cone, or ad hoc handstand, at a time. 

Photo credit: Shutterstock

By Julia Parzen, Graham Richard / On August 29th, 2019

Leveraged successfully, the new federal Opportunity Zones can help build a green economy and advance social equity.

Ashleigh Mitchell in a garden

By ThienVinh Nguyen / On August 28th, 2019

Meet the people and organizations working hard to ensure DC’s "food desert" neighborhoods have access to high-quality, affordable food again.

By Andi Kimberling / On August 27th, 2019

Working in the Development Department, I have grown my writing, researching, and editing skills, and I have learned about the importance of this department to the entire press.

A line of bicycles. Photo by Viktor Kern/Unsplash

By Melissa Bruntlett, Chris Bruntlett / On August 23rd, 2019

Just as the Dutch stood up and created some of the most cycling friendly streets on the planet, so too can New Yorkers, Londoners, and others around the world.

Vancouver

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On August 23rd, 2019

In Soft City David Sim, partner and creative director at Gehl, shows how cities with well-designed density can result in a higher quality of life.

A pile of Island Press books

By Chidinma Onuoha / On August 22nd, 2019

Are you curious about the people behind the books?

Farmers Market

By John de Graaf / On August 21st, 2019

Vallejo, California is a great case study in what makes a good city — social offerings, aesthetics, and open access to nature.

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