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Island Press Field Notes

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. 

Remembering Dave Foreman | An Island Press author

By Jason Leppig / On September 22nd, 2022

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By Richard Waring, Joe Landsberg / On August 23rd, 2022

When we were growing up, we thought that the only really tall trees in the western U.S. were giant redwoods in northwestern California. It wasn’t until Richard moved to Oregon in the early 1960s that he discovered not only are redwoods exceptionally...

City street with cars in multiple lanes and one bus.

By Kyler Geoffroy / On July 11th, 2022

From the Ground Up author Alison Sant writes that car-centric streets are dangerous and perpetuate inequity, but the pandemic has pointed us to ways we can better use our public spaces.

Waves. Photo by Shifaaz Shamoon/Unsplash

By Kyler Geoffroy / On July 5th, 2022

The Blue Revolution author Nicholas Sullivan on how leadership from the federal government could help the U.S. develop a more robust marine-aquaculture industry and create jobs in coastal communities. 

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