Island Press Field Notes blog

Island Press Field Notes

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. 

Atlanta landscape

By Laurie Mazur / On June 29th, 2022

By investing in people and places, while also changing decision-making processes that have contributed to urban trauma, cities can lead the charge in promoting better health for their citizens and for the planet.

Coastal city

By Kyler Geoffroy / On June 7th, 2022

A New Coast author Jeffrey Peterson on how leadership from the federal government can help minimize flood damage and create a coast that our grandchildren can be proud of. 

Our Streets Minneapolis | An Island Press biking partner

By Jason Leppig / On May 21st, 2022

By Kyler Geoffroy / On May 16th, 2022

Dream Play Build authors John Kamp and James Rojas on how the simple acts of building and playing offer an antidote for today's polarized debates.

Santa Monica Spoke | An Island Press biking partner

By Jason Leppig / On May 16th, 2022

   

Trees, photo by Casey Horner/Unsplash

By Kyler Geoffroy / On May 9th, 2022

Bird Brother author Rodney Stotts writes that to truly understand themselves and others, children need regular chances to go outside traditional classroom walls.

Remembering Alexander Garvin

By Heather M. Boyer / On January 4th, 2022

Alexander Garvin, the author of two Island Press books, died at the close of 2021. His love of cities and optimism about what they could be, did not...

Edward O. Wilson | An Island Press author

By Jason Leppig / On December 27th, 2021

Our thoughts are with the family of Edward O. Wilson, the biologist and author, who died yesterday at the age of 92. His visionary work on biodiversity, ants, and human nature brought new understanding of and appreciation for evolutionary biology,...

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