Island Press Field Notes blog

Island Press Field Notes

Downtown Missoula. Photo by Micah Sheldon/Flickr

By Laurie Mazur / On September 12th, 2019

Missoula's forward thinking climate planning offers lessons for other cities and towns facing similar conditions.

College graduates at the commencement ceremony. Photo by Good Free Photos/Unsplash

By Laurie Mazur / On September 11th, 2019

The CivicSpark program gives recent college graduates a chance to help local governments implement climate-smart projects.

Atlanta landscape

By Elizabeth Sawin, Nathaniel Smith, Tina Smith / On September 10th, 2019

The Just Growth Circle coalition provides a different model for cities to address complex issues of health, water, climate, housing, jobs, and racial equity.  

Movie theater. Photo by Jake Hills/Unsplash

By Jesse Boudart / On September 9th, 2019

If we implement the equivalent of matinee pricing on our roads, we can all play a part in solving the traffic congestion problem.

By Cynthia Giles / On September 9th, 2019

Science can’t be dictated in political documents. Disparaging climate change won’t prevent increasingly violent storms or more extreme heat.

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.

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.

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