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By Meghan Bartels / On June 26th, 2015

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


By Meghan Bartels / On June 19th, 2015


By Richard Willson / On June 15th, 2015

  Last month, I gave a parking management presentation to a community group in Silver Lake, a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles. They told me they had the worst parking problems in the city. If I had a penny for every time a community group told...


By Mike Lydon / On June 4th, 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....

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By Carlton Reid / On June 2nd, 2015

After two years at home, sitting in a darkened room trying to make sense of research notes, wrestling slippery arguments into a book, I took the show on the road, spending half of April travelling around the US. It felt great to be out in the open,...


By Meghan Bartels / On May 22nd, 2015

Today is the first day of our summer e-book sale! All Island Press e-books are $4.99 on our site and at major electronic retailers until May 29th. With more than 600 e-books included, you can find...

By Meghan Bartels / On May 15th, 2015

This urban rain garden two blocks from the Island Press office doesn't just help the city manage rainwater, it's also educates urbanites about rain, serves as wildlife habitat and is a...

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By Admin / On May 11th, 2015

Chronicles of the Ludlam Trail Posted by Eric Katz at the Green Mobility Network

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By Admin / On May 4th, 2015

So, How Did #UnblockBikeLanes Work Out? Posted by Randy LoBasso of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

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By Meghan Bartels / On May 1st, 2015

Jan Gehl's work has helped make Copenhagen a city designed at the human scale.