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By John Fleck / On November 15th, 2016

I’d like to tell a Vin Scully story. Growing up in Southern California in the 1960s, radio was a backdrop to our lives. It was the AM radio era, and KFI 640 was often on in the house, whatever they were playing. I loved radio. I would...

By Peter Harnik, Alexandra Hiple / On November 14th, 2016

In 2013, the city of Norfolk, Virginia, removed almost 70 benches from three small city parks.

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By David Miller / On November 9th, 2016

Today, many of us are struggling to understand the outcome of an election process that largely ignored climate change and many other environmental issues. It’s all the more important, therefore, to promote a rich understanding and appreciation of nature...

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By Rebecca Bright / On November 8th, 2016

Here at Island Press, I spend much of my time reading about our authors’ work in wild and remote places from the confines of a desk chair. So last May, I jumped at the chance to venture away from the office on a backpacking trip with Jason Mark, author...

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By Emily Monosson / On November 8th, 2016

The New York Times article, ...

By Linda Rudolph, Kathy Dervin / On November 7th, 2016

Climate change remains the greatest health challenge of this century — but the candidates aren’t talking about it.

By David Hall / On October 21st, 2016

"What is a street?" is the first question posed in Global Street Design Guide from the ...

By Kyler Geoffroy / On October 20th, 2016

Many of the actions we must take to mitigate climate change-reducing fossil fuel use offer significant benefits for public health. 

By David Hall / On October 17th, 2016

Founded in 1996, The Skyscraper Museum is a private, not-for-profit, educational corporation devoted to the study of high-rise building, past, present, and future. Located in New York City, the world's first and foremost vertical metropolis, the museum...

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By David Hall / On October 14th, 2016

As cities in America redevelop, they face challenges to citizens’ wellbeing, i.e. gentrification and sustainability concerns.

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