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By Katharine Sucher / On December 8th, 2017

Cities across the globe have been designed with a primary goal of moving people around quickly—and the costs are becoming ever more apparent. The consequences are measured in smoggy air basins, sprawling suburbs, a failure to stem traffic congestion, and...

By Laurie Mazur / On November 6th, 2017

From the CNU Climate Summit, a movement marrying a vision of livable communities to the necessities of a changing climate emerges.

Marcus Neto

By Laurie Mazur, Edward Thomas / On October 13th, 2017

Three ways better building practices can reduce the risks of hurricanes like Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

By Charles R. Wolfe / On September 5th, 2017

Everyone – regardless of background, disposition, or profession – can use their senses to explore and observe urban space. 

By Laurie Mazur / On August 14th, 2017

A new report sorts through the various emerging resilience standards from public- and private-sector groups.

By Charles Ellison / On June 12th, 2017

Sit at the tables where people are deciding where the new school will go, whether to expand the bus stop or if a new business can drop itself into a neighborhood, and the first question that comes to mind is, “Where are all the people of color?”

By Veronica Vanterpool, Joan Byron / On February 12th, 2017

A Changing Climate Means A Changing Society. The Island Press Urban Resilience Project, Supported By The Kresge Foundation And The JPB Foundation, Is Committed To A Greener, Fairer Future.​ This Post Was Originally Published On...

By Annie Matan, Peter Newman / On December 1st, 2016

Walkability is a global movement. Every year walkability professionals come together at the international walking conference, Walk21. In October of this year for the first time the conference was held...

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By Matt Solomon / On December 1st, 2016

December 12, 2016; 10:00 AM EST & 9:00 PM EST (2 sessions)

By David Hall / On October 21st, 2016

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

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