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Island Press Field Notes

By Katharine Sucher / On December 16th, 2016

For decades, landscape architecture was driven solely by artistic sensibilities. But in these times of global change, the opportunity to reshape the world comes with a responsibility to consider how it can be resilient, fostering health and vitality for...

By Katharine Sucher / On December 9th, 2016

The Arctic is often imagined as a desolate and remote place that is far removed from the rest of the world. But after three decades, Arctic explorer Edward Struzik knows first-hand it is full of life...

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By Katharine Sucher / On November 18th, 2016

Around the country, interest in Zero Net Energy (ZNE) buildings is growing—this fall Santa Monica passed the world’s first ZNE building requirement for new single family homes and Boise unveiled Idaho’s first commercial ZNE building.

By Katharine Sucher / On September 15th, 2016

As a regular consumer of food, you would be reasonable to assume that food laws and agencies work to combat things like food waste, foodborne illness, inhumane livestock conditions, and disappearing fish stocks. However, some regulations do just the...

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By Katharine Sucher / On September 9th, 2016

In his latest book, esteemed architect and city planner Alexander Garvin explores the question What Makes a Great City. As Garvin...

By Katharine Sucher / On September 2nd, 2016

In a year when headlines are dominated by drought and news of Lake Mead water levels falling to historic lows, John Fleck's Water is for...

By Katharine Sucher / On July 29th, 2016

Bummed our Free Summe Read e-book promotion is over? Fear not! You can still get great content from Island Press. For those last minute summer vacations, bring along our collection of 2015 Urban Resilience Project content in ...

By Katharine Sucher / On July 22nd, 2016

Earlier this week, Corporation 2020 author Pavan Sukhdev wrote about...

By Katharine Sucher / On July 15th, 2016

After directing numerous urban stream restoration projects, award-winning hydrologist Ann Riley has discovered that it is feasible to restore dynamic, functioning stream ecosystems in some of the most...

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By Katharine Sucher / On July 1st, 2016

This year's Free Summer Read is Urban Acupuncture by ...

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