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Island Press Field Notes

By Laurie Mazur / On November 2nd, 2018

A look at efforts to make neighborhoods safer and enhance quality of life in New Orleans.

By Kyler Geoffroy / On November 1st, 2018

In the latest episode in our series of Urban Resilience Project (URP) podcasts in partnership with Infinite Earth Radio, host Mike Hancox speaks with Cheryl Heller about The Intergalactic Design Guide, her new book on the power and practice of social...

By Barbara Brown Wilson / On October 29th, 2018

Resilience for All author Barbara Brown Wilson highlights how community-driven design is transforming communities like Detroit's Denby neighborhood.

By Zelalem Adefris / On October 22nd, 2018

By amplifying the voices of those at greatest risk from climate impacts, Miami could become a model of climate adaptation that is both farsighted and just.

By Christina Sturdivant Sani / On October 18th, 2018

Changes to zoning laws starting in the 1920s sparked decades of construction that separated people from the things they tend to love about city living, such as easy access to shops, restaurants, entertainment venues, and random encounters with diverse...

By Jen Hawse / On October 16th, 2018

What’s your daily routine? You get up, get dressed, tend to the daily chores, and start your commute. If you’re a city driver you know that you have a slog ahead of you. It’s not something we look forward to, but it’s something we must do to get...

By Denise Fairchild / On October 15th, 2018

There's a lot that governments can do to connect disadvantaged communities to economic opportunities.

By Kyler Geoffroy / On October 10th, 2018

In the latest episode in our series of Urban Resilience Project (URP) podcasts in partnership with Infinite Earth Radio, host Mike Hancox speaks with Cynthia Herrera, the Environmental Policy and Advocacy Coordinator for WEACT, about her organization’s...

By Stefan Al / On October 9th, 2018

Given the new normal, it is time to rethink our approach to floods. The right infrastructure can prevent flooding, rather than treat it after the fact.

By AJ Earl / On October 3rd, 2018

While local governments have been making efforts to prepare for dangerous weather, gaps still remain.

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