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Island Press Field Notes

By Lewis Milford / On May 14th, 2018

A new report shows how activists, foundations, and policymakers can incorporate battery storage into clean energy, environmental justice, and climate advocacy efforts.

Freecycles, Missoula, MT | Bike Month Sweepstakes Island Press

By Mikael Colville-Andersen / On May 14th, 2018

This week we are spotlighting Missoula as city to look to for bicycle urbanism. Mikael Colville-Andersen, author of Copenhagenize...

By Katharine Sucher / On May 8th, 2018

As I watched, mesmerized, this mass of crustaceans became a living brick-red raft, writhing on top of the water’s surface. The water became disturbed as thousands of krill flipped their muscular tails and leaped clear of the water, falling back like...

By Beth Gibbons / On May 8th, 2018

In order to widen the focus of climate adaptation, we need to dispel myths about climate work outside of our biggest downtowns.

Island Press bike month sweepstakes | West Town Bikes Chicago

By Mikael Colville-Andersen / On May 7th, 2018

This week we are spotlighting Chicago as city to look to for bicycle urbanism. Mikael Colville-Andersen, author of Copenhagenize and CEO of Copenhagenize Design Company, has chosen Chicago...

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By Katharine Sucher / On May 3rd, 2018

In Twenty Years of Life, award-winning health journalist Suzanne Bohan shows that it’s not a lack of medical care or poor lifestyle choices behind much of the ill health and shortened lives...

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By Chris Riley / On May 1st, 2018

If we rethink our streets and land use, we can create conditions that will draw vast numbers of people out to move from place to place without cars.

Enter Island Press' bike month sweepstakes

By Mikael Colville-Andersen / On April 30th, 2018

This week we are spotlighting Austin as city to look to for bicycle urbanism. Mikael Colville-Andersen, author of Copenhagenize and CEO of Copenhagenize Design Company, has chosen Austin...

By Katharine Sucher / On April 27th, 2018

As ticks move into new areas and enjoy longer seasons, they are changing millions of lives, driving up healthcare costs, and infusing a simple walk in the woods or picnic in a city park with fear. Lyme: The First...

By Will Selman / On April 25th, 2018

How could considering the “feminine” in urbanism change the future of our cities for the better?

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