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Island Press Field Notes

By Katharine Sucher / On June 29th, 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 Kyler Geoffroy / On June 25th, 2018

Even in these trying times, there are extraordinary people working to create a greener, fairer future.

By Samantha Harvey / On June 22nd, 2018

Will the "just transition" movement survive mainstream adoption? 

By Barbara Brown Wilson / On June 15th, 2018

In Resilience for All Barbara Brown Wilson looks at community engagement methods that are less conventional, but often more effective...

By Kyler Geoffroy / On June 14th, 2018

A podcast interview with The Divided City author Alan Mallach on what America's urban transformation means for cities and the people who live in them. 

By Laurie Mazur / On June 4th, 2018

As cities experiment with untested solutions to the unprecedented challenge of a warming planet, environmental impact bonds offer a valuable way to share risks and rewards.

By Laurie Mazur / On May 30th, 2018

The current global building boom provides an unprecedented opportunity to change the built environment’s carbon footprint.

A high-tech taxidermy owl with a detachable head. Photo Courtesy of Cheryl Dykstra

By Cheryl Dykstra / On May 29th, 2018

Field notes by Cheryl Dykstra, co-editor of Urban RaptorsMonday, May 14, 2018Cincinnati, Ohio So happy our grad student Ania is back from Texas, having...

Island Press bike month sweepstakes | Bike Utah

By Mikael Colville-Andersen / On May 28th, 2018

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

By Laurie Mazur / On May 22nd, 2018

By making strategic investments in energy technology today, funders can make sure that the clean energy future is realized.