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Island Press Field Notes

By Cheryl Heller / On March 14th, 2018

This letter is a response to your request for ideas—for the philanthropic strategy you’re thinking about. You say you like long term, but you’re drawn to “the other end of the spectrum: the right now.” I get that, and have the perfect answer for you, one...

By Laurie Mazur / On March 12th, 2018

Philanthropic capital can be a catalyst for sustainable, resilient solutions to our complex and costly water problems.

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By Daniel Sperling / On March 9th, 2018

In Three Revolutions, transportation expert Dan Sperling and his collaborators share research-based insights on potential public...

By David Salt, Brian Walker / On March 6th, 2018

Re-engaging nature’s ecosystem engineers In the gloomy pall of the advancing Anthropocene, it’s nice to hear good news now and again on the environmental front. And such is the case with...

By Linda Bailey / On March 5th, 2018

It’s as if the plan is designed to provide maximum benefit to Wall Street financiers, rather than to repair our country’s vital public infrastructure.

By Kyler Geoffroy / On March 1st, 2018

A new (and free!) e-book from the Urban Resilience Project showcases sustainable, equitable environmental solutions in action. 

By Joyce Coffee / On February 28th, 2018

The climate movement needs to understand what puts disadvantaged communities at risk and better engage marginalized people in disaster planning.

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By Robert Cervero, Erick Guerra, Stefan Al / On February 27th, 2018

By John Cary / On February 26th, 2018

Housing, even and perhaps especially for the homeless, can and should restore people’s basic dignity, reflecting back to them that their lives have value.

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By Katharine Sucher / On February 23rd, 2018

The considerable social, economic, and environmental costs of suburban sprawl have been widely reported, but suburbs hold new potential for the 21st century. As ground zero for some of the most disruptive changes stemming from accelerating wealth...

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