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By Jeffrey D. Gunzenhauser, Linda Rudolph / On February 12th, 2018

With record-breaking wildfires the “new normal” thanks to climate change, we must better protect our communities and our health moving forward

By Larry Nielsen / On February 9th, 2018

For Valentine's Day, I couldn't resist writing about nature's faithful lovers. 

By Michelle de la Uz / On February 9th, 2018

Believe it or not, now is the time to prepare for deadly summer heat. Gowanus, Brooklyn can show us how to tackle the heat while creating a more equitable and sustainable community.  

By Alan Mallach / On February 5th, 2018

Instead of talking about Elon Musk, we should be talking about transit: what kind we have, who and what it’s for, and where it’s likely to go in the future.

By Denise Fairchild / On January 29th, 2018

Want a more just, equitable, sustainable and resilient world? Start by putting power (literally) in the hands of the people.

By Katharine Sucher / On January 12th, 2018

In Whitewash, veteran journalist Carey Gillam uncovers one of the most controversial stories in the history of food and agriculture. Gillam explores...

By Kyler Geoffroy / On January 3rd, 2018

John Cary, author of the new book Design for Good: A New Era of Architecture for Everyone, explores the intersection between design and dignity

By Kyler Geoffroy / On December 18th, 2017

Find out why 2017 was such a momentous year for the Island Press Urban Resilience Project

By Katharine Sucher / On December 15th, 2017

For decades, collaborative design has helped enliven neighborhoods and promote racial, economic, and social justice. But in an era marked by climate change, growing income inequality, and major advances in technology, designers are acknowledging the...

Great books to give this holiday season from Island Press

By Jason Leppig / On December 14th, 2017

This holiday season, consider the Icelandic tradition of gifting books. They don't go bad, are one-size-fits-all, and are...

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