Island Press Events


Chapman Eagle Eye Books

Inspirational Conservation: Dan Chapman, David Haskell & Sally Sears

Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 2:00pm EDT

Eagle Eye Book Shop
2076 N. Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033
United States

Eagle Eye Books is excited to host book talks and an inspirational panel. Dan Chapman, will be speaking about his new book A Road Running Southward: Following John Muir's Journey Through an Endangered LandDavid Haskell will also be speaking about his new book Sounds Wild and Broken: Sonic Marvels, Evolution's Creativity, and the Crisis of Sensory Extinction. Then we will host a creative and inspirational panel led by Sally Sears with Dan Chapman and David Haskell about conservation and activism.

Rural Renaissance by L. Michelle Moore | An Island Press book

Rural Renaissance at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Monday, June 27, 2022 - 1:00pm EDT

Smithsonian Institution
Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20560
United States

Rural Renaissance: Revitalizing America’s Hometowns through Clean Power on June 27 at 1 p.m. will imagine thriving rural communities in the United States where local, renewable energy sparks investment, vitality, and equity. Panelists from Island Press and Groundswell will discuss the pathways to clean power in rural America and strategies for achieving them. This session is presented in partnership with Island Press and will not be livestreamed.

The Blue Revolution by Nicholas Sullivan | An Island Press book

Author Talk - Nick Sullivan

Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 6:00pm EDT

Sawyer Free Library
2 Dale Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
United States


Nicholas Sullivan is an author and senior research fellow at The Fletcher School at Tufts University.  His recent book, The Blue Revolutionpresents a new way of thinking about fish, food, and oceans by profiling the people and policies transforming this industry into one that is “post-industrial”—fueled by “sea-foodies” and locavores interested in sustainable, traceable, quality seafood. 

LOCATION: Main Floor

CONTACT: Beth Pocock --

Arbitrary Lines by Nolan Gray | An Island Press book

How Zoning Broke the American City and How to Fix It [In-Person Program]

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 12:30pm PDT

654 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

What if scrapping one flawed policy could bring U.S. cities closer to addressing debilitating housing shortages, stunted growth and innovation, persistent racial and economic segregation and car-dependent development? Zoning maps across the country have come to arbitrarily dictate where Americans may live and work, forcing cities into a pattern of growth that is segregated and sprawling. In Nolan Gray's new book, Arbitrary Lines: How Zoning Broke the American City and How to Fix It, argues that it’s time for America to move beyond zoning as a necessary — if not sufficient — condition for building more affordable, vibrant, equitable and sustainable cities. Hear from the author as he lays the groundwork for this ambitious motion by clearing up common confusions and myths about how American cities regulate growth and examining the major contemporary critiques of zoning.

Arbitrary Lines by Nolan Gray | An Island Press book

Arbitrary Lines: Nolan Gray's Conversation with Planetizen

Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 1:00pm EDT

It’s time for America to move beyond zoning. 

Join city planner M. Nolan Gray and Planetizen's editorial director James Brasuell for a conversation about zoning abolition. Gray argues that this is a necessary—if not sufficient—condition for building more affordable, vibrant, equitable, and sustainable cities. His new book is, Arbitrary Lines: How Zoning Broke the American City and How to Fix It. Registrants are eligible for a discount on their copy of the book. 

A Planetizen course with Gray is on the way. In the meantime, you can view Planetizen’s course catalog and receive a discounted subscription.

Webinar themes will include: an overview of zoning in its current state, how zoning has harmed Americans, and what zoning reform efforts are underway.