Island Press Events


Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America w/ Angie Schmitt

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 2:00pm EST

Angie Schmitt, the long-time national editor at Streetsblog, is one of the country's best known writers and experts on sustainable transportation. Her commentary has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, and National Public Radio.

The tragedy of traffic violence has barely registered with the media and wider culture. Disproportionately the victims are immigrants, the poor, and people of color. They have largely been blamed and forgotten. Schmitt's book, Right of Way, unveils a crisis rooted in both inequality and the undeterred reign of the automobile in our cities. It challenges us to imagine and demand safer and more equitable cities, where no one is expendable.

Moderated by David King, assistant professor in ASU's School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning. 

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Leadership for Sustainability: Strategies for Tackling Wicked Problems

Friday, March 5, 2021 - 1:00pm EST

Planning for today’s environmental and sustainability challenges requires more than expertise and technology. Effective solutions require that we engage with other people, wrestle with difficult questions, and learn how to adapt and make confident decisions despite uncertainty.

Join the Maryland Department of Planning and the Smart Growth Network at 1 p.m. Eastern, Friday, March 5, as Dr. Bruce Hull, a Senior Fellow at Virginia Tech, discusses how to address complex “wicked problems,” by blending systems thinking approaches with leadership techniques. He will offer strategies and practices that build on the foundation of three main skills: connecting, collaborating, and adapting.

Participants of the live webinar are eligible for 1.5 AICP CM credits. To register complete and submit the form below.

Reinventing Food Banks and Pantries

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 3:00pm EST

Katie Martin has over 20 years of experience developing and evaluating creative solutions to hunger and building collaborations with local and national anti-hunger organizations. Before joining Foodshare, Katie was an Assistant Professor and Director of the Public Health program at the University of Saint Joseph. She has a Ph.D. in Nutritional Science & Policy from Tufts University.

Moderated by Kathleen Merrigan, director of ASU's Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems. 

In her new book, Reinventing Food Banks and Pantries, Martin argues for a new model for charitable food, one that measures success, not by pounds of food distributed, but by lives changed. The key is to focus on the root causes of food insecurity, shifting attention to strategies that build empathy, equity, and political will.

Virtual Author Event with Scott Butterfield - Rewilding Agricultural Landscapes

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 7:00pm PDT

VIRTUAL AUTHOR EVENT // Scott Butterfield - Rewilding Agricultural Landscapes

Join us for virtual author hour with editor Scott Butterfield on Thursday, April 29th at 7:00PM PT to discuss his forthcoming book Rewilding Agricultural Landscapes: A California Study in Rebalancing the Needs of People and Nature. This book is not your average collection of academic articles, the lessons in Rewilding Agricultural Landscapes will be useful to conservation leaders, policymakers, groundwater agencies, water mangers, and individuals interested in agriculture and conservation.

This is a free event. If you are able, a donation of $5 is suggested to help us cover costs. Donate here