Well-designed spaces are not just a matter of taste or a question of aesthetics; they literally shape our ideas about who we are and what we deserve. Design impacts our health, our education, our community, our sense of self-worth, and more, yet all-...

Island Press author Peter Calthorpe speaking at the CNU Climate Summit on the ways urban planners and designers can understand the real consequences of climate change across...

In his inspiring new book Design for Good, award-winning designer and entrepreneur John Cary offers character-driven, real-world stories about...

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Chuck Wolfe, author of the new book Seeing the Better City, shares how photo-powered “urban diaries” can give residents a powerful new way to contribute to the dialogue that shapes their cities

In 2013, the city of Norfolk, Virginia, removed almost 70 benches from three small city parks.

"What is a street?" is the first question posed in Global Street Design Guide from the ...

When I think about climate change, I like to look at a photo of my daughter and her two dear friends—not just because of their sweet smiles, but because the photo offers an important clue to how we can design cities to thrive in uncertain times.

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As the storm surge of Hurricane Sandy overwhelmed his neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York City’s chief urban designer Alexandros Washburn took refuge on the upper floors of his house. For years he had played an integral role in creating the...

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In honor of PARK(ing) Day, Island Press is taking tactical urbanism to the streets. PARK(ing) Day is an annual event where people all over the world transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. These pop-up parks can take all forms--in...

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This bear is excited to learn about landscape architecture this weekend from its den outside the Colorado Convention Center.

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