For decades, landscape architecture was driven solely by artistic sensibilities. But in these times of global change, the opportunity to reshape the world comes with a responsibility to consider how it can be resilient, fostering health and vitality...

The Arctic is often imagined as a desolate and remote place that is far removed from the rest of the world. But after three decades, Arctic explorer Edward Struzik knows first-hand it is full of...

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Around the country, interest in Zero Net Energy (ZNE) buildings is growing—this fall Santa Monica passed the world’s first ZNE building requirement for new single family homes and Boise unveiled Idaho’s first commercial ZNE building.

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As cities in America redevelop, they face challenges to citizens’ wellbeing, i.e. gentrification and sustainability concerns.

While it has long been clear that the world’s oceans are in trouble, the lack of reliable data on fishery catches has obscured the scale, and nuances, of the crisis. Based on an unprecedented 10-year research study by the world's foremost fisheries...

As a regular consumer of food, you would be reasonable to assume that food laws and agencies work to combat things like food waste, foodborne illness, inhumane livestock conditions, and disappearing fish stocks. However, some regulations do just the...

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In his latest book, esteemed architect and city planner Alexander Garvin explores the question What Makes a Great City. As...

In a year when headlines are dominated by drought and news of Lake Mead water levels falling to historic lows, John Fleck's Water is for...

Bummed our Free Summe Read e-book promotion is over? Fear not! You can still get great content from Island Press. For those last minute summer vacations, bring along our collection of 2015 Urban Resilience Project content in ...

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