Today is the first day of our summer e-book sale! All Island Press e-books are $4.99 on our site and at major electronic retailers until May 29th. With more than 600 e-books included, you can...

This urban rain garden two blocks from the Island Press office doesn't just help the city manage rainwater, it's also educates urbanites about rain, serves as wildlife habitat and is a...

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After you enter our bike-to-work contest, sit down with this week's foreword Friday selection from Barbara McCann's Completing Our Streets. The excerpt below gives a glimpse of what inspired...

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Jan Gehl's work has helped make Copenhagen a city designed at the human scale.

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In the late 1800s, cycling was loved by many men with impressive facial hair.

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A drought- and disease-resistant wheat variety growing in Pakistan.

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The Dupont-Rosslyn Circulator, one of my favorite public transit options in D.C.


Lightweight interventions and bold public art brought new life and attention to Boston's underwhelming Rose Kennedy Greenway. Photo by Mike Lydon.



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