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Since the beginning of time, parkers have argued that they should park free. Yet the economic justifications for pricing are well documented - pricing leads to more efficient parking use and a multimodal transportation system. Many arguments against...

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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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Why do so many good parking management ideas encounter resistance? For example, charging for curb parking is a no brainer. Priced spaces are used more times per day and better serve customers and visitors. Pricing encourages people to use less-known...

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The Island Press Urban Resilience Project, supported by the Kresge Foundation, is working to promote a holistic understanding of resilience that is grounded in equity and sustainability.

This post, by Ben Plowden, was originally published at...

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Vancouver is a leader in ecodesign. Photo by Larry Beasley.

 

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Last month, I gave a parking management presentation to a community group in Silver Lake, a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles. They told me they had the worst parking problems in the city. If I had a penny for...

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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...

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

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