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A book on How to Study Public Life by Jan Gehl and Birgitte Svarre

November 6th, 2013 by Island Press

For decades, renowned architect Jan Gehl has been at the center of creating vibrant, human- scale public spaces in global cities including Copenhagen, New York, and Melbourne. In his newest venture, together with public-space expert Birgitte Svarre, Gehl explores the field of study that helps us better understand the life that takes place in public […]

Cooler Smarter book provides practical steps for low carbon living

May 17th, 2012 by Island Press

While the routine decisions that shape our days—what to have for dinner, where to shop, how to get to work—may seem small, collectively they have a big effect on global warming. But which purchasing choices and changes in our lifestyles might make the biggest difference to the climate? The new book, Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps […]

The case for a carbon tax – getting past our hang-ups to effective climate policy by law professor Shi-Ling Hsu

September 30th, 2011 by Island Press

In this hyper-partisan era, you wouldn’t expect liberals and conservatives to agree about much of anything—certainly not taxes, definitely not taxes to stop climate change. But according to legal expert Shi-Ling Hsu, this controversial idea actually has surprising support on both sides of the aisle. Both New Times columnist Paul Krugman and über-libertarian Grover Norquist […]