Laurie Mazur

Laurie Mazur is the editor for the Kresge Foundation/Island Press Urban Resilience Project, which is working to advance a holistic, transformative approach to urban resilience in the era of climate change, grounded in a commitment to sustainability and equity. Laurie has written extensively about gender, health, and environment issues.


Free Island Press E-book on Making a Way in the Age of Extremes

African Americans have long spoken of the need to “make a way out of no way.” Born of painful necessity, the phrase reminds us that there is always room for constructive action. Read on to see how others are “making a way” in this challenging moment.

March 6, 2024

Free E-Book Showcases Collective Action for Healthy, Resilient Communities

In 2022, contributors to the Island Press Urban Resilience Project dug into the details, devising concrete plans for collective action to build a fairer, greener future.

February 27, 2023


New (and Free!) E-book from Island Press Spotlights Opportunities for Action in an Era of Change

In this hopeful and frustrating year, contributors to the Island Press Urban Resilience Project celebrated our collective progress, while highlighting how far we have yet to go.

February 25, 2022


Op-ed: Flood survivors find common ground in a divided nation

Today, Americans have sorted ourselves into communities defined by geography, demography, ideology— and opportunities to communicate across those divides are exceedingly rare. But the shared trauma of flooding offers an opening.

May 3, 2021

Andrés Jimenez

Beyond “Checking the Box”

Green 2.0 was launched in 2014 as a working group of thought leaders at the intersection of environment and race. We commissioned a report that found that the mainstream environmental movement had failed to diversify their staff despite decades of promises to do so.

December 16, 2020

Susanne Moser

Despairing about the Climate Crisis? Read This.

So we’re having to deal with completely new environmental conditions, and we will be changed by that. Can we imagine that? No. Can we try to imagine that we’re not just clobbering each other over the head or blowing each other up? I can imagine something different.

October 3, 2019

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