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PEI awards $1.01 million in Water and the Environment Grand Challenge projects

October 1, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

The ecological impacts of extreme weather, a national “climate park” in the New Jersey Meadowlands, and engineered nanoparticles that target groundwater pollutants are among the 13 projects funded by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) as part of its Water and…

Princeton students develop interdisciplinary project for Newark community garden

October 26, 2018 ・ Laurie Zazenski

On patch of dusty asphalt in Newark, New Jersey, sits a wooden shed topped with corrugated plastic, a safeguard from impending winter weather. But it won’t be there for long. That’s because the shed is intended to roam around the…

Responding to urban design challenges: Students explore architecture in Brazil

November 30, 2017

This semester, 12 Princeton undergraduates are exploring architectural and urban design through a course that took them to Brazil over fall break. Students took photos and wrote captions about what they observed.

PEI Urban Challenge awards $348,000 to new urban sustainability projects

September 18, 2017

Extreme waves and cloudbursts: PEI’s Urban Grand Challenges program has funded three new urban-sustainability projects totaling $348,000.

S.O.S. sign written in beach sand near beach waves hahaha

PEI Faculty Seminar Series Video: The Des Moines Farming Corridor

December 15, 2015 ・ Igor Heifetz

Downtown Des Moines once lacking in its 9 to 5 downtown a residential presence, has been radically restructured through a process that I developed 25 years ago with the Des Moines Vision Plan of 1990. The plan has fostered the…

S.O.S. sign written in beach sand near beach waves hahaha

Class Snapshot: ‘Environmental Challenges and Urban Solutions’

May 4, 2015 ・ Holly Welles

This spring, 12 Princeton undergraduates are joining forces in the interdisciplinary course “Environmental Challenges and Urban Solutions” to confront urbanization and environmental problems and to rethink traditional theories about nature and city dynamics.  The instructors: The class is co-taught by Mario…