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Princeton researchers receive $2.5 million to advance the science of urban food sustainability

November 6, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

Princeton University researchers have received a $2.5 million federal grant to lead an interdisciplinary effort with academic, city government and nonprofit partners that will develop a scientific process for establishing urban food systems that are less wasteful and environmentally detrimental.…

PEI Urban Grand Challenges awards $509,000 to new urban sustainability projects

January 17, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

Vertical farms in post-industrial America, origami-based noise-pollution barriers, and cement made from burned waste make up the latest round of projects funded by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) Urban Grand Challenges program. Totaling $509,000, the new awards are active through September…

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…

PEI Discovery Day 2018 exhibits array of student research in environmental studies

May 21, 2018 ・ Morgan Kelly

Ninety-six students representing 20 academic departments showcased their research and discussed their findings with fellow students and University faculty.

Saving our cities and ourselves: A Q&A with PEI’s Ashley Dawson

February 28, 2018 ・ Morgan Kelly

A Q&A with PEI’s Ashley Dawson about his recent book, “Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change.”

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By 2100, arid cities will suffer from more severe heat waves than temperate cities

February 15, 2018 ・ B. Rose Kelly

In a reversal of current conditions, by 2100, arid cities such as Phoenix will become more susceptible to heatwaves compared to their surrounding rural areas, while cities on the eastern seaboard will actually be less severely affected by heatwaves compared to theirs.

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.

Room for Growth: Princeton’s Vertical Farming Project harvests knowledge for a budding industry

October 31, 2017

Princeton researchers and students launched the Princeton Vertical Farming Project in April in an effort to optimize the increasingly popular field of vertical farming.

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.