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Reflecting on urban environments and ecology through images

April 26, 2019 ・ Denise Valenti

Still and moving images that captured Japan’s dramatic urban transformation in the post-World War II era are at the center of a graduate course taught this spring by Franz Prichard, assistant professor of East Asian studies. Although they are specific…

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…

Call for Proposals: PEI Urban Grand Challenge

June 15, 2018

PEI is accepting faculty proposals for two-year projects of up to $150,000 for the Urban Grand Challenge program through Friday, June 29, 2018.

Students study New Orleans’ rich life and tenuous landscape

April 30, 2018 ・ Morgan Kelly

The class “The Port of New Orleans: Culture and Climate Change” focuses on how the climate problems of tomorrow imperil New Orleans today.

New Orleans’ Black Masking Indian chiefs discuss art, community

April 6, 2018 ・ Jamie Saxon & Morgan Kelly

Big Chief Darryl Montana and Chief Demond Melancon of New Orleans’ Black Masking Indian groups visited Princeton to discuss the artistry and community of the tradition

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

Combining science and service: Studying lead contamination in Trenton, N.J.

April 2, 2018 ・ Morgan Kelly

The project “Urban Tap Water and Human Health” funded by PEI’s Urban Grand Challenges program combines science with community service

So much depends on the velocity of tiny droplets cast upward

March 8, 2018 ・ Morgan Kelly

New research describes the velocity of aerosols cast upward as bubbles on a liquid’s surface burst. Above the ocean, these droplets transfer moisture, salt, and even toxins such as algae from water to air.

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.

Drones, Thorns and New Orleans: PEI’s Summer of Learning Symposium features breadth of undergrad research

October 30, 2017

PEI’s internship program’s projects focused on global environmental challenges in the areas of policy and resilience, biodiversity and conservation, alternative energy, climate and oceans, and water, soil and human health.