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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.

Eight graduate students receive 2017 Hack Awards for study of water issues

July 21, 2017 ・ Morgan Kelly

Eight Princeton University graduate students were selected to receive 2017 Mary and Randall Hack ’69 Graduate Awards from the Princeton Environmental Institute.

PEI Announces a Call for Proposals to the Urban Grand Challenge

April 18, 2017 ・ Igor Heifetz

Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) is pleased to announce a call for proposals to the Urban Grand Challenge.

Innovations in Building Intelligent Cities

March 13, 2017 ・ Bennett McIntosh for the Office of the Dean for Research

Interdisciplinary work of faculty to find new ways to build urban infrastructures.

Urban Sustainability

PEI Awards $374,000 for Innovative Research, Teaching, Mentorship, and Service focused on Urban Sustainability

February 7, 2017 ・ Joanna M. Foster ’08 for the Princeton Environmental Institute

Princeton Environmental Institute has announced awards totaling $374,000 to support five faculty research projects as part of the Urban Grand Challenge – one of several long term research cooperatives that comprise its Grand Challenges program.  With the majority of the…

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

PEI Faculty Seminar Series Video: Probabilistic Coastal Hazards Mapping for the US

November 15, 2016 ・ Igor Heifetz

Improving coastal resiliency, and the adoption of natural infrastructure as part of a multiple lines of defense strategy, relies on effective coastal flood hazards and risk assessment and risk management. Current flood hazards maps do not adequately consider geomorphological, physical…

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…

300 Million Children Breathe Highly Toxic Air, Unicef Reports

October 31, 2016 ・ Igor Heifetz

Ramanan Laxminarayan quoted in the New York Times discussing the impact of air pollution on children in India and China.

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…