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Study shows how cities can consider race and income in household energy efficiency programs

June 7, 2021 ・ Rachel Nuwer

Climate change and social inequality are two pressing issues that often overlap. A new study led by Princeton researchers offers a roadmap for cities to address inequalities in energy use by providing fine-grained methods for measuring both income and racial…

Data-Driven Model Provides Projections of a 21st Century Urban Climate

January 4, 2021 ・ Lois E. Yoksoulian and B. Rose Huber

Cities occupy about only 3% of the Earth’s total land surface, but they bear the burden of the human-perceived effects of global climate change. Yet, current global climate models are set up mainly for big-picture analysis, leaving urban areas poorly…

Sowing seeds of happiness: Emotional well-being while home gardening similar to other popular activities, study finds

May 10, 2020 ・ Morgan Kelly

As civic leaders and urban planners work to make cities more sustainable and livable by investing in outdoor spaces and recreational activities such as biking and walking, Princeton researchers have identified the benefit of an activity largely overlooked by policymakers…

Beyond your doorstep: What you buy and where you live shapes land-use footprint

March 23, 2020 ・ Joseph Albanese

In recent years, the attention of scientists and environmentalists has turned toward how population growth and urban expansion are driving habitat loss and an associated decline in ecosystem productivity and biodiversity. But the space people occupy directly is only one…