Miho Mazereeuw designs a plan to guard against floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, and typhoons. Photo Illustration: Len Rubenstein
Fall 2014

Preemptive Design Saving Cities

Miho Mazereeuw, founder of the Urban Risk Lab, has roots in two countries that have dealt with floods, earthquakes, and typhoons.

Winter 2014

The Future Is Cities

Cities are growing faster than you can say megalopolis, and thanks to social media and the Internet, global climate change and a bad economy, the American dream of ownership is changing, and we are finding ourselves living in inclusive cities, sharing our houses, cars, bikes, offices, and more.

John Fernández: At the forefront of urban sustainability, an emerging field that explores a city’s economy and ecology. Len Rubenstein
Winter 2014

Where Economy Meets Ecology

John Fernández is at the forefront of urban sustainability, an emerging field that explores a city’s economy and ecology.

Xavier de Souza Briggs’s 20-year study: If people in high-poverty areas move to low-poverty areas, soon they may be no better off. Len Rubenstein
Winter 2014

Barriers to Opportunity

Xavier de Souza Briggs reveals that if people in high-poverty areas move to low-poverty areas, soon they may be no better off than before.