West Philadelphia middle school students, 1999. Students working with WPLP have learned to read their landscape as a product of natural forces and social, economic, and political processes. Photo: Anne Whiston Spirn
Spring 2018

Greening the Block

Anne Whiston Spirn has made the West Philadelphia Landscape Project a model of urban restoration and community empowerment

Spring 2017

Building Traditions

With power tools and imagination, students turn residence halls into campus destinations

Winter 2017

Digging into Design

Engineering students create new products from the ground (and molecule) up

Cathy Drennan, professor of chemistry and biology. Photo: James Kegley
Fall 2016

Dynamic System

A core chemistry course that activates engagement, even beyond the MIT campus

Professor Ceasar McDowell. Image: Leise Jones Photographyc
Spring 2016

Rewards and Struggles

A design and planning course wrestles with questions of identity, voice, and democracy