The Writers: Michael Blanding
Greening the Block
Anne Whiston Spirn has made the West Philadelphia Landscape Project a model of urban restoration and community empowerment
Energizing Global Environmental Cooperation
How Valerie Karplus and her transpacific team helped to put climate-critical commitments on the table
With power tools and imagination, students turn residence halls into campus destinations
Digging into Design
Engineering students create new products from the ground (and molecule) up
A core chemistry course that activates engagement, even beyond the MIT campus
Rewards and Struggles
A design and planning course wrestles with questions of identity, voice, and democracy
Laying the Foundation for Low-Energy Construction
John Ochsendorf, a pioneer in alternative engineering, is working to design zero-energy buildings for the world.
‘Cyber Hero’ Supporting Next Generation of Innovators
Defending companies and countries against hostile network attacks.