Rather than repeat the sprawling and uncoordinated development patterns of the past, researchers at Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science and School of Architecture are exploring new ways to build urban infrastructures to serve our growing population, changing civilization and warming planet.
Engineering professor Sigrid Adriaenssens and visual arts professor Joe Scanlan invented a course to nudge students beyond their comfort zones at the boundary of art and engineering.
Sigrid Adriaenssens and Branko Glisic co-taught a course on German thin-shell structures that has resulted in a new exhibit, "Evolution of German Shells: Efficiency in Form," now on display in the Friend Center Engineering Library.
The Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti inspired a team of Princeton researchers to launch develop, deploy and test two novel disaster-relief technologies -- a rainwater harvester and filtration system, and a wind turbine for renewable energy production.
A new Princeton engineering class focuses on the study of the relations of buildings, space, time and societal dynamics.