19 results

The list of recent natural disasters appears endless: hurricanes, cyclones, typhoons, earthquakes. The connection between climate change and a greater frequency of climate disasters is becoming increasingly clear. It’s also evident that those...
Henk Ovink thinks about the threat posed by rising seas to developed coastlines, a lot. The Dutch expert on the subject brought his water wisdom to the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) this semester, co-teaching a course on managing such...
This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates. Search the whole world over, and you would be hard pressed to find one person who could do each of these: run 100 meters in 11.84 seconds, design a public park...
In a rush between classes, practices, and other activities many students grab meals on the run from Harvard’s dining halls, consequently taking valuable reusable plates, cups, and silverware with them. Unfortunately, those dishes often go...
The University's Sustainability Plan details a goal to reduce University-wide water use 30% by 2020, from a 2006 baseline. Below is a journal entry on my water usage, an installment in my “ Living the Sustainability Plan ” series. Once...
Boston’s Living with Water competition provides planners, designers, and thinkers of all kinds with an opportunity to imagine “a future Boston that is more resilient, more sustainable, and more beautiful.” Of the nine semifinalist...
For parts of the world, climate change is not simply a potential future threat, it is an urgent and daunting reality. Rising sea levels are threatening to eradicate the tiny island nation of Kiribati, aiming a spotlight on the world's first climate...