Stuart Weitzman School of Design

Where biodiversity, climate risk, and urban growth collide

A project led by researchers at The Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology aims to highlight points of conflict between climate risks, biodiversity, and urban growth in a few of the world’s poorest cities.

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New Scientist

Drone swarm that 3D prints cement structures could construct buildings

Robert Stuart-Smith of the Weitzman School of Design and colleagues demonstrate how 3D-printing drones can create large structures made of foam or cement, paving the way for future construction efforts.


ABC Australia

World Heritage—too much of a good thing?

PIK Professor Lynn Meskell, also of the Penn Museum, joins a radio conversation to discuss how the World Heritage Convention has become a victim of its own success.


The Washington Post

As red states send migrants to blue states, sanctuary cities are crucial

Domenic Vitiello of the Weitzman School of Design writes about the history of American sanctuary cities and their continued importance against a restrictive immigration system.


The New York Times

Mississippi crisis highlights climate threat to drinking water nationwide

Allison Lassiter of the Weitzman School of Design says that the infrastructure act doesn’t inject enough money into public water supply systems to fundamentally change them.


Marketplace (NPR)

Rent caps come to the fore as hikes spike

Claudia Aiken of the Weitzman School of Design says that rent control is essentially a ceiling on rent, which has recently taken the form of a limit on annual rent increases known as “rent stabilization.”