Smart Cities

  • Princeton Announces Engage 2020, New Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference

    Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020

    The mission of Princeton University will be brought to life in a new way through Engage 2020, the inaugural innovation and entrepreneurship conference scheduled for November 4-6, 2020. Presented by the Princeton innovation and entrepreneurship team and its campus partners, Engage 2020 will offer more than 50 live, online sessions of relevance to academia, business and industry, Princeton alumni, entrepreneurs, investors, foundations and the intellectually curious.

  • Architecture dean Monica Ponce de Leon named ‘Great Immigrant’ for contributions to American society

    Wednesday, Jul 1, 2020
    by The Office of Communications

    Monica Ponce de Leon, dean of the School of Architecture at Princeton University, has been honored as a “Great Immigrant” by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

    Ponce de Leon, who was born in Venezuela, is among 38 naturalized U.S. citizens from 35 countries of origin who will be celebrated for their contributions to American society. 

  • Solutions to urban heat differ between tropical and drier climes

    Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019
    by Molly Sharlach, Office of Engineering Communications

    In summer heat, cities may swelter more than nearby suburbs and rural areas. And while the size of this urban heat island effect varies widely among the world’s cities, heat island intensity can largely be explained by a city’s population and precipitation level, researchers reported in a paper published Sept. 4 in the journal Nature.

  • Ramaswami, researcher of urban sustainability, appointed inaugural director of Chadha Center for Global India

    Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019

    Anu Ramaswami, an interdisciplinary environmental engineer who is recognized as a pioneer and leader on the topic of sustainable urban systems, has been named professor of India studies, civil and environmental engineering, and the Princeton Environmental Institute, and the inaugural director of the M.S. Chadha Center for Global India. She will assume her new duties at Princeton on Aug. 1.

    By Pooja Makhijani, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies

  • New Jersey universities to explore research collaborations and funding to make cities “smarter”

    Friday, Jul 26, 2019
    The corporate engagement offices of Princeton University; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; New Jersey Institute of Technology; and Stevens Institute of Technology are leading the formation of a working group to explore federal and industry funding for “smart cities” research in New Jersey. Higher education institutions throughout the state will be eligible and invited to participate.
  • Coping with growth: Conference presents ideas to shape future cities

    Thursday, May 9, 2019
    by John Sullivan and Amelia Herb, Office of Engineering Communications

    Any attempt to address challenges of the future, from clean energy to a sufficient food supply, must grapple with the issues raised by the planet’s rapidly growing cities, speakers said Monday during a conference at Princeton University.

  • Princeton Research Day puts spotlight on innovative work across University

    Monday, May 14, 2018
    by Princeton University

    Spend the day — or an hour — at Princeton Research Day, and you get an eclectic tour of research at Princeton University shared through presentations designed to make cutting-edge work accessible to the general public.

    For Sarah-Jane Leslie, dean of the Graduate School and the Class of 1943 Professor of Philosophy, that tour included learning how engineers can learn lessons from plants; about new techniques to fight disease; and about novel ways to address the world’s energy crisis.

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