Cities

A jump start for design start-ups

In 1849, two young immigrants borrowed money to start a manufacturing business in Brooklyn. As their company, Pfizer, became a global leader in pharmaceuticals, its modest facility grew into a…

Humanizing tech in New York City

Rapid technological change has brought incredible opportunities as well as daunting challenges to cities around the world. In New York City, the de Blasio administration created a new team, the…

A conservationist turns to the city

The burning of fossil fuels for heat and electricity constitutes the largest single source of global greenhouse gas emissions. That realization is one of the threads running through the career…

Urban action, global change

In 1800, less than 5% of the world’s population lived in urban areas; by 2050, this figure will hit 70%. As more and more people turn to urban ecosystems to…