Case Consortium @ Columbia University and the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, 2014
This case examines the history and wider applicability of public-private partnerships for parks. It raises for discussion whether and how such partnerships can succeed.
Can Investigative Journalism Pay?: InvestigateWest and the Nonprofit Model, Case Consortium @ Columbia University, 2013
This case looks at the realities of creating a nonprofit news start-up focused on investigative reporting. Nonprofits often start with substantial financial support from foundations. Is this healthy in the news business? What about when the goal is public service journalism? How can news start-ups achieve a sustainable business model that includes a mix of funding streams? If a journalism organization offers services outside of standard reporting, does that affect its core mission--and reputation?
When BEST Intentions Go Awry: Arsenic Mitigation in Bangladesh, Case Consortium @ Columbia University, 2012
This case is about a public health response to the widespread arsenic contamination of groundwater in Bangladesh. It focuses on a Columbia University clinical trial of a potential treatment for arsenic poisoning. It presents for students' consideration the challenges of conducting research in rural, less developed and culturally insular communities. It also raises the issue of aiding communities while studying them, which is complicated by funding restrictions and the possible skewing of results.
Land Lines, July 2018
The Architect’s Newspaper, June 21, 2011
Architectural Record, July 14, 2009
Metropolis, May 6, 2009
Letter from Boston: It’s the Pedestrian-Oriented Small Commercial Districts, Stupid
Metropolis, June 16, 2009
Form Follows Feathers: Bird-Friendly Architecture
Architectural Record, January 10, 2008
Architectural Record, October 3, 2007
The Financial Times, August 25, 2007
Architectural Record, June 14, 2007
Architectural Record, February 2006
FastCompany, January, 2006
Q+A: Amy Smith
I.D., January/February 2005
Interview with the sustainable design expert, MIT instructor and MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” recipient,
Metropolis, December, 2003
CIO, November 15, 2003
Metropolis, December 8, 2009
Reducing Pollution – it’s a bargain
Early efforts at devising Kyoto protocol-mandated emissions trading schemes,
The Financial Times, February 2, 2003
Technology Research News, June 16, 2004
Despite decades of advances in building controls, electric grid management tools and communications ...
Cultural heritage, policy
Caught in the line of fire
The Financial Times, February 5, 2003
During the run-up to the Iraq invasion, rival groups of academics, curators and collectors vie to influence the cultural agenda of a post-war, post-sanctions Iraq. Discusses factors that led to looting and chaos in the wake of the invasion.
Tech & Human Behavior
Data Informed, Nov 12, 2013
Easy-to-use graphical applications that allow non-experts to conduct sophisticated data analysis can change the way organizations operate.
Data Informed, July 19, 2013
The prospect is still enticing after years of promises—a constantly updated global view of your organization’s data, infinitely zoomable and sliceable and presented in visually compelling graphics.
Data Informed, May 30, 2013
As Internet-based warfare heats up and computer networks become a more critical component of conventional military operations, the Pentagon is investing in improving cybersecurity analytics overall and visual analytics in particular…
Technology Research News, Mar 2, 2005
Next time you're cut off by an SUV jock who's slaloming across lanes while dialing a cell ...
Technology Research News, Jan 30, 2002
In some respects, computers have helped mitigate the significance of gender in society...
Technology Research News, Jan 2, 2002
By now, our computing lives were supposed to be anchored in personal information management ...
Technology Research News, Nov 21, 2001
The Internet's ability to connect a wide range of cultures would seem to bode well for...
Technology Research News, Apr 25, 2001
In his dystopian futuristic comedy, "Sleeper", Woody Allen's twentieth-century time traveler...
Technology Research News, October 2, 2002
The ringing declaration that information wants to be free often bounces off a hard reality -- the free flow …
Technology Research News, Jun 6, 2001
Writers are known as much for how they word things as for what they have to say...
Technology Research News, Jul 25, 2001
The Internet has given us new ways of carrying out activities as diverse as shopping and...
Globe and Mail, July 10, 2002
Technology Research News, Sep 3, 2003
It often takes years to guide a building from conceptual sketch to completion...
Technology Research News, Jan 9, 2002
One of the challenges of navigating computer-generated three-dimensional environments is...
Technology Research News, Sep 12, 2001
How many economists does it take to inaccurately forecast a recession...
Technology Research News, Jul 18, 2001
Wile E. Coyote misdirects the elastic force of a giant slingshot; he plummets off a cliff...
Technology Research News, Jan 31, 2001
Keeping track of information will likely become more difficult in the not-too-distant future...
Technology Research News, Feb 7, 2001
Mobility, or the problem of how to achieve it, presents robot designers with a large...
Technology Research News, Dec 13, 2000
Getting from point A to point B in the exploration of extraterrestrial terrain is fraught with...
Technology Research News, December 20, 2000
Constructing objects measured in microns or smaller could expand from a mostly two-dimensional pursuit...
Technology Research News, May 16, 2001
Before microscopic motors can be put to work hauling tiny payloads and building ...
Technology Research News, Apr 11, 2001
The concept of storing information as holograms has been around for decades, but the lack of...
Venkatasubramanian, Venkat. How Much Inequality Is Fair?: Mathematical Principles of a Moral, Optimal, and Stable Capitalist Society, New York: Columbia University Press, 2017.