Rest in Peace, Lee Koppelman

Rest In Peace, Lee Koppelman. Koppelman served as a director of the Center for Regional Policy Studies at Stony Brook University, and had great influence on Long Island sustainability. As one of the first planners to suggest the idea of preserving space in the interest of health and future generations, he always put balance and…

Good Scarcity and Climate Change

By Tania Valenzuela With our ever growing population there is a higher demand for food, which is linked to higher use of fertilizers which includes nitrogen and phosphorus that could lead to many environmental effects. There is also an increase in demand in the actual transport and the land usage of countries globally. However I…

Water Pollution is a Problem

By Yuqian Zheng Water is an essential requirement for life on Earth. Around the world, it is estimated that 9,087 billion cubic meters of water are used yearly with countries like China, India, and the United States leading the consumption. The planet Earth is covered in 75% water, however, of the 75%, only 2.5% is…

Mount Garbage, Please Don’t Go

by Bushra Sarwar I remember as a kid we used to run to the swings whenever recess started. On the swings, we would try to go higher and higher, try to beat our last record, try to beat each other. The higher you went, the worse the view got though. From beyond the line of…

The Human Consequence of Suburban Planning

By Taj Sarwar Suburbia was once seen as the ideal place to start a family, to raise children, and to live out the ideal American existence, complete with a large home occupied by a nuclear family, a meticulously maintained yet barren green lawn, and of course, a shiny new car. In fact, many still value…