Welcome to Highwire Earth! This publication has the aim of fostering an active interdisciplinary conversation on topics related to sustainable development, stemming from the research and general expertise of the Princeton University community, including students, research staff, faculty, visitors, and alumni. While Highwire Earth is affiliated with Princeton University, the views and opinions herein presented belong to the individual writers, and are not necessarily shared by the Editorial Board or the University. You can read more about Highwire Earth’s origin and purpose in this editorial.


This is a platform open to the Princeton University community, namely students, research staff, faculty, visitors, and alumni. We constantly look for contributors spanning all academic disciplines (i.e. engineering, natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities), so please consider writing a post if you:

  • have a relevant research article that you would like to highlight,
  • would like to explain the motivation behind your work or research,
  • want to give an opinion on related current events,
  • would like to talk about your experiences while working on topics related to sustainable development outside of academia, or
  • would like to report on a seminar, lecture, workshop or conference that you attended on or off-campus.

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