Achieving global socioeconomic development while managing our natural resources for future generations is a challenging balancing act that requires constant communication amongst disciplines and institutions. This is why we created Highwire Earth. This publication aims to foster an interdisciplinary conversation on topics related to sustainable development stemming from the 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 presented herein 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, and we welcome contributions spanning all academic disciplines (i.e. engineering, natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities). Please consider writing a post if you would like to:

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  • explain the motivation behind your research,
  • offer an opinion on pertinent current events,
  • discuss your experiences working on sustainable development outside of academia, or
  • report on a seminar, lecture, workshop or conference that you attended on or off campus.

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