GreenSpace Archive

greenspace exhibit
Mapping Princeton
Spring 2016

Exhibit Description

In Summer 2015, Jeffrey Gleason ’18 and Catherine Blume ’18 worked with Professor Catherine Riihimaki, Associate Director, Science Education of the Council on Science and Technology (CST) to create Mapping Princeton. This multi-disciplinary project brought together computer science, geography, and graphic design to capture spatially the essence of Princeton University. The atlas focuses on three aspects of the University: history, sustainability, and people. Princeton’s geographical growth as a campus is its spatial history; Princeton’s development as a sustainable campus is a spatial component of its environment; and Princeton’s graduates and alumni moving around the world is a spatial description of its people. The exhibit at the GreenSpace highlights the atlas' second section: Environment and Sustainability with information about Princeton's sustainable places, Campus Dining's local suppliers, bike rack locations, campus lighting, and more!

With a continued focus on increasing scientific literacy, the Council on Science and Technology (CST) fosters research, education, and intellectual exchange that deepen and broaden understanding, experience, and appreciation of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The Council partners with colleagues in engineering, mathematics, natural sciences, the arts, humanities, and social sciences to explore and promote the relation of STEM with culture and the course of public affairs.


Related Resources

  • mapping princeton sign

    Current exhibit sign

  • dining map

    This map shows the locations of Campus Dining’s local suppliers. Local food represents 46 percent of all food purchased. The suppliers are color-coded by the type of food they provide. The map also indicates the distance of local suppliers from Princeton’s campus, an important measure of sustainability. The smaller circle represents a 50 mile radius around campus, which contains 10 suppliers, while the larger circle represents a 100 mile radius, which contains an additional 6 suppliers.

  • large case

    The 'Sustainable Places' map highlights sustainable buildings and initiatives on Princeton's campus. Some features focus on saving resources, such as energy and water. Others are more community-based, including campus gardens and car share stops. Many of these locations have more than one sustainability aspect. For example, the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment conserves water and energy, while also using green building materials and serving as an academic center. There are 30 locations identified on the map, 8 of which are called out with images and descriptions. This case also contains information about the Council on Science and Technology and the "Mapping Princeton" project.

  • small exhibit case

    The information featured in this case is all about how to get around Princeton University on two wheels! Find out where the most bike racks can be found on campus and learn about the Cyclab, Princeton's bicycle cooperative.

  • zagster bike rental

    A short term bike rental program is available at Princeton Station. Renters become members of the Zagster program and then rent as needed. 10 bikes are available. For more information, visit the Zagster Bike Share website.

  • cyclab student bike coop

    The Cyclab is Princeton University’s bicycle cooperative. The Cyclab is staffed by student and community volunteer mechanics. They don’t rent or sell bikes, but will always help you repair what you bring to the shop. Bring in your bike during open hours and you will be paired with a mechanic, who will help you fix your bike. All repairs, tools, and parts are free! Whether you’re an expert or have never before held a wrench, this place is for you!
    In addition, the Cyclab aims to serve as a forum for the promotion of eco-conscious modes of transportation, exercise, and fun. They host bike-related events, including workshops, classes, and group rides. In short, the Cyclab is Princeton’s hub for all things bicycle!

    The Cyclab is located below the dining hall of Rockefeller College at Princeton University. The entrance is accessible from the loading dock of the dining hall, which is located near the intersection of Nassau Street and University Place.

  • tree tour

    These tubes contain trivia and photos of trees on Princeton's campus. Learn more about the trees on Princeton's campus through this video about Princeton's trees.