• A Bronx-side view of the waterfront's existing conditions, featuring natural edge conditions, elements of the industrial working waterfront, the freight railroad, storage facilities, and the 3rd Avenue Bridge spanning the Harlem River.

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Beyond the Infinite

The fall 2011 newsletter from the MIT Public Service Center

Transforming an industrial waterfront
Students in Associate Professor Eran Ben-Joseph's Site and Environmental Systems class applied their knowledge to envisioning an integrated waterfront access plan along the western banks of the Harlem River in Bronx, N.Y.
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Converting waste to energy, fertilizer, and a franchise
With an estimated 2.5 billion people lacking access to adequate sanitation, a group of MIT students and alumni are making inroads on the problem in Nairobi, Kenya.
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President Hockfield and Dr. Thomas Byrne hope to inspire others with their gift to the PSC
"This is a wonderful investment in MIT students and their work for the future. The gift quite literally means the world to these students and the communities they serve," said PSC Director Sally Susnowitz, on the occasion of the gift.
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Students work across the country in Community Service Work-Study positions
In the last year, 136 work-study students traveled to 13 different states to work in fulfilling positions that served the community and helped them pay for college. Read the interview with sophomore Keren Gu, who tutored Cambridge girls in math at Girls' Angle.
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