DIGS faculty work to push the limits of what is possible through:
- Interdisciplinary approach - Our research staff and faculty combine training and experience in geography, economic development, urban policy and planning, environmental philosophy and policy, water, energy, and more.
- Theory and practice - DIGS faculty research extends from the highly theoretical to the immediately applicable. It is at this intersection we seek to make important contributions to sustainability research and the communities in which we work.
- Educational research - In addition to sustainability-related research, the faculty maintain an action-oriented research program focused on experiential, project-based, cross-cultural undergraduate education initiatives—including WPI’s Great Problems Seminar, Interactive Qualifying Project and Global Projects Program.