Op-Ed Contributors

From Sea to Tap: Can the Oceans Solve Water Scarcity?

From Sea to Tap: Can the Oceans Solve Water Scarcity?

By John Lienhard — The Mark News — Freshwater is a limited but essential resource. Our renewable supply is rain and snow that falls over land. When these are abundant, our needs are met. But when conditions are dry, when drought comes, when populations grow, we struggle. Salt water, in […]

The City As Culture

The City As Culture

By Tom Kvan — The Mark News— Urban sustainability is more than about consuming fewer resources. Today, resilience is borne of cultural vibrancy and development. When I arrive in a new city, I go out for a walk, both to see the city and combat jet lag. In some places, I walk […]

Cybersecurity: The New Normal

Cybersecurity: The New Normal

By Nazli Choucri – The Mark News — As vast as cyberspace is, so too are the threats, exploits and damages that seem to multiply by the day through this network of computer interconnections around the globe — elements that are shaping a new normal which is not yet fully […]

Shockproof: Rethinking Earthquake Resiliency

Shockproof: Rethinking Earthquake Resiliency

By Kris Hartley — The Mark News — Western know-how can help developing nations withstand and recover from earthquakes. But to be most effective, there has to be an understanding about the facts on the ground: Modern building standards can help, but indigenous knowledge of local geography, traditional building methods and […]