Fall 2011

Will you be my neighbor?

In his new book, The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time (Little, Brown & Company, 2011), David Sloan Wilson, distinguished professor of biological sciences, contends that evolution is not just about DNA, but about PTA — that evolution is both in our genes and in our involvement in our schools and communities. His book tells the story of the Binghamton Neighborhood Project, a collaboration between Binghamton faculty and community members putting evolutionary theories to work for the improvement of the city.