About Us


Creatures and Machines is JB Hardy and JL Bollinger, who write about emerging issues in urban sustainability, resilience planning, conservation efforts and agricultural innovation. The pair met while collaborating on a biodigester/rainwater harvesting project in Mexico City.

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JB Hardy is a photographer, landscape designer, and fiber artist. She has a BA in Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures from Barnard College, where she wrote her thesis on Kyoto machiya. She has an MS in Landscape Design and an MS in Sustainability Management from Columbia University.

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JL Bollinger consults on projects covering urban resiliency, smallholder agricultural and global health. She received her BA from Tufts University in International Relations and Spanish, with a concentration on Europe and the former Soviet Union, and her MS in Sustainability Management from Columbia University.

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