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Reopening The High Bridge: Celebration Planning Forum

Reopening The High Bridge: Celebration Planning Forum

Monday, March 30, 2015, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Please join NYC Parks, Partnerships for Parks, the Harlem River Working Group and The High Bridge Coalition at these community forums to review plans for celebrating the bridge’s reopening, and consider how your group could enhance those plans. Partner with us to make...

 
High Bridge: A New Beginning

High Bridge: A New Beginning

When/Where: Friday March 13 at 7pm – Hunter College West Building Room HW714 The High Bridge is slated to reopen as a walkway in summer 2015. Come hear Bryan Diffley, the Project Manager of the renovation, speak about NYC’s oldest standing bridge. An engineering treasure, the High Bridge was built in 1848 to bring...

 
Baruch Climate Change Seminar: “State of Adaptation in the US”

Baruch Climate Change Seminar: “State of Adaptation in the US”

with Adam Parris, Executive Director, Science and Resilience Center at Jamaica Bay, Brooklyn College, CUNY When: February 26, 2015, 12:30pm Where: Baruch – Newman Vertical Campus – Room 14-285 Light lunch will be served Adam is a physical scientist who has previously served as division chief for Climate Assessment...

 
Oceans of Trash: Tackling Marine Plastic Pollution

Oceans of Trash: Tackling Marine Plastic Pollution

Hunter College’s East Harlem Art Gallery and CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities Presents: Oceans of Trash: Tackling Marine Plastic Pollution A program in conjunction with the exhibition Washed Up: Transforming a Trashed Landscape, photos by Alejandro Durán. Saturday, January 31, 2015 2:30 – 5PM with reception to...

 
Sea Turtles on the 7 Train

Sea Turtles on the 7 Train

In 2001 the MTA retired its fleet of Redbird subway cars. It gave the trains to states on the Atlantic coast to serve as artificial reefs for fish. The program has been successful in supporting the web of undersea life and attracts game fish, which in turn draws sport fishermen and scuba divers to the reefs. New Jersey,...

 
Biomimicry + Urban Green Harbors Workshop

Biomimicry + Urban Green Harbors Workshop

Two years since Superstorm Sandy, the world is a different place. Everyone is talking about “resilient coastal cities”, but what does that really mean? What can we learn from inherently sustainable and resilient natural systems? And how can we apply nature’s adaptive strategies to our urban harbors? THE...

 
Bk Ecology Bike Tour – Saturday November 15 at 11 a.m. East New York

Bk Ecology Bike Tour – Saturday November 15 at 11 a.m. East New York

  Learn about Brooklyn’s environmental challenges and successes on NYC H20’s leisurely and informative bike ride along Jamaica Bay. Climate change, rising sea levels and intense storms like Hurricane Sandy have persuaded city planners of the value of marshland in storm water management. A century ago the...

 
enviroCar: Become a Citizen Scientist!

enviroCar: Become a Citizen Scientist!

Do you have an Android phone? Do you use a car on a regular basis? Become a Citizen Scientist! The CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities is partnering with CUNY’s Center for Advanced Research of Spatial Information (CARSI) to promote enviroCar. Developed by the 52°North R&D network, and the Institute for...

 
CISC Fellow John Waldman co-authors NYT Op-Ed: “Let the River Run Wild”

CISC Fellow John Waldman co-authors NYT Op-Ed: “Let the River Run Wild”

Published in the September 7th edition of the New York Times: “IF the Chesapeake Bay is America’s Estuary, then its largest tributary, the Susquehanna River, could arguably be called America’s River. But we certainly don’t treat it as a national treasure: This once magnificent watercourse, which runs through...

 
Fordham Conversations: The Sea Life and Comeback of NY Harbor

Fordham Conversations: The Sea Life and Comeback of NY Harbor

John Waldman talks about the challenges facing New York Harbor’s wildlife. New York Harbor has a long history that starts way back in the 1600s. It’s home to all kinds of species and wildlife, but throughout the 19th and 20th centuries the harbor was filled with trash and sewage sending the harbor on a downward...

 

The Moodna Creek Watershed Intermunicipal Presents Dinner With Special Guest John Waldman – Monday, June 30: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

John Waldman is the author of the new book, Running Silver: Restoring Atlantic Rivers and Their Great Fish Migrations.  Prior to being a professor of biology at Queens College, he worked for 20 years at the Hudson River Foundation.  His talk will explore the historic abundance of fisheries in the Hudson River Watershed,...

 

Postdoctoral Position in Climate Data Analysis Starting Fall, 2014 at the City University of New York Institute for Sustainable Cities

APPLICATION DEADLINE AUGUST 15, 2014 The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) manages a system of 19 interconnected reservoirs that supply drinking water to over 9 million consumers in New York City and surrounding areas. NYCDEP’s Climate Change Integrated Modeling Project (CCIMP) is an ongoing...

 

CISC Fellow John Waldman Featured on The Times’ Award-Winning Dot Earth Environmental Blog

Andrew C. Revkin of The New York Times’ award-winning Dot Earth environmental blog features CISC fellow John Waldman on a blog post titled On World Fish Migration Day, Recalling When America’s Rivers Ran Silver. The blog post contemplates both the significance of the first ever World Fish Migration Day, which...

 
CISC Fellow John Waldman Receives Positive Review for “Running Silver”

CISC Fellow John Waldman Receives Positive Review for “Running Silver”

CISC Fellow John Waldman recently released a book titled Running Silver, an ecological history of fish in East coast rivers, specifically, their rise and fall. The Nature Conservancy just released a glowing review of Professor Waldman’s book, which you can read here. Professor Waldman also wrote an op-ed piece for...

 
New Book on Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

New Book on Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

A new book on urbanization, biodiversity and ecosystem services was published this fall, 2013, by Springer. This is the first comprehensive cross scale examination of the complex relationships between these processes. The volume was commissioned by the United Nations Convention for Biological Diversity (CBD) and includes...

 
Rutgers-Newark SPAA Report: Sandy Recovery Aid for New Jersey $28.3 Short

Rutgers-Newark SPAA Report: Sandy Recovery Aid for New Jersey $28.3 Short

One year after Superstorm Sandy, towns in New Jersey still have over $28 billion in unmet recovery needs, according to a new report released by the Rutgers-Newark School of Public Affairs and Administration. The report has confirmed opinions that damage was much more widespread than previously understood, impacting more...

 

USES Partners with Sustainable South Bronx

The Urban Sustainability Extension Service in the South Bronx The Urban Sustainable Extension Service (USES) will work with Sustainable South Bronx to engage South Bronx residents around issues of community sustainability.  USES will implement a series of small-scale projects aimed at improving the pedestrian experience...

 
“Running Silver: Restoring Atlantic Rivers and Their Great Fish Migrations” Published by John Waldman

“Running Silver: Restoring Atlantic Rivers and Their Great Fish Migrations” Published by John Waldman

A note from John Waldman: “After six years of research and writing (and a lifetime of experiences and involvement with diadromous fishes!), I am happy to announce publication of Running Silver: Restoring Atlantic Rivers and Their Great Fish Migrations. The book is my attempt to re-inspire efforts to reverse a badly...

 
CISC USES director Laxmi Ramasubramanian selected as an ACE fellow at Portland State University

CISC USES director Laxmi Ramasubramanian selected as an ACE fellow at Portland State University

Prof. Ramasubramanian has been named an American Council on Education Fellow for the 2013-2014 year.   The ACE Fellows Program, established in 1965, is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing promising senior faculty and administrators for responsible...

 
“Quintessential Queens” Conference – October 4th at Queens College

“Quintessential Queens” Conference – October 4th at Queens College

Quintessential Queens will gather academics, government employees, college and high school students, and the public to learn about the place of Queens in the world, the nation, and the city. Lectures will cover the borough broadly, including the evolution of Queens and its defining events, its landscape and natural places,...

 
Report from the Resilient Cities 2013 Congress

Report from the Resilient Cities 2013 Congress

Resilient Cities 2013 took place in Bonn, Germany from 31 May to 2 June and focused on a number of key themes such as social aspects of adaptation, resilient building and construction and ecosystem based adaptation, to name a few. You can find the report and other materials here.

 

NYC Mayor’s Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) Announces Fall 2013 Internships

Hunter Students, especially those studying geology or engineering, are encouraged to apply for the following internships: About OER The NYC Mayor’s Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) implements the brownfield clean-up and redevelopment initiatives identified in PlaNYC: New York City’s comprehensive sustainability...

 

Fund for the Public Interest Summer Jobs

Fund for the Public Interest Summer Jobs Job Title: Canvasser, Field Manager, or Campaign Organizer Location: New York, New York Term: Summer 2013 Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM Campaign Description: In the Manhattan office we will be working with Environment NY on their campaign to ban Marcellus Shale gas drilling. Horizontal...

 
Climate Projections and Future Flood Risk Maps Inform “A Stronger, More Resilient New York”

Climate Projections and Future Flood Risk Maps Inform “A Stronger, More Resilient New York”

Supplementary Press Release for the New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC) Climate Risk Information Report The 2013 New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC) Climate Risk Information Report was released today in conjunction with the release of the Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Recovery Report during a...

 
Superstorm Sandy: Are We Ready for the Next One?  (May 29, 2013 at CUNY Graduate Center)

Superstorm Sandy: Are We Ready for the Next One? (May 29, 2013 at CUNY Graduate Center)

Experts from the City University of New York, public and nonprofit sectors, and city government discuss lessons learned from the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy. SESSION TOPICS: 1) Science, Climate, and Storm Prediction 2) New York City Natural Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response 3) Public Health &...

 
 
 
 

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