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The Great Subway Race of 1967

The Great Subway Race of 1967

The Great Subway Race of 1967 Fifty years ago an M.I.T. computer whiz kid named Peter Samson and a group of his schoolmates attempted one of the most audacious stunts in the history of the New York City subway system. Samson programmed M.I.T.’s PDP-6 mainframe computer — about the size of a passenger elevator...

 
Is New York’s Future Sustainable?

Is New York’s Future Sustainable?

UPDATE:  There has been a change in the speaker lineup for the Gotham Center’s event on the future of sustainability in New York City.  Eric W. Sanderson of the Wildlife Conservation Society who recently spoke at an event hosted by the Institute will be speaking, as well as Denise Hoffman Brandt, Director of the...

 
Rising Urbanists: Green Infrastructure for the 22nd Century

Rising Urbanists: Green Infrastructure for the 22nd Century

A multi-disciplinary conference to imagine the potential for Green Infrastructure to act as a catalyst in driving urban design into the 22nd century. The CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities joins the City College of New York Student Chapter of the America Society of Landscape Architects to invite students and professionals...

 

STEM Night: Conservation and Energy

April 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm FREE for high school and college students! Do you have a passion for helping the environment? Join us for STEM Night: Conservation and Energy at the New York Hall of Science to explore the wide range of opportunities in conservation, energy and environmental science. Hear from guest speakers,...

 
Yale Alumni Public Health Initiative Presents: Health and Climate Change

Yale Alumni Public Health Initiative Presents: Health and Climate Change

Interested in environmental health and climate change? In this seminar featuring Institute of Sustainable Cities Fellow and City Atlas Co-Founder Richard Reiss we will explore the interplay of global health and the environment, in particular the significant impact of climate change on health outcomes. Further, we will...

 
“The Well-Tempered City” book-signing and discussion with Jonathan Rose

“The Well-Tempered City” book-signing and discussion with Jonathan Rose

Jonathan Rose will speak about his book, “The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life,” with discussion with the audience and a book-signing event following his talk.  Please join us for this free event at 5 pm on Thursday, March...

 
Creating Sustainable Cities: Pathways to Action

Creating Sustainable Cities: Pathways to Action

Creating Sustainable Cities: Pathways to Action, a half-day conference focusing on the science of urban sustainability for high school and college students. CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, in collaboration with the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute and Duro UAS, will be hosting Creating Sustainable Cities: Pathways...

 
A Historical Perspective on Water in New York City with Focus on Jamaica Bay

A Historical Perspective on Water in New York City with Focus on Jamaica Bay

E.E. Cummings once wrote, sitting near the long-since forgotten edge of Minetta Water in Greenwich Village, …For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), it’s always our self we find in the sea.” In this talk, Dr. Eric W. Sanderson of the Wildlife Conservation Society will attempt to find the part of the...

 

The Ethical and Ecological Dynamics of Indigenous Resilience Planning

THE ETHICAL AND ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS OF INDIGENOUS RESILIENCE PLANNING October 21st, 6:30-8:30pm, CUNY Graduate Center, Room C198 (Basement) “RENEWING RELATIVES: INDIGENOUS RESILIENCE PLANNING” -Kyle Pows Whyte, (Philosophy, Timnick Chair in the Humanities; Michigan State University) INDIGENOUS ECOLOGICAL PATTERNS OF...

 

“Just Bike It” TGIF Session on Biking at Hunter College

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) at Hunter College will be holding a biking event at Poses Park this Thursday, Oct. 8, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm to promote the new bike racks and tire pump funded through a TGIF grant. The event will have a bike repair demonstration from a local bike shop, a presentation on safe biking from NYC...

 

Green Infrastructure & Urban Revitalization: Linking Smart Growth, Resilience and Watershed Restoration

April 22, 2015   9:15 am – 4:30 pm SUNY Orange – Kaplan Hall Great Room, Newburgh, NY This workshop will focus on diverse initiatives for incorporating green infrastructure in planning, education, watershed restoration, smart growth and resilience initiatives for small cities and other community centers in the region. ...

 

Drinking Quality Water

When: Friday April 10, 2015, 7:00pm  Where: Hunter College Room 714 (West Building) It can be argued that using chlorine in drinking water created the biggest improvement in public health in modern history. Typhoid fever was not eradicated in the U.S. until the widespread use of water disinfection was realized. Michael...

 
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 &...

 
“Still the Same Hawk: Reflections on Nature and New York,” – John Waldman, Professor of Biology @ the New York Public Library Midtown Branch (May 20, 2013)

“Still the Same Hawk: Reflections on Nature and New York,” – John Waldman, Professor of Biology @ the New York Public Library Midtown Branch (May 20, 2013)

What: This visual presentation brings into conversation diverse and intriguing perspectives on the relationship between nature and America’s most prominent city.  The author intermingles elements of natural history, urban ecology, and environmental politics, providing fresh insights into nature and the urban...

 
Hurricane Sandy and Beyond: Engineering, Ecology, and Policy Pathways in an Era of Climate Change

Hurricane Sandy and Beyond: Engineering, Ecology, and Policy Pathways in an Era of Climate Change

About: The immediate impact and aftermath of Hurricane Sandy has raised questions about how we can reduce our vulnerability to future storms as well as enhance our adaptation to climate change. The immediate discussion of rebuilding makes clear that there are issues of scientific uncertainty, engineering, planning...

 
High Performance Multifamily Buildings: The Future of New York City

High Performance Multifamily Buildings: The Future of New York City

SATURDAY DECEMBER 1, 2012 AT CUNY HUNTER COLLEGE About the Event: The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) and its NYC Chapter, GreenHomeNYC, have assembled a slate of local experts and owners to help those involved with multifamily buildings in New York City get a leg up the new requirements and learn the...

 
Terra Nova: The New World after Oil, Cars and Suburbs, with Eric Sanderson, Owen Gutfreund and William Solecki

Terra Nova: The New World after Oil, Cars and Suburbs, with Eric Sanderson, Owen Gutfreund and William Solecki

  A discussion of Eric Sanderson’s Terra Nova: The New World after Oil, Cars and Suburbs co-sponsored with The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College Tuesday, November 20, 2012 Reception 5:30 PM Program 6:00 PM The next administration will face great challenges in addressing continued global...

 
Newsweek: How Green is the Big Apple?

Newsweek: How Green is the Big Apple?

The backstory of the October 4, 2010 edition of Newsweek highlights findings from original research co-written by CISC and Evan Mason (the founder of Sustainable Yards, a project of Landmark West).  Lesley Patrick, Program Manger at the Institute, and researchers Jennifer Cox, Kristen Grady, and Kate Ervin, worked with...

 

Hydroponics and The City: New Food for a New Age

Creating sustainable local food systems might mean changing how we grow food. Learn how some New Yorkers are growing local food with local resources. Come see The Science Barge–the only fully-functioning demonstration of renewable energy supporting sustainable hydroponic agriculture in NY–and all its green...

 

Turning the Tide: New York’s Waterfront in Transition

The Turning the Tide: New York’s Waterfront in Transition event series has come to a close.  CISC would like to thank all those who helped make this such an amazing series; the speakers, the hosts, and of course all those great citizens who attended the events. If you missed any of the events, frett not!  You can...

 

In The Wake of The Half Moon

In recognition of the quadricentennial of Henry Hudson’s 1609 voyage up the Hudson River, an all day conference was held that examined New York City as a landmark case history in environmental sustainability. Thank you to all who attended, supported, and volunteered. Check out images, presentations, and podcasts from...

 

Governors Island Summer 2009

The CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities was proud to present the 4th annual Governors Island Science, Art Exhibition and Lecture Series: Sustainable Living for Sustainable Cities. The program was seeking to engage the public by approaching sustainability in the city from all lenses, drawing lectures from the public, private...

 

Artist Statements

A number of wonderful artists have contributed work to this years Governors Island Art Exhibition. Their work is on display every weekend at Pershing Hall on Governors Island along with the Speaker Series, open every Saturday from June 27 through September 5 (except July 4th). Julie Ashcraft Human-powered Computer, 2009...

 

2009 Art for Sustainability Contest

Summer 2009 The CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities (CISC) is proud to present our Second Annual Governors Island Art for Sustainability Contest, marking our 4th Annual Science Exhibition and Lecture Series on Governors Island, featuring CUNY art in various mediums. Our “Sustainable Living for Sustainable Cities”...

 

2009 Sustainability Research Poster Contest

The CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities (CISC) presents the 2009 Governors Island Research Poster Contest. This summer marks our 4th Annual Science Exhibition and Lecture Series on Governors Island. Our “Sustainable Living for Sustainable Cities” programming this summer focuses on sustainability as it relates to...

 
 
 
 

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