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Growing Green Cities 2017

Growing Green Cities 2017

Growing Green Cities:  Urban Forests & Green Infrastructure for Health, Resilience & Sustainability Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center9:15 am – 4:45 pm Video of this past event can be found at this Vimeo page. Presentations from this past event can be downloaded...

 
Growing Green Cities

Growing Green Cities

Back to the Garden: Nature’s Role in Human Health, Child Development & Resilience A one-day conference at Black Rock Forest Lodge, Cornwall,  New York Friday, May 3, 2019 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Space is limited — Register Here. Please join us for a one-day conference about the critical and diverse ways that parks,...

 
Dr. Andrew Reinmann Awarded Hudson River Estuary Program Grant to Study Urban Forest of Westchester County

Dr. Andrew Reinmann Awarded Hudson River Estuary Program Grant to Study Urban Forest of Westchester County

Dr. Andrew Reinmann, an Institute for Sustainable Cities affiliated researcher, has been awarded a grant from the Hudson River Estuary Program for the project titled “Westchester County Forest Inventory: Mapping and Ecosystem Services Assessment” that will study the extent, density, and change over time of forested...

 
Dr. Peter Marcotullio Awarded ASRC Seed Grant for Study of Heat Vulnerability in NYC

Dr. Peter Marcotullio Awarded ASRC Seed Grant for Study of Heat Vulnerability in NYC

Dr. Peter Marcotullio, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Cities at Hunter College, and Professor of Geography, was awarded a seed grant from the CUNY Advanced Science and Research Center for a study of the role of urban forests in mitigating heat vulnerability in New York City. The project, titled “Estimating...

 
Beautiful Earth presents Bella Gaia at Unity Earth: Liftoff

Beautiful Earth presents Bella Gaia at Unity Earth: Liftoff

Beautiful Earth presents Bella Gaia at Unity Earth: Liftoff Saturday, February 2, 2019 About The Event UNITY EARTH: LIFT OFF is a multigenerational, intercultural, interactive concert in celebration of UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, taking place on February 2, 2019 at the historic United Palace in New York City. This...

 
Research workshop in Beijing on cities, energy use, and greenhouse gas emissions

Research workshop in Beijing on cities, energy use, and greenhouse gas emissions

Research workshop in Beijing on cities, energy use, and greenhouse gas emissions On November 15 and 16, 2018 Professor Peter Marcotullio, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Cities at Hunter College, and George Golub, MA Geography candidate, participated in a research workshop in Beijing, China for the project Tracking...

 
New York City’s Water System: A Talk by Adam Bosch

New York City’s Water System: A Talk by Adam Bosch

New York City’s Water System: A Talk by Adam Bosch Friday, November 9, 2018 at 7:00 PM Hunter College, West Building, Room HW615 This page describes a past event hosted by the Institute for Sustainable Cities and co-organized by NYC H2O.  You can find more information about the event, including Adam Bosch’s...

 
Reduce, Reuse, Rethink: The Future of Waste in New York City

Reduce, Reuse, Rethink: The Future of Waste in New York City

Reduce, Reuse, Rethink: The Future of Waste in New York City Thursday, June 21 at 6:30 PM at the Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue) The Museum of the City of New York (MCNY), as part of its ongoing program New York’s Future in a Changing Climate, will present a panel discussion on the future of waste...

 
Green Infrastructure in the Delaware River Watershed

Green Infrastructure in the Delaware River Watershed

New York League of Conservation Voters Forum: Green Infrastructure in the Delaware River Watershed Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 10:00am Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, 479 Broadway, Monticello, NY 12701 This policy forum will focus on the economic, social, and environmental benefits of green infrastructure (GI) as...

 
The Sociology of Horseshoe Crabs and the Humans Who Use Them

The Sociology of Horseshoe Crabs and the Humans Who Use Them

The Sociology of Horseshoe Crabs and the Humans Who Use Them Friday, May 11, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 PM Hunter College West Building, Room HW615 Dr. Lisa Jean Moore of SUNY Purchase, author of Catch & Release, explores the interspecies relationships between humans and horseshoe crabs – our multiple sites of entanglement...

 
Feeding the Apple: New York’s Future Food Supply

Feeding the Apple: New York’s Future Food Supply

“Feeding the Apple: New York’s Future Food Supply” Wednesday, April 18 at 6:30 pm at the Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue) The Museum of the City of New York (MCNY), as part of its ongoing program New York’s Future in a Changing Climate, will present a panel discussion on the future of the...

 
Flying Less

Flying Less

Flying Less: Innovations in Global Low-Carbon Academic Conferencing with a Human Touch A brown bag lecture by Parke Wilde, Tufts University. Friday, March 16, 2018, at noon (12:00 PM) Room 1216 East Building, Hunter College, A burst of new experimentation may soon transform long-distance academic conferencing technologies....

 
Liquid Assets: New York’s Watersheds & Waterways

Liquid Assets: New York’s Watersheds & Waterways

Liquid Assets: New York’s Watersheds & Waterways Thursday, February 22 at 6:30 pm at the Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue) The Museum of the City of New York (MCNY), as part of its ongoing program New York’s Future in a Changing Climate, will present a panel discussion on the city’s...

 
Conscious Consumerism

Conscious Consumerism

Conscious Consumerism: Current Landscape for Business and Individuals Sustainability Practice Network – Bard MBA in Sustainabiltiy We can all do our part in sharing existing resources and limiting new purchases, but the reality is that we are all still consumers. When we need to buy something, we can make an effort...

 
Greening the Grid

Greening the Grid

Greening the Grid: New York’s Energy Future Tuesday, December 5 at 6:30 pm at the Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue) The Museum of the City of New York (MCNY), as part of its ongoing program New York’s Future in a Changing Climate, will present a panel discussion on the city’s future energy...

 
New York City’s Streams – A Lecture by Eric Sanderson

New York City’s Streams – A Lecture by Eric Sanderson

New York City’s Streams – A Lecture by Eric Sanderson As beautiful as New York can be at times, the big buildings are as nothing compared to the humble artistry of a free-flowing stream running down to the sea. In this presentation, Dr. Eric Sanderson of the Welikia Project at the Wildlife Conservation Society...

 
City of Rising Waters

City of Rising Waters

City of Rising Waters: A Symposium Sunday, October 22, 2017, 2:00 PM The Museum of the City of New York will be hosting a symposium to mark the five year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, a watershed moment for New Yorkers’ awareness of the devastating impacts of climate change.  This afternoon program will examine...

 
Kate Troll, “The Great Unconformity: Reflections on Hope in an Imperiled World”

Kate Troll, “The Great Unconformity: Reflections on Hope in an Imperiled World”

Come join us October 12th to hear Alaskan Kate Troll share her stories and insights in dealing with being green in a bright red state. Most importantly Kate’s talk will focus on climate change and her “10 Points of Hope for Progress on Climate Change.” In her new book, The Great Unconformity: Reflections...

 
Drawing Water: Artist Talk and Workshop with Stacy Levy

Drawing Water: Artist Talk and Workshop with Stacy Levy

Drawing Water: Artist Talk and Workshop with Stacy Levy Spend a visually engaging evening with Stacy Levy at a lecture on water, art, and ecology. Levy is an internationally known artist who specializes in creating artful, site-specific interventions and engagements with water ecology. This event will explore Levy’s...

 
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...

 
 
 
 

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