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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...

 
Bella Gaia – Beautiful Earth

Bella Gaia – Beautiful Earth

The Earth Engineering Center at Columbia University will be hosting “Bella Gaia – Beautiful Earth”, a performance with panel discussion presented by Kenji Williams, on Friday, October 6, 2017, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM in the Davis Auditorium. Bella Gaia tells a cosmic story, exploring both human and natural...

 
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...

 
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...

 
William Solecki coauthors Nature article on growth and resilience of small and mid-sized cities

William Solecki coauthors Nature article on growth and resilience of small and mid-sized cities

Small and mid-size, not mega cities, are growing quickest and need protection against extreme events – says a new study Stuttgart, New York, Kampala, 28th September 2016 – 18 days before the UN conference on Cities (UN-Habitat III) a new study and an article in NATURE by an international team of researchers shows that...

 
The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF)

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF)

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) aims to empower undergraduate students, and all members of the Hunter community, to actively participate in the effort to advance sustainability on campus. Through a Grant Making Committee with a student majority, TGIF aims to fund innovative projects that reduce Hunter College’s negative...

 
The City Atlas

The City Atlas

City Atlas is a New Yorker’s comprehensive guide to events, ideas and actions that are positively impacting and forming our city’s future. We like to think of ourselves as a bottom-up sustainability plan for New York City that works best with your participation. The Atlas reflects the good work that individuals, organizations,...

 
About CISC

About CISC

More than 50% of the world’s population now lives in cities. And this number is only growing. How do we meet not only the basic needs of this new urban world, but actually surpass them, creating vibrant, sustainable and strong communities? Urban life is often thought of as devoid of the natural, but cities may hold the...

 
 
 
 

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