Sustainability

 
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...

 

CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities Statement of Commitments, Post-Election

The CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities (CISC) is committed to “the science of sustainability” as a tool for identifying opportunities available “to cities – and all their residents – for proactive responses” to environmental change including climate variability.  We stand with the tens of thousands of scientists...

 
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...

 
Daylighting Tibbetts Brook

Daylighting Tibbetts Brook

Friday, February 19, 2016, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM Room 714 West Building, Hunter College Featuring: Steve Duncan, Urban Explorer Marit Larson, Director of Wetlands and Riparian Restoration, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation Michael Miscione, Manhattan Borough Historian Join the CUNY Institute for Sustainable...

 
UCCRN Empowers Cities on the Frontline of Climate Change

UCCRN Empowers Cities on the Frontline of Climate Change

COP21, PARIS – The Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) released the Summary for City Leaders of the upcoming Second UCCRN Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities (ARC3.2) at the COP21 Climate Summit for Local Leaders. UCCRN is dedicated to providing the information that city leaders–from government,...

 
Bringing Back New York’s Oysters

Bringing Back New York’s Oysters

Friday, November 20, 2015, 7:00 – 9:00 PM Room 714 Hunter West Building The CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities is pleased to present “Bringing Back New York’s Oysters”, a presentation by Pete Malinowski, Director of the Billion Oyster Project, to discuss the Project’s efforts to rebuild...

 

“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. ...

 

JUG BAY WETLANDS SANCTUARY RESEARCH INTERSHIP

Summer 2015 May-August 2015 (12 weeks) Application Deadline: February 27th, 2015. Exact start and end time of internship will vary depending on research project and intern’s availability.Financial Support:The Friends of Jug Bay will provide a $4,000 stipend. Offsite housing is available at no cost. Application Requirements: 1.A...

 

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Internship

Summer 2015 Jon Description: SERC Internship The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, Maryland offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hand-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. The program enables students to work on specific...

 

NYC H2O Tour Guide Internship

Summer/Fall 2014 Job description: Tour guide NYC H2O is seeking guides to lead tours for school groups at historic reservoirs in NYC Parks, including the Central Park Reservoir, Ridgewood Reservoir in Brooklyn, the Jerome Park Reservoir in the Bronx, and Silver Lake in Staten Island. Tour guides receive a $1,000 stipend...

 
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...

 

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...

 

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Publications

Publications

CISC contributes to original research that is shaping important policy decisions on how the New York Metropolitan Region, the nation, and the world are assessing the threats of climate change.  Below are links to all publications that CISC staff, associated faculty, and fellows have published. New York State Climaid Report New...

 
 

Dr. Solecki will appear on Al Gore’s 24 Hours of Reality Project

CISC Director Dr. William Solecki is one of the featured speakers on The Climate Reality Project’s 24 Hours of Reality, produced by Al Gore.

 
 
 
 
 

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