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Climate Change, Energy Solutions, and Cities

The 20th century saw the average temperature in the New York metropolitan region increase by 2 degrees Fahrenheit . The Arctic ice cap shrank at a rate that alarms most experts in the field and scientific models indicate that this warming trend will continue in the 21st century. Even small changes in climate can alter...

 
Consumption Cities

Consumption Cities

Today, more than half of the world’s 6 billion inhabitants live in cities. And this number is only growing. By 2050, 80% of the world’s population will reside in urban centers. This is the first time in history that the majority of people on the planet are living in cities. What does this mean for the future of our...

 
Cities by the Coast

Cities by the Coast

Even native New Yorkers sometimes need to be reminded that our city really is a city of water. With the Hudson River, Long Island Sound, and the New York Bight bathing our four island boroughs and one peninsular borough, we are an urban archipelago.  All of these highly urbanized waters have a long history of misuse, followed...

 

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Climate Change, Energy Solutions, and Cities

The 20th century saw the average temperature in the New York metropolitan region increase by 2 degrees Fahrenheit . The Arctic ice cap shrank at a rate that alarms most experts in the field and scientific models indicate that this warming trend will continue in the 21st century. Even small changes in climate can alter...

 
Consumption Cities

Consumption Cities

Today, more than half of the world’s 6 billion inhabitants live in cities. And this number is only growing. By 2050, 80% of the world’s population will reside in urban centers. This is the first time in history that the majority of people on the planet are living in cities. What does this mean for the future of our...

 
Cities by the Coast

Cities by the Coast

Even native New Yorkers sometimes need to be reminded that our city really is a city of water. With the Hudson River, Long Island Sound, and the New York Bight bathing our four island boroughs and one peninsular borough, we are an urban archipelago.  All of these highly urbanized waters have a long history of misuse, followed...

 

Sustainability at CUNY

Serving more than half a million students, with 23 campuses and over 35,000 faculty and staff, the City University of New York is the largest public, urban university system in the United States. With a strong tradition of graduating the workforce of New York City, the University plays a vital role in educating for sustainability....

 

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About The CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities

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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