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Dylan Gauthier, Research Fellow: Digital Media

Dylan Gauthier, Research Fellow: Digital Media

Dylan Gauthier joined the Institute as Media Coordinator and Webmaster, building the CISC website and facilitating digital media production and development, since late 2010, and currently works with the Institute as a Fellow in Digital Media.  Dylan is a media artist, designer and educator and has worked as a media consultant,...

 
Richard Reiss, Institute Fellow

Richard Reiss, Institute Fellow

Richard Reiss is a research fellow in communications, and is the co-founder and editor of City Atlas, the Institute’s partnership for public communications about the future of New York City. City Atlas launched with a Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation Fund award in October, 2011. Over 100 interns from schools...

 
John Waldman, Ph.D., Institute Fellow

John Waldman, Ph.D., Institute Fellow

Dr. Waldman is the leading researcher on the City by the Coast Core Program Area. He is professor of biology at Queens College, City University of New York. Prior to this appointment in 2004, he was employed for 20 years by the Hudson River Foundation for Science and Environmental Research. He received his Ph.D. in 1986...

 
Simon Gruber, Institute Fellow

Simon Gruber, Institute Fellow

Simon Gruber is an environmental planning and communications consultant specializing in water resources planning and protection, energy efficiency, high performance building and site design, and sustainable infrastructure. Since 1986 he’s worked with local and county government, non-profit organizations, and businesses...

 
Douglas Price, Program Manager

Douglas Price, Program Manager

Douglas Price joined the Institute as Program Manager in 2014. He focuses on program development, fundraising and grant writing, and serves as project manager to CISC research projects. Douglas is also engaged in CISC research projects related to material and energy flows in the New York City metropolitan region, with particular...

 

Partners and Afiliates

In our research and events, CISC has partnered with and featured a broad range of groups and organizations. Partners Afiliates   Regional Plan Association Bronx River Alliance New York City Department of City Planning New York Restoration Project Friends of Riverbank State Park Friends of The High Line Greenway Hudson...

 
William Solecki, Ph.D., Institute Fellow

William Solecki, Ph.D., Institute Fellow

Dr. William Solecki is professor in the Department of Geography at Hunter College – CUNY. His research interests include urban environmental change, and climate impacts and adaptation. He has served on several U.S. National Research Council committees including the Special Committee on Problems in the Environment (SCOPE). ...

 

CISC and Theodore Kheel

The CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities was created out of the vision and financial support of Theodore Kheel, prominent labor negotiator, lawyer, and environmentalist. Forged as part of a strategic alliance between Kheel’s environmental organizations Earthpledge and Nurture Nature Foundation and the City University...

 
Allan Frei, Ph.D., Deputy Director

Allan Frei, Ph.D., Deputy Director

Dr. Frei, the Deputy Director of CISC, is an associate professor in the Geography Department at Hunter College, CUNY. After receiving his Ph.D. from Department of Geography at Rutgers University in 1997, he spent four years at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), which is part of the Cooperative Institute for...

 
Peter Marcotullio, Ph.D.

Peter Marcotullio, Ph.D.

Peter Marcotullio is Professor of Geography at Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY). His research interests include urban sustainable development, urban environmental transition theory, globalization and cities, urban and regional environmental planning and the relationship between urbanization and environment...

 
Laxmi Ramasubramanian, Ph.D., AICP, Deputy Director & Director, Urban Sustainability Extension Service

Laxmi Ramasubramanian, Ph.D., AICP, Deputy Director & Director, Urban Sustainability Extension Service

An architect by training, Laxmi holds a Master in City Planning degree from MIT (1991) and a PhD in Architecture from UW-Milwaukee (1998).  After completing post-doctoral research positions in Australia and New Zealand, she returned to the United States to direct the Urban Data Visualization Lab at UI-Chicago (2002–2004)...

 
Justin Garson, PhD, Institute Director

Justin Garson, PhD, Institute Director

Justin Garson received his PhD in Philosophy and the Program in the History and Philosophy of Science at The University of Texas at Austin in 2006. His areas of specialization are the Philosophy of Biology, with an emphasis on neuroscience and psychiatry; and Environmental Philosophy. His research has been on the relationship...

 

Who We Are

Michael Brady, Research Assistant Mr. Brady graduated from Hunter College in 2009 with a BA in Geography. He joined the Institute in 2008 as a research assistant to the CUNY-wide Sustainability Curriculum Assessment and Recommendation Project. His work has since focused on researching climate protection levels and...

 

Contact us

Contact The Institute for Sustainable CitiesCity University of New York Hunter College695 Park AvenueHunter East Building, Suite 1215New York, NY 10065 T: (212) 650 – 3456 Outreach CoordinatorCarina Molnar email: cmolnar@hunter.cuny.edu

 

Our Philosophy

Our MissionThe CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities (CISC) works to realize cities as part of the solution to global sustainability challenges. By merging the science of sustainability with innovative public programming, we examine opportunities available to cities—and their residents—for proactive responses to on-going...

 
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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