• C40 Launches City Climate Change Hazard Taxonomy for Public Comment Today, at the UNISDR World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, C40 officially launched for public comment the City Climate Hazard Taxonomy, a structured description of the key climate hazards that cities are facing. The Taxonomy was developed by C40 and ARUP with funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies. Cities are key actors in building climate resilience because they are on ...
  • Reopening The High Bridge: Celebration Planning Forum Monday, March 30, 2015, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Please join NYC Parks, Partnerships for Parks, the Harlem River Working Group and The High Bridge Coalition at these community forums to review plans for celebrating the bridge’s reopening, and consider how your group could enhance those plans. Partner with us to make The High Bridge’s reopening a monumental event and ensure that ...
  • High Bridge: A New Beginning When/Where: Friday March 13 at 7pm – Hunter College West Building Room HW714 The High Bridge is slated to reopen as a walkway in summer 2015. Come hear Bryan Diffley, the Project Manager of the renovation, speak about NYC’s oldest standing bridge. An engineering treasure, the High Bridge was built in 1848 to bring water from the Bronx ...
  • Baruch Climate Change Seminar: “State of Adaptation in the US” with Adam Parris, Executive Director, Science and Resilience Center at Jamaica Bay, Brooklyn College, CUNY When: February 26, 2015, 12:30pm Where: Baruch – Newman Vertical Campus – Room 14-285 Light lunch will be served Adam is a physical scientist who has previously served as division chief for Climate Assessment and Services and program manager for the Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) at ...
  • Oceans of Trash: Tackling Marine Plastic Pollution Hunter College’s East Harlem Art Gallery and CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities Presents: Oceans of Trash: Tackling Marine Plastic Pollution A program in conjunction with the exhibition Washed Up: Transforming a Trashed Landscape, photos by Alejandro Durán. Saturday, January 31, 2015 2:30 – 5PM with reception to follow Hunter College’s Silberman School of Social Work Auditorium 2180 Third Ave at 119th Street New York, ...
  • Sea Turtles on the 7 Train In 2001 the MTA retired its fleet of Redbird subway cars. It gave the trains to states on the Atlantic coast to serve as artificial reefs for fish. The program has been successful in supporting the web of undersea life and attracts game fish, which in turn draws sport fishermen and scuba divers to the ...
  • Biomimicry + Urban Green Harbors Workshop Two years since Superstorm Sandy, the world is a different place. Everyone is talking about “resilient coastal cities”, but what does that really mean? What can we learn from inherently sustainable and resilient natural systems? And how can we apply nature’s adaptive strategies to our urban harbors? THE CHALLENGE  How would nature design resilient breakwaters, supporting human and ecological services ...
  • Bk Ecology Bike Tour – Saturday November 15 at 11 a.m. East New York   Learn about Brooklyn’s environmental challenges and successes on NYC H20’s leisurely and informative bike ride along Jamaica Bay. Climate change, rising sea levels and intense storms like Hurricane Sandy have persuaded city planners of the value of marshland in storm water management. A century ago the neighborhoods Sandy flooded were wetlands. All 14 of NYC’s sewage plants ...
  • enviroCar: Become a Citizen Scientist! Do you have an Android phone? Do you use a car on a regular basis? Become a Citizen Scientist! The CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities is partnering with CUNY’s Center for Advanced Research of Spatial Information (CARSI) to promote enviroCar. Developed by the 52°North R&D network, and the Institute for Geoinformatics at Münster University, enviroCar is an open platform to collect and analyze moving vehicle data. ...
  • CISC Fellow John Waldman co-authors NYT Op-Ed: “Let the River Run Wild” Published in the September 7th edition of the New York Times: “IF the Chesapeake Bay is America’s Estuary, then its largest tributary, the Susquehanna River, could arguably be called America’s River. But we certainly don’t treat it as a national treasure: This once magnificent watercourse, which runs through New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland toward the coast, is ...

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