• 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 who have generated the consensus that the Earth’s ...
  • 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 soul of New York ...
  • What Would It Mean to Understand Climate Change? November 29 at Columbia University “What would it Mean to Understand Climate Change?” will be held on November 29th from 3:30PM – 5:30PM on the 2nd floor of the Heyman Center for the Humanities (see http://heymancenter.org/visit/ for directions). During this seminar, leading scholars from the fields of climate science (Isaac Held, NOAA/Princeton), philosophy (Philip Kitcher, Columbia), and science journalism (Jonathan ...
  • 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 fast-growing small ...
  • 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 Cities and NYC H2O as we celebrate Alligators in the Sewer Day with a special presentation. Tibbetts ...
  • 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, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and the ...
  • 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 the oyster reefs that once populated New York Harbor. “Oysters were once ...
  • The Ethical and Ecological Dynamics of Indigenous Resilience Planning THE ETHICAL AND ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS OF INDIGENOUS RESILIENCE PLANNING October 21st, 6:30-8:30pm, CUNY Graduate Center, Room C198 (Basement) “RENEWING RELATIVES: INDIGENOUS RESILIENCE PLANNING” -Kyle Pows Whyte, (Philosophy, Timnick Chair in the Humanities; Michigan State University) INDIGENOUS ECOLOGICAL PATTERNS OF LANDSCAPE RESILIENCE IN THE NEW YORK CITY REGION: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE VISIONMAKING -Eric Sanderson (Wildlife Conservation Society; www.visionmaker.us/nyc) *Sponsored by the ...
  • “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 ...
  • 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.  Presentations will describe case studies of completed and planned ...

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