• Growing Green Cities Growing Green Cities:  Urban Forests & Green Infrastructure for Health, Resilience & Sustainability Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center 9:15 am – 4:45 pm Growing Green Cities is the first full-day conference being presented as part of a new regional planning, outreach, and demonstration project on the diverse array of benefits that trees and ...
  • Drawing Water: Artist Talk and Workshop with Stacy Levy Drawing Water: Artist Talk and Workshop with Stacy Levy Spend a visually engaging evening with Stacy Levy at a lecture on water, art, and ecology. Levy is an internationally known artist who specializes in creating artful, site-specific interventions and engagements with water ecology. This event will explore Levy’s collaborations with urban nature that meld art, engineering ...
  • 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 — to ...
  • 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 Graduate ...
  • 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 from design, planning, engineering, and environmental ...
  • 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, engage in ...
  • NYC Organics Collection Outreach Associate position The NYC Compost Project works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to produce and use compost locally. The project is funded and managed by the NYC Department of Sanitation’s Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability. Learn more at nyc.gov/compostproject. The NYC Organics Collection Outreach Associate is ...
  • “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 16 at SUNY-Orange in ...
  • 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 to Action, a half-day conference on Friday, March 10, 2017, from ...
  • 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 ...

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