• 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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