Creating Sustainable Cities: Pathways to Action
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 1:00 to 5:00 PM in the Hunter College cafeteria on the 3rd floor of the West Building. The conference will provide a unique platform for students, organizations, and employers to meet and learn about exciting opportunities in fields related to urban sustainability.
Topics will include local ecosystem restoration and resilience, urban transportation, tools for urban sustainability, avenues of community involvement, and the rise of citizen science. The goal of the event is to introduce high school and college students to the concept of urban sustainability and create awareness for opportunities to get engaged.
Conference participants will include representatives from:
- CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities (CUNY Hunter College)
- Women’s Environment and Development Organization
- Billion Oyster Project
- Regional Plan Association
- NOAA-CREST (CUNY City College)
- Science and Resiliency Institute at Jamaica Bay (CUNY Brooklyn College)
- City Atlas
- Mechanical Gardens Bike Coop
- Duro UAS
About our conference collaborators:
Bella Abzug Leadership Institute: BALI utilizes the signature leadership skills of the late New York Congresswoman Bella S. Abzug (1920-1998) to mentor and train middle and high school girls and college age women in the development of confidence and the critical skills needed to become effective, dynamic and visionary 21st century leaders as well as active and creative participants in civic, political, corporate and community life.
Duro UAS: Duro builds unmanned autonomous systems for environmental research and sustainable development applications, i.e. eco-drones. Duro’s mission is to create sustainable cities through better data collection.
If you are interested in the free event you can RSVP through the conference Eventbrite page.