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Bees and honey buzz New York City
September 11, 2014
Bees are actually incredibly productive here in New York City.
Food policy for breakfast
September 9, 2014
Food security and public health are at the heart of the issue of climate change. Johanna Goetzel reports on a recent talk on the subject held at the CUNY Graduate Center.
People’s Climate March leads with a film
September 5, 2014
On September 21st in New York City, individuals and groups from across American society will be coming together to march, to make a collective statement that the climate crisis cannot be ignored any longer. The People’s Climate March aims to be the largest climate demonstration in history, and it comes at a pivotal time — the weekend before President Obama visits New […]
The surprising importance of two degrees
September 2, 2014
Many scientists and governments, including those at the Copenhagen climate conference in 2009, have decided on 2° C as a desired limit for the total amount of change. It’s easy to wonder: how could such a small change in temperature cause such large environmental changes?
CliMates trains student climate negotiators in
August 29, 2014
Born out of exasperation at the slow pace of international progress on climate change, the French-based group CliMates provides participation and training to young people who want to help push forward for solutions. This Friday, August 29th concluded the Second CliMates International Summit, hosted at Columbia University. Organized by volunteers and peer leaders, this gathering of students […]
Keeping Citi Bike(r )s alive
August 20, 2014
While the excellent safety record has been a major success for the Citi Bike program, its economics are less encouraging.
Dust and people, past and future
August 18, 2014
For a thoughtful, creative person coming of age in a time of daunting ecological challenge, how does one make sense of the present moment? One answer to that question can be found at Theatre 80 St. Marks next Saturday, for the final performance of a new musical, with a book written by Abigail Carney, the summer editor of City […]
Spontaneous Interventions’ exhibit of little changes that matter
August 15, 2014
On the evening of July 24th, I took the ferry to Governor’s Island for an event hosted by Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions For The Common Good. After the ferry crossed New York Harbor, the other guests and I landed on the hilly, meadow-covered island and walked along a path guided by chalk arrows. The arrows led to Colonel’s Row, a walk on the […]
Our Climate Projected: an artistic conversation on climate change
August 12, 2014
Jessie Reilly's participatory project Our Climate Projected is one way you can help spread the word about the UN Climate Summit and march.
City Atlas Roundup — Events August 11th-August 17th
August 11, 2014
Check out these great sustainable events rounded up for you by City Atlas! Click on date for full event listings for that day. For more events through out the coming weeks check out the City Atlas events calendar! If you would like to submit an event click here. MONDAY AUGUST 11 SUSTAINABILITY, PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS […]
Studying urban resilience at Jamaica Bay
August 6, 2014
The meeting place of the new Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay used to be an airport. That the former Floyd Bennett Field now hosts information about the surrounding parkland and wildlife perhaps hints at the kind of flexible ‘resilience’ for which the institute aims. Resilience is not necessarily about preserving a landscape as it is today, in a fixed form, forever. It’s about […]
City Atlas Roundup — Events August 4th-August 10th
August 4, 2014
Check out these great sustainable events rounded up for you by City Atlas! Click on date for full event listings for that day. For more events through out the coming weeks check out the City Atlas events calendar! If you would like to submit an event click here. MONDAY AUGUST 4 FARM SCHOOL NYC BENEFIT 7:00PM […]
A local guide to FringeNYC
July 29, 2014
With shows from over 200 companies appearing at FringeNYC, the program guide may feel intimidating. Here, we suggest a few shows that are relevant to what we care about at City Atlas: New York and its future.
gets a U: architecture + culture = resilience
July 28, 2014
City Atlas spoke with one of the designers of the Big U about the design philosophy behind the Big U, the process of working with the community, and what New York City can learn from Copenhagen.
and sculpture blend on Saturdays at MoMA
July 22, 2014
City Atlas attended Warm Up at MoMA PS1 to dance, give out temporary tattoos, and hang out in a fungi sculpture. Warm Up, an outdoor music series, will take place every Saturday through September 6 in the courtyard of MoMA PS1.
City Atlas Roundup — Events July 22nd-July 27th
July 22, 2014
Check out these great sustainable events rounded up for you by City Atlas! Click on date for full event listings for that day. For more events through out the coming weeks check out the City Atlas events calendar! If you would like to submit an event click here. TUESDAY JULY 22 THINK BEYOND PLASTIC FORUM 6:30PM […]
Getting to know transition culture at
July 18, 2014
A discussion of Transition culture, the global movement of communities organizing to build environmental and economic resilience at COFFEED, the socially responsible, sustainable cafe.
Muscota Marsh: the recent return of a wetland habitat in upper Manhattan
July 15, 2014
At almost the north end of Manhattan, on 218th Street and Indian Road, there is a one-acre park, taken up mostly by a wetland. Columbia University created this park, called Muscota Marsh, in collaboration with the New York City parks department. It opened early this year.