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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.
City Atlas Roundup — Events July 15th-July 20th
July 15, 2014
Check out these great sustainable events rounded up for you by City Atlas! TUESDAY JULY 15 TWILIGHT BAT & INSECT WALK 7:45PM — 9:15PM Explore the mysteries of Central Park at twilight as NYC Audubon seeks these fascinating and misunderstood flying mammals—and learn about their great importance to our environment. WEDNESDAY JULY 16 […]
Vision Zero becomes the law
July 11, 2014
In line with Vision Zero, the recent city initiative to reduce traffic-related injuries and deaths, on June 23 Mr. de Blasio signed 11 new traffic bills into law which are designed to tighten traffic enforcement and traffic data collection efforts.
Rebuild by Design and Seaport City:
’s coastal future takes shape
July 8, 2014
Rebuild by Design is an on-going search for policy-based solutions for protecting New York, and other vulnerable coastal cities. It’s no surprise that the finalists of the Rebuild by Design competition proposed projects for storm protection that reflect the New York ideals of creativity and practicality.
Fracking and China’s energy revolution | 水力压裂与中国能源革命
July 6, 2014
China is our essential partner on climate and energy. The Asia Society recently brought together five experts to discuss the role of fracking in China's energy future.
Relax and recharge at Brighton Beach
July 1, 2014
Brighton Beach is a multicultural day trip to the sea.