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Michael Premo: the idea of home
August 9, 2014
Michael Premo is committed to artistic and activist work in NYC. He is the co-director of the participatory documentary project, Sandy Storyline, a community-generated collection of stories about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the five boroughs of New York City. Michael is also the founder of the documentary storytelling project Housing is a Human Right that connects diverse communities […]
Gay Talese and a city of permanent change
June 13, 2014
City Atlas sits down with Gay Talese to learn his thoughts about the future and the past of New York City, which has been his home for 60 years.
September 10, 2013
Eddie Bautista, Executive Director of the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, has spent a lifetime committed to empowering New York’s low-income communities of color.
July 22, 2013
To really understand how a company is positioned for the future, you have to know how it's managing its environmental impact.
April 17, 2013
There are few places in America where you can you lose yourself in a shaded forest, take a twenty-minute break to enjoy empanadas at a Mexican bodega, and then return to the wilderness to finish your hike. That's what we did with ecologist Mariellé Anzelone...
March 5, 2013
"...Our cities all over the country--from Detroit to New Orleans--present the best opportunity for lowering our carbon footprint..."
Hester Street Collaborative
November 12, 2012
"Design allows for the different learning styles to be celebrated and exercised...we see our students keep coming back to learn and they get engaged more and more."
September 30, 2012
"I really have this fantasy, this image, that a community could develop that begins to picture New York in a bigger way."
August 2, 2012
"The public won’t ever tell you, 'this is how you change our mind.'"
Pathways in Technology High School
May 31, 2012
"For every student who comes to P-TECH, they’re going to be a great leader in the city, in another ten years–and we’re so proud of them. But it’s also about the whole economic development of New York City... "
May 9, 2012
"And so, in essence, this is a CO2 pump: it takes CO2 from the air and pumps it and delivers it into this stream. This will work over and over for years and years."
April 24, 2012
"All of our projects start by asking a question about how the city works..."
April 12, 2012
"When should you go bird watching? Now."
Lara Penin and Eduardo Staszowski
March 19, 2012
"If we want society to change, we should look at ourselves, and learn from whatever is already working."
March 11, 2012
"There is no filtration on New York City water."
February 12, 2012
"More trees, more plants, more – OK, in my big picture thing – I would love to see more raptors in the city."
February 4, 2012
"The first thing you can do is take a look around. What does the block where you live look like? What does the block where you work look like?"
December 22, 2011
"New York is livable–it is more than livable, it’s wonderful -- because of density. And not just the density of people, but I think the density of opportunity."