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March 2015

MoMA’s Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities

March 1 @ 10:30 am - May 10 @ 5:30 pm
The Museum of Modern Art,
11 W 53rd St., New York, NY 10019 United States
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In 2030, the world’s pop­u­la­tion will be a stag­ger­ing eight bil­lion peo­ple. Of these, two-thirds will live in cities. Most will be poor. With lim­ited resources, this uneven growth will be one of the great­est chal­lenges faced by soci­eties across the globe.

To engage this inter­na­tional debate, Uneven Growth brings together six inter­dis­ci­pli­nary teams of researchers and prac­ti­tion­ers to exam­ine new archi­tec­tural pos­si­bil­i­ties for six global metropolises.

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Mapping Brooklyn Exhibit

March 1 @ 12:00 pm - May 3 @ 5:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society,
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Map­ping Brook­lyn jux­ta­poses the work of con­tem­po­rary artists work­ing with his­toric maps, with exam­ples of maps them­selves, sug­gest­ing the myr­iad ways that maps can rep­re­sent, on the one hand, such prac­ti­cal mat­ters as way find­ing, prop­erty own­er­ship, pop­u­la­tion shifts, and war strat­egy, and on other, the ter­rain of the metaphor­i­cal, psy­cho­log­i­cal, and personal.

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Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World’s Fairs

March 1 @ 2:30 pm - March 31 @ 4:30 pm
Kingsland Homestead,
143-35 37th Avenue , Queens, NY United States
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Remem­ber­ing is both a col­lec­tive and a per­sonal activ­ity. In this exhi­bi­tion, both are on dis­play in rela­tion to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flush­ing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65.

Within this exhi­bi­tion, col­lec­tive mem­ory is rep­re­sented by shared expe­ri­ences of the Fairs and per­sonal mem­ory by the mem­o­ra­bilia drawn from the col­lec­tions of peo­ple who attended and fondly recall the Fairs.

Open Tues­days, Sat­ur­days and Sun­days, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

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Sustainability Crash Course 2015

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Center for Sustainable Design Studies at Pratt,
200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205 United States
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Imag­ine being able to spend one amaz­ing day immersed in learn­ing about sus­tain­able design—and meet­ing the peo­ple who have pio­neered new think­ing and practices.

On Sat­ur­day, March 28, 2015, Pratt’s CSDS will present the fifth annual Sus­tain­abil­ity Crash Course, a day-long series of work­shops with a host of experts from Pratt’s sus­tain­able design fac­ulty and elsewhere.

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Earth2Class Workshop: The Source and Solution to Groundwater Arsenic Contamination

March 28 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Unnamed Venue,
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E2C is a unique science/math/technology resource for K-12 teach­ers, stu­dents, the gen­eral pub­lic, and geo­sci­en­tists. It is a col­lab­o­ra­tion among researchers and an Earth Sci­ence edu­ca­tor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Obser­va­tory of Colum­bia Uni­ver­sity; tech­nol­ogy inte­gra­tion spe­cial­ists from Colé­gio Ban­deirantes, São Paulo, Brasil; and class­room teach­ers from New York, New Jer­sey, and else­where. It cen­ters around Sat­ur­day Work­shops for Edu­ca­tors held at Columbia’s Lam­ont Cam­pus in Pal­isades N.Y.

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ConSERVE New York City: Gantry Plaza State Park in Queens

March 28 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Gantry Plaza State Park,
4-09 47th Road, Long Island City, NY 1101 United States
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Join the Stu­dent Con­ser­va­tion Asso­ci­a­tion as they team up with New York State Parks for a day of ser­vice at Gantry Plaza State Park in Queens!

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Composting With Worms: Indoor Vermicomposting Demystified at the Brooklyn Brainery

March 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brooklyn Brainery,
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Com­post­ing can seem too hard for the aver­age cit­i­zen, but in this class, you’ll learn how easy it can be. We’ll talk through the basics of indoor ver­mi­com­post­ing (com­post­ing with worms) and how you can do your part to reduce your food waste.

Each par­tic­i­pant will con­struct a bin, fill it with bed­ding, add some red wig­gler worms, and watch them go to work!

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Ride for Climate presentation with David Kroodsma

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
<span class="caps">NYC</span> Velo Hell’s Kitchen,
590 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036 United States
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The Bicy­cle Diaries“ Book talk and slideshow of cycling three con­ti­nents and 30,000 miles For­mer Stan­ford cli­mate change researcher David Kroodsma has bicy­cled from Cal­i­for­nia to the south­ern tip of South Amer­ica, from Turkey to the east coast of China, and across the U.S. twice. Along the way he has talked to hun­dreds of peo­ple — both laypeo­ple and experts — about cli­mate change, gath­er­ing per­sonal sto­ries about its impacts across three con­ti­nents. Join David for a slideshow of his best photos…

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Green Business Summit on Sustainable Food

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Uris Hall, Columbia University,
3022 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 United States
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A panel on how food sup­ply can adapt to grow­ing global demand and envi­ron­men­tal pres­sures fea­tur­ing pan­elists from Whole Foods, Chipo­tle, and more. Keynote speech on “Beyond Meat.” Food and drink recep­tion afterward.

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Ride for Climate presentation with David Kroodsma

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Red Lantern Bicycles,
345 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205 United States
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For­mer Stan­ford cli­mate change researcher David Kroodsma has bicy­cled from Cal­i­for­nia to the south­ern tip of South Amer­ica, from Turkey to the east coast of China, and across the U.S. twice.

Join David for a slideshow of his best pho­tos and videos!

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