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February 2018

Social Equity in the Built Environment

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ARUP, 77 Water Street, East River Meeting Room (4th Floor)
New York City, NY 10005 United States
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$15

In creating a sustainable building, what if we could create something that helps the people in the community, the people who take care of the building and the people who physically built the building? What if we really understood how to have a dialogue about the sometimes thorny issues of equity in a way that was collaborative, fruitful and realistic? And what if we had a 2030 Social Challenge as well as a 2030 Building Challenge? This lecture will provide…

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March 2018

Grow Your Garden Group

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bushwick Inlet Park Center, 86 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States
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With spring around the corner, this is a key time to welcome new members to get involved in your garden. This workshop will cover creative and time-tested ways to grow your garden group, with a focus on recruiting new members and retaining existing members. Learn how to build the leadership of garden members and create healthy, effective groups with strong relationships at the core. Este taller se ofrecerá con traducción al Español. RSVP here.  

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April 2018

Battery Park City: Creating a New Neighborhood

April 15 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Battery Park City, South Cove
New York, NY 10006 United States
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$30

After more than four decades of planning and construction, Battery Park City has been built out, following a master plan by Cooper, Eckstut and Associates. Learn about the area’s urban planning and discover its distinctive residential neighborhoods, distinguished parks and plazas, public art works, and signature commercial center. Highlights include Brookfield Place and Wintergarden (Cesar Pelli), Goldman Sachs Headquarters (Pei Cobb Freed), Museum of Jewish Heritage (Kevin Roche), Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park (Olin with Machado & Silvetti), Teardrop Park (Michael Van Valkenburgh), South Cove Plaza and…

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2018 Columbia Global Energy Summit

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Columbia University- Low Library, Rotunda, Columbia University
New York, NY 10027 United States
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On Thursday, April 19, 2018, CGEP will celebrate its 5th anniversary and host the annual Columbia Global Energy Summit. Registration will open in early 2018.  The half-day forum will include keynote remarks, interviews and plenary conversations with senior energy sector leaders focused on key issues and questions at the intersection of energy policy, financial markets, the environment and geopolitics. A formal agenda and registration will open in 2018. Past speakers have included: - Lisa Jackson, VP of Environment, Policy and…

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May 2018

International Conference on Sustainable Cities

May 1 @ 9:00 am - May 2 @ 5:00 pm
Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus, 113 W 60th St 12th Floor
New York City, NY 10023 United States
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Free

Creating sustainable cities has become one of the most pressing issues facing the United States and the global community. As Dr. Steven Cohen, Executive Director of the Columbia Earth Institute, has noted, a sustainable city “uses resources as efficiently as possible, uses renewable resources as much as possible, recycles as much as possible and has the least possible impact on the natural environment.” There is a growing consensus, Dr. Cohen argues, that our cities must be “attractive, exciting, healthy and…

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