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February 2018

Climate Change and the Future of Cities

February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 295 LaFayette Street
New York, NY 10012 United States
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Free

What can cities do about climate change? How can they help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create more sustainable forms of collective life? How can they protect vulnerable people and places from the outbursts of extreme weather that are becoming evermore likely to arrive? And can they adapt to global warming without making the world even more unequal? Drawing on original research and his experience as Research Director of the federal government’s Rebuild By Design competition for rebuilding after Sandy,…

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Sustainable Fashion: A Brand New Bag

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Baruch College – Library Building Room 750-760, 151 East 25 Street
New York, NY 10010 United States
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Panel Discussion: Sustainable Fashion: A Brand New Bag Moderator: Debera Johnson, Executive Director, Brooklyn Fashion & Design Accelerator; Executive Director, Pratt Center for Sustainable Design; Panelists: Kate Daly, Executive Director, Center for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners Mara Hoffman, Founder, Mara Hoffman Megan Meiklejohn, Sustainable Materials & Transparency Manager, Eileen Fisher Meghan Ryan, Manager, Advisory Services, BSR, Founder of Sourcemap Sustainable fashion — the alternative to fast fashion — compels us to rethink the way we buy and sell our…

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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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Liquid Assets: New York’s Watersheds & Waterways

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, 10029
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$25

What can New York City do to protect its drinking water supply and its recreational waters in the coming decades? How is that supply affected by climate change, and what must we do to adapt? Join us for a deep dive into NYC's complex water systems, which powerfully illustrate our city's dependency on - and symbiotic relationship to - its larger regional environment and economy. Al Appleton, former Commissioner of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection Paul Gallay, President of…

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Design Experiments for the Rebuilding of Houston and other Disaster Cities

February 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 295 LaFayette Street
New York, NY 10012 United States
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Professor Natalie Jeremijenko directs the Environmental Health Clinic, and is an Associate Professor in the Visual Art Department, NYU and affiliated with the Computer Science Dept and Environmental Studies program. She will discuss design experiments for the rebuilding of Houston and how to create porous cities. NYU Urban Seminar Series: Equity, Design, and Climate Change Co-sponsored by NYU Wagner, NYU Department of Environmental Studies, and UPSA.   Cities today are growing quickly. The UN projects that continuing population growth and…

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March 2018

Climate Change and Gender Justice Symposium

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105, 435 W. 116 St.
New York, 10027 United States
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The Columbia Journal of Gender and Law and the Columbia Earth Institute invite you to the 2018 symposium "Climate Change and Gender Justice," featuring a panel presentation exploring the implications of climate change on gendered communities.  Panelists include: Amanda de Lisio, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Bournemouth University Caroline Fusco, Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto Sarah Deer, Professor, International & Interdisciplinary Studies - Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, School of…

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Climate Change and Health Priorities for Vulnerable Populations

March 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
New York City Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of Americas
New York, NY 10019 United States
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Half day Satellite Session of the 2018 Consortium of Universities for Global Health's Annual Conference. Epidemics, like weather and climate, do not respect national borders. Since 2005 there has been increasing international cooperation on global health security. The Lancet Commission “Count Down on Health and Climate Change” Oct 2017 proposed access to climate services as a key indicator of adaptation and resilience to climate change for the health sector. As many health outcomes are climate sensitive there is increasing interest…

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Designing to Avoid Disaster

March 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 295 LaFayette Street
New York, NY 10012 United States
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Free

Thomas Fisher, a professor and Director of the Minnesota Design Center at the University of Minnesota, will discuss the fracture-critical nature of many of the systems we have put in place since the mid-20th century, how such systems are especially vulnerable to catastrophic failure, and what we need to do to create more resilient, affordable, and equitable systems in the future. He will show how fracture-critical failures follow a consistent pattern and how we can spot the vulnerability of systems…

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April 2018

City Design in Times of Proliferating Informality and Climatological Crisis

April 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 295 LaFayette Street
New York, NY 10012 United States
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Free

This lecture by Alfredo Brillembourg will explore the work of ETH Zurich Urban-Think Tank (U-TT), an interdisciplinary design practice dedicated to high-level research and design on a variety of subjects concerned with contemporary architecture and urbanism. U-TT was co-founded by Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner, who previously co-taught at Columbia University in New York before joining U-TT in 2010. U-TT has been awarded the Ralph Erskine Award, the Holcim Gold Award for innovative contributions to ecological and social design practices, and the…

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Feeding the Apple: New York’s Future Food Supply

April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, 10029
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$25

Join Dan Barber, chef and co-owner of two restaurants, Blue Hill in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, NY, and New York Times Food reporter Julia Moskin for a conversation about how we can rethink what, and how, we eat. A food industry revolutionary, most recently Barber has spearheaded a food waste pop-up restaurant, WastED, where he and big-name guest chefs serve dishes composed entirely of ingredients that normally would be destined for the garbage — kale ribs, fish heads, and…

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