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March 2018

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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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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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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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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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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Design, Justice & Zero Waste: Exploring Pathways to the Circular Economy Conference & Research Collaborative!

May 8 @ 8:00 am - May 9 @ 5:00 pm
Tishman Auditorium at The New School, 66 W 12th St
New York, United States
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The Tishman Center and GAIA (Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives) invite you to join us at Design, Justice & Zero Waste: Exploring Pathways to a Circular Economy conference and research collaborative. You will be part of a discussion with a global audience of innovative and creative eco-minded collaborators including practitioners, researchers, advocates and activists. The conference is FREE to attend. Join us on May 8th and 9th at The New School campus in New York City. 65 Fifth Avenue, New…

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