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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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Michael Murphy: Justice is Beauty

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
AIA Center for Architecture, Hines Gallery, 435 LaGuardia Place
New York , NY 10012 United States
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$10

Can buildings heal and promote justice in our divided communities? How can we use design tools to create a healthier community and a more just world? MASS Design Group’s Co-founder and Executive Director Michael Murphy will showcase projects that inquire whether we are missing under-leveraged resources for promoting health, justice, and human dignity. With over 20 projects built or under construction around the globe, MASS has worked to pioneer a practice model that attempts to reinsert architectural agency upstream and…

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WASTED! Food Documentary Screening (w/ Food and 21+ Drinks)

April 10 @ 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Kickstarter HQ, 58 Kent Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222 United States
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$25

Join us for an evening of food + drinks with a sustainable twist during a screening of WASTED! The Story of Food Waste. We're bringing together some of the top sustainable food brands and leaders to eat, drink, and chat about the sustainability of our food systems. Entry to the event includes food and drink (beer + wine for those 21+) from some of the top NYC companies working to green the food industry. We are honored to partner with these…

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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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Reimagining the Good Life: Sustainability Ethics in Theory and Practice

April 18 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, 47-49 E 65th St
New York, NY United States
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Free

Please join us for a half-day conference on sustainability ethics and resilience. The conference, scheduled Wednesday, April 18, 2018, brings together philosophers and other environmental theorists to address questions at the intersection of sustainability, philosophy, and ethics. These questions include: How can we revise our idea of “the good life” to promote sustainability? How do we balance our responsibilities toward future generations against our responsibilities to those alive now? What are the possibilities and prospects for indigenous environmental resistance? Finally,…

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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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Frontiers of Sustainability: From Patchwork to Framework in Arctic Sustainability Research

April 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Columbia Alumni Center, 622 W 113th Street
New York, NY 10025 United States
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“Frontiers of Sustainability: From Patchwork to Framework in Arctic Sustainability Research” Talk by Andrey Petrov, President, International Arctic Social Sciences Association. The Arctic is among the world’s regions most affected by ongoing cultural, socio-economic, environmental and climate changes. Over the last two decades, multiple stakeholders and rights-holders, and local and indigenous communities have turned their attention to the Arctic, to its peoples and resources, and to the challenges and benefits of impending transformations. At the same time, sustainability and sustainable…

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Climate Change & SIDS: Navigating Resilience in Place in an Age of Retreat

April 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105, 435 W. 116 St.
New York, 10027 United States
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Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are a group of countries that face unique sustainable development challenges; one such challenge is their vulnerability to climate change and susceptibility to natural disasters.Currently SIDS are facing loss of land in low-lying coastal areas, as well as loss of ecosystem services and livelihoods. With the devastating effects of climate change, intertwined with other trends such as population growth and globalization, the question thus lies - should whole populations of SIDS retreat, in/out-of-country migration, or…

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Brooklyn Waters: Sea Level Rise, Sustainability, and Resilience along the Brooklyn Waterfront

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free

The Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center (BWRC) presents Brooklyn Waters, a full-day conference on sea level rise, sustainability, and resiliency along the Brooklyn waterfront. Brooklyn Waters will examine how preparation for storm surge and rising tides has already remade – and is set to radically remake – the coastal areas of Kings County. While the Brooklyn waterfront holds much in common with other coastal regions—and with those of its sister boroughs— the challenges it faces are unique. The past two decades have ushered in a dramatic transformation…

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