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March 2017

Resilient Cities, Livable Futures 

March 20 @ 8:00 am7:00 pm
The New School,  66 W 12th Street
New York, NY 10011 Unit­ed States
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Urban Resilience to Weath­er-relat­ed Extreme Events in the US and Lat­in Amer­i­ca This event will be livestreamed at: https://​livestream​.com/​T​h​e​N​e​w​S​c​h​o​o​l​/​R​e​s​i​l​i​e​n​t​-​C​i​t​i​e​s​-​L​i​v​a​b​l​e​-​F​u​t​u​res Join researchers from the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Research Net­work (UREx SRN) alongside prac­ti­tion­ers, gov­ern­ment rep­re­sen­ta­tives, and envi­ron­men­tal jus­tice lead­ers from 10 Unit­ed States and Lat­in Amer­i­can cities who will share pro­gress, chal­lenges, and needs for build­ing resilience to cli­mate change in cities. From coastal flood­ing to intense heat and drought, cities across the Unit­ed States and Lat­in Amer­i­ca must…

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M.S. in Sustainability Management & Sustainability Certifications Information Session 

March 20 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm
Fac­ul­ty House, Columbia Uni­ver­si­ty,

The Earth Insti­tute and Columbia University’s School of Pro­fes­sion­al Stud­ies co-spon­sor four pro­grams in sus­tain­abil­i­ty:   Mas­ter of Sci­ence in Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Man­age­ment Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Ana­lyt­ics Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in Sus­tain­able Water Man­age­ment Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in Sus­tain­able Finance   Dur­ing this infor­ma­tion ses­sion, Steven Cohen, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Earth Insti­tute at Columbia and Direc­tor of the Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Man­age­ment master’s pro­gram, will dis­cuss the­se options. He will be joined by pro­gram admin­is­tra­tors and admis­sions rep­re­sen­ta­tives.     Reg­is­ter: https://​www​.eventbrite​.com/​e​/​s​u​s​t​a​i​n​a​b​i​l​i​t​y​-​m​a​n​a​g​e​m​e​n​t​-​i​n​f​o​r​m​a​t​i​o​n​-​s​e​s​s​i​o​n​s​-​s​p​r​i​n​g​-​2​0​1​7​-​r​e​g​i​s​t​r​a​t​i​o​n​-​2​9​5​2​6​9​7​8​989     Event Con­tact…

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Intersections: Shaping a Green NYC with Equitable Transportation Planning 

March 20 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm
<span class=“caps”>AIA</span> Cen­ter for Archi­tec­ture, Hines Gallery, 435 LaGuardia Place 
New York , NY 10012 Unit­ed States
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The NYC Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion released Strate­gic Plan 2016: Safe*Green*Smart* Equi­table in the fall of 2016. The updat­ed plan describes how safe­ty and pub­lic realm strate­gies, freight plans, asset man­age­ment, and pub­lic engage­ment all play an impor­tant part in man­ag­ing the City’s trans­porta­tion and mobil­i­ty net­work. At the same time, the NYC Depart­ment of City Plan­ning has been craft­ing re-zon­ing plans that will help the city address afford­abil­i­ty and den­si­ty. Both NYC DOT Com­mis­sion­er Pol­ly Trot­ten­berg and NYC DCP Exec­u­tive…

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New York Sea Level Rise Projections: Implications for Law, Land Use, Buildings and Infrastructure 

March 20 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm
435 W 116th St, New York, <span class=“caps”>NY</span> 10027,  435 W 116th St, New York, NY 10027
New York, NY 10027 Unit­ed States
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As required by a 2014 state statute, the New York State Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Con­ser­va­tion has just issued offi­cial sea lev­el rise pro­jec­tions. They reflect a range of pos­si­ble sce­nar­ios; at the high end, sea lev­el in the New York City area could rise 75 inch­es (6.2 feet) by the year 2100.This pro­gram will explore how the­se pro­jec­tions, now that they are embod­ied in a for­mal reg­u­la­tion, will affect a broad range of deci­sions in build­ing and infra­struc­ture sit­ing, design,…

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Kim Stanley Robinson and the Science Friday Book Club 

March 20 @ 7:00 pm8:00 pm
Strand,  828 Broad­way
New York, Unit­ed States
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Sci­ence Fri­day host Ira Fla­tow is sit­ting down with acclaimed sci­ence fic­tion author Kim Stan­ley Robin­son to talk about his lat­est book New York 2140. The book envi­sions a not-so-dis­tant future in which sea lev­els have risen, the streets of New York have become canals, and sky­scrap­ers have become islands. The dis­cus­sion will include a Q&A, book sign­ing, and a demon­stra­tion from the Sci­ence Fri­day Edu­ca­tion team. Tick­ets are $15 and include a Strand gift card for the same amount. 

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$100 — $300

Trinity Institute 2017: Water Justice 

March 22 @ 8:00 amMarch 24 @ 5:00 pm
Mar­riott New York Down­town, 85 West Street
New York, NY 10006 Unit­ed States
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Be part of Trin­i­ty Insti­tute 2017: Water Jus­tice, a glob­al con­fer­ence held in New York City and web­cast all over the world. With a sharp focus on the need for water jus­tice ini­tia­tives in areas of access, droughts, pol­lu­tion, ris­ing tides, and flood­ing, Trin­i­ty Insti­tute aims to offer action­able guid­ance for indi­vid­u­als, con­gre­ga­tions, and the larg­er faith com­mu­ni­ty sur­round­ing the­se issues.

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Designing Green Roofs and Rooftop Farms 

March 22 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm
Brook­lyn Grange Rooftop Farm — Navy Yard,  63 Flush­ing Ave
Brook­lyn, NY 11205 Unit­ed States
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Call­ing all archi­tects, land­scape design­ers, urban plan­ners, sus­tain­abil­i­ty coor­di­na­tors and green­ing pro­fes­sion­als of all stripes! Whether you’re respond­ing to an afford­able hous­ing RFP, or design­ing a high-end lux­u­ry hotel or con­do build­ing, you are like­ly to be inte­grat­ing green roofs and or edi­ble plant­i­ngs into your design. This course will provide you with an in-depth look at tech­nolo­gies, sys­tems and best prac­tices for design­ing func­tion­al, beau­ti­ful and eco­log­i­cal rooftop green spaces. This two hour course will be taught by Brook­lyn…

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GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference 

March 25 @ 9:00 am4:00 pm
Hos­tos Com­mu­ni­ty Col­lege, 450 Grand Con­course
Bronx, 10451
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Come cel­e­brate the offi­cial kick­off of the com­mu­ni­ty gar­den­ing sea­son in New York City! The day will be packed with more than 30 work­shops on gar­den-relat­ed top­ics includ­ing food sys­tems edu­ca­tion, kids activ­i­ties, veg­etable-grow­ing tech­niques, and design­ing your com­mu­ni­ty gar­den for the present and future. Please note: Admis­sion is $5. Admis­sion is free for kids 12 years old and younger. Please pur­chase your tick­ets on Eventbrite .

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Sustainability Crash Course 2017 

March 25 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm
Pratt — Brook­lyn Cam­pus: Engi­neer­ing Build­ing, 200 Willough­by Ave Engi­neer­ing Build­ing
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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 25, 2017, Pratt’s CSDS will present the sev­en­th annu­al Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Crash Course, a day-long series of work­shops with a host of experts from Pratt’s sus­tain­able design fac­ul­ty and else­where. With over 20 speak­ers, it is sure to be a fan­tas­tic day of explo­ration and inspi­ra­tion! Reg­is­tra­tion required.

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Winter Talks: City on A Grid — How New York Became New York 

March 28 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm
6 River Ter­race
New York, NY 10282 Unit­ed States
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The Man­hat­tan street grid has been called “a dis­as­ter” of urban plan­ning and “the most coura­geous act of pre­dic­tion in West­ern Civ­i­liza­tion”. In oth­er words, you either love it or hate it. Join Ger­ard Koep­pel as he relates the his­to­ry of this unique­ly New York mar­vel through his most recent book.

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