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Jun 20, 2014
The White Roof Project's Mega Efficiency Party
The White Roof Project, along with Green Drinks NYC and Solar One, hosted a Mega Efficiency Party this past Tuesday evening in an effort to showcase several NYC based organizations' energy efficiency products and tips.
Mar 25, 2012
East River Blueway
The Office of Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer in collaboration with the Office of New York State Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh and other partners, has commissioned a team led by WXY Architecture + Urban Design to develop the East River Blueway Plan, a community– based waterfront planning initiative. The project will consider Manhattan’s East River waterfront between the […]
Feb 12, 2012
Green Map NYC
Link: Green Map NYC For all people ready to participate in creating a healthy, sustainable and just world, Green Map System offers a direct pathway to the significant ecological, cultural and civic resources near home through our locally published and interactive maps, our globally recognized icons and mapmaking tools, and communications network linking Mapmakers in more than 55 countries. […]
Oct 31, 2011
Rate New York City’s privately owned public spaces
Check out this map showing NYC's privately owned public spaces, and share your experiences going there. http://citya.tl/sLbXNuSource: www.thenewyorkworld.com, via City Atlas
Oct 25, 2011
GrowNYC Greenmarkets are as diverse as the city itself! Download this map here. Download the 2011 PDF map of all NYC Greenmarkets.
Sep 15, 2011
OASIS NYC Map Makes Loads of Geographic Data Available to the Public
Great source for community maps of NYC - free and all in one place.
Sep 1, 2011
Report issues in your neighborhood with the SeeClickFix map
Explore the SeeClickFix map of NYC right from this page, or go to their website to become a registered SeeClickFix citizen. SeeClickFix asks us to “Imagine a world where every citizen feels empowered and part of their neighborhood. Imagine if everyone trusted and felt taken care of by their local government. We know there are already a lot of […]
Jul 27, 2011
My Block NYC - Awesome Video Map of NYC Streets
MyBlockNYC.com is an interactive mapping website that captures and presents personal video accounts of the life and culture of New York City in order to create an intimate, evolving, and complete portrait of this great city. Users upload videos geographically, building the first fully interactive video map of New York City.
Jul 27, 2011
Interactive Map of the Waterfront from the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance
The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance is the voice of over 500 organizations with ties to our regional waterways. Discover who is doing what on the waterfront with their interactive map.
Jul 27, 2011
ioby.org Projects Map
ioby brings environmental projects to life, block by block. Search this map to find an environmental project in your backyard.
Sep 29, 2014
Food breakthroughs that launched our world of plenty (and Big Macs)
Our species long lived on the edge of starvation. Now we produce enough food for all 7 billion of us to eat nearly 3,000 calories every day. This is such an astonishing thing in the history of life as to verge on the miraculous. The Big Ratchet is the story of how it happened… [opening […]
Sep 28, 2014
How far can wind, water and solar take us?
Solving climate change means replacing our energy system: the climate change problem is largely a zero carbon global energy development problem. But changing the world’s energy system is easier said than done: economics, global politics, domestic politics, technology, and our personal energy use have to align to make change possible. Each factor influences the next, and time is limited. […]
Sep 16, 2014
The surprising importance of two degrees
2° C. How could such a seemingly small change in temperature be such an important threshold for the world?
Sep 11, 2014
Bees and honey buzz New York City
Bees are actually incredibly productive here in New York City.
Sep 9, 2014
Food policy for breakfast
Food security and public health are at the heart of the issue of climate change. Johanna Goetzel reports on a recent talk on the subject held at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Sep 5, 2014
People's Climate March leads with a film
On September 21st in New York City, individuals and groups from across American society will be coming together to march, to make a collective statement that the climate crisis cannot be ignored any longer. The People’s Climate March aims to be the largest climate demonstration in history, and it comes at a pivotal time — the weekend before President Obama visits New […]
Aug 29, 2014
CliMates trains student climate negotiators in NYC
Born out of exasperation at the slow pace of international progress on climate change, the French-based group CliMates provides participation and training to young people who want to help push forward for solutions. This Friday, August 29th concluded the Second CliMates International Summit, hosted at Columbia University. Organized by volunteers and peer leaders, this gathering of students […]
Aug 20, 2014
Keeping Citi Bike(r )s alive
While the excellent safety record has been a major success for the Citi Bike program, its economics are less encouraging.
Aug 18, 2014
Dust and people, past and future
For a thoughtful, creative person coming of age in a time of daunting ecological challenge, how does one make sense of the present moment? One answer to that question can be found at Theatre 80 St. Marks next Saturday, for the final performance of a new musical, with a book written by Abigail Carney, the summer editor of City […]
Aug 15, 2014
Spontaneous Interventions' exhibit of little changes that matter
On the evening of July 24th, I took the ferry to Governor’s Island for an event hosted by Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions For The Common Good. After the ferry crossed New York Harbor, the other guests and I landed on the hilly, meadow-covered island and walked along a path guided by chalk arrows. The arrows led to Colonel’s Row, a walk on the […]
people Interviews About NYC
Sep 17, 2014
China's energy future: an interview with Ella Chou
Ella Chou, an energy consultant and an expert on energy in both the China and the U.S., spoke with City Atlas about China’s energy future, North American energy independence, fracking, and the relationship between China and the U.S.
Aug 9, 2014
Michael Premo: the idea of home
Michael Premo is committed to artistic and activist work in NYC. He is the co-director of the participatory documentary project, Sandy Storyline, a community-generated collection of stories about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the five boroughs of New York City. Michael is also the founder of the documentary storytelling project Housing is a Human Right that connects diverse communities […]
Jun 13, 2014
Gay Talese and a city of permanent change
City Atlas sits down with Gay Talese to learn his thoughts about the future and the past of New York City, which has been his home for 60 years.
Sep 10, 2013
Executive Director, New York City Environmental Justice Alliance
Eddie Bautista, Executive Director of the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, has spent a lifetime committed to empowering New York’s low-income communities of color.
Jul 22, 2013
Director of Sustainability, Bloomberg L.P.
To really understand how a company is positioned for the future, you have to know how it's managing its environmental impact.
Apr 17, 2013
There are few places in America where you can you lose yourself in a shaded forest, take a twenty-minute break to enjoy empanadas at a Mexican bodega, and then return to the wilderness to finish your hike. That's what we did with ecologist Mariellé Anzelone...
Mar 5, 2013
WXY Architecture + Urban Design
"...Our cities all over the country--from Detroit to New Orleans--present the best opportunity for lowering our carbon footprint..."
Nov 12, 2012
Hester Street Collaborative
Anne Frederick - Executive Director
"Design allows for the different learning styles to be celebrated and exercised...we see our students keep coming back to learn and they get engaged more and more."
Sep 30, 2012
Artist and designer, City As Living Laboratory
"I really have this fantasy, this image, that a community could develop that begins to picture New York in a bigger way."
Aug 2, 2012
Listen, think, react. A graphic designer considers communication.
"The public won’t ever tell you, 'this is how you change our mind.'"
archive Existing Projects
Mar 9, 2012
Rising Currents was a 2010 exhibit at MoMA featuring re-designs of New York City’s waterfront, as a way to showcase ideas for resilient, adaptive protection from rising sea levels. Among the many activities and investigations tied to the exhibit, the museum participated in boat tours of the harbor, allowing visitors to see locations for proposed protective […]
Feb 22, 2012
Mannahatta 2409: a work in progress
Eric Sanderson, ecologist and creator of the Welikia Project, is now leading a team to create a new version of Mannahatta: an interactive tool that will let visitors experiment with the design of the city of the future.
Feb 21, 2012
Broadway: 1000 Steps
Artist Mary Miss has embarked on a project to use the length of Broadway as a space for installations that can engage the public in the city’s plans for the future. In this video from ArtsFwd.org, prepared for the Rockefeller Foundation, Mary Miss describes the background and goals of this ambitious public art initiative: As described […]
Sep 12, 2011
City Atlas Workshops at Parsons and Hunter
A design workshop at Parsons worked with historical data gathered by a Hunter urban planning class to create information graphics about NYC.
Sep 3, 2011
White Out Global Warming
The playful style of this PSA encourages viewers to do their part. Something as simple as painting rooftops white is surprisingly effective.
Jul 20, 2011
Tree Museum was a unique public art project by Katie Holten, installed on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, from June 21 — February 28, 2010 treemuseum.org
Jun 13, 2011
Bus Roots is a living garden on the rooftops of city buses.
Lab New Experiments
Sep 28, 2012
Colors From The Columbia Greenmarket!
Below are the colors we created at the Columbia Greenmarket on September 9th. We used mums and kale from Stannard Farm, Washington County, NY, and celery from Acevedo Farm in Orange County, NY. Join us Saturday Sept 29th at the Brooklyn Borough Hall greenmarket. We will there from 10am-3pm creating dyes! Mums Mums […]
Sep 17, 2012
Thank You For Crafting With Us!
Many thanks to everyone who helped Textile Lab felt together two amazing textiles to give to the farmers at Garden Of Eve and Norwich Meadows Farm. The farms bartered food in exchange for handcrafted textiles at the Unsold Supper Event on Saturday. The feast was incredible… it was an amazing end to a beautiful day at the market!
Sep 14, 2012
Textile Lab At "Unsold Supper" Event Tomorrow 9/15
Join Textile Lab tomorrow Saturday September 15th from 4–6 with our friends from Our Goods to engage, create and feast at the “Unsold Supper” Event. We will be felting gifts to give to the farmers using local, naturally dyed fiber! Please see our revised Greenmarket schedule below for September, October and November. Textile Lab will be […]
Sep 8, 2012
Colors Found At Tompkins Square Park Market!
We made dyes last week at the Tompkins Square Market with sage and radish tops from Acevedo Farm, Pine Island, NY. Below are the colors and pictures from the market. Please join us this Saturday 9/15 [UPDATED: at the Union Square Greenmarket]. We will be there from 3pm-6pm creating dyes and spinning local, naturally dyed fiber! […]
Aug 31, 2012
Textile Lab: Color palette from Greenpoint, Brooklyn
At the Greenpoint Greenmarket we created dyes with rosemary and cilantro from Osczepinski Farm, Goshen, NY. Farmer Joe from Healthway Farms gave us some red cabbage to make dye with! Here is the color palette: Below are pictures from our visit:
Aug 23, 2012
Textile Lab Visits Fort Greene Park In Brooklyn!
We had a successful visit to the Greenmarket at the Fort Greene Park last Saturday. We made dye with marigolds from Rexcroft Farms in Athens NY, carrot tops from Conuco Farm in New Paltz NY and mint from J Glebocki Farms LLC. We also met many people from the Fort Greene neighborhood. There were many questions about the […]
Aug 13, 2012
Inwood Welcomes Textile Lab
The community at Inwood includes many people who are interested in sustainability and the environment. Many visitors stopped by Textile Lab to learn about natural dyes. We created dyes with sunflowers and eucalyptus from J Glebocki Farms, Orange County NY. Mariko Hashimoto visited the lab. Mariko is a licensed Aromatherapist and Esthetician who lives in Inwood where […]
Aug 7, 2012
Textile Lab Back On The Road for 2012!
Textile Lab will be visiting the GrowNYC Greenmarkets starting Saturday August 11th! We will be at the Inwood market from 10am-3pm harvesting plants and flowers to make dyes and spinning local wool. Check out our schedule to see when the lab will be at your neighborhood Greenmarket! […]
Jul 11, 2012
Mid-Summer Workshop Saturday July 14th
It's mid-summer and thanks to the persistent sun, the sunflowers are doing great this year. We will be at La Finca this Saturday from 11-2pm to discuss the project and phytoremediation. Please join us.
May 17, 2012
2012 Workshops at the Field Lab
We will be spending a lot of time at La Finca del Sur this summer again, testing out some new plants and growing some more of what worked well. We will have a series of workshops on SATURDAY, MAY 19 11 — 2PM SATURDAY, JUNE 16 11 — 2PM SATURDAY, JULY 14 11 — 2PM SATURDAY, AUGUST […]