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A WEEKLY FEED OF NEWS AND IDEAS TO ENJOY IN A SUSTAINABLE CITY
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.
by Gabriela Kappes
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 […]
by Richard Reiss
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 […]
by Devon Kennedy
Aug 12, 2014
Our Climate Projected: an artistic conversation on climate change
Jessie Reilly's participatory project Our Climate Projected is one way you can help spread the word about the UN Climate Summit and march.
by Chelsea Watson
Aug 11, 2014
City Atlas Roundup - Events August 11th-August 17th
Check out these great sus­tain­able events rounded up for you by City Atlas!  Click on date for full event list­ings for that day.   For more events through out the com­ing weeks check out the City Atlas events cal­en­dar! If you would like to sub­mit an event click here.     MONDAY AUGUST 11 SUSTAINABILITY, PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS […]
by Trude Chandler
Aug 6, 2014
Studying urban resilience at Jamaica Bay
The meet­ing place of the new Sci­ence and Resilience Insti­tute at Jamaica Bay used to be an air­port. That the for­mer Floyd Ben­nett Field now hosts infor­ma­tion about the sur­round­ing park­land and wildlife per­haps hints at the kind of flex­i­ble ‘resilience’ for which the insti­tute aims. Resilience is not nec­es­sar­ily about pre­serv­ing a land­scape as it is today, in a fixed form, for­ever. It’s about […]
by Abigail Carney
Aug 4, 2014
City Atlas Roundup - Events August 4th-August 10th
Check out these great sus­tain­able events rounded up for you by City Atlas!  Click on date for full event list­ings for that day.   For more events through out the com­ing weeks check out the City Atlas events cal­en­dar! If you would like to sub­mit an event click here.   MONDAY AUGUST 4 FARM SCHOOL NYC BENEFIT 7:00PM […]
by Trude Chandler
Jul 29, 2014
A local guide to FringeNYC
With shows from over 200 companies appearing at FringeNYC, the program guide may feel intimidating. Here, we suggest a few shows that are relevant to what we care about at City Atlas: New York and its future.
by City Atlas
Jul 28, 2014
LES gets a U: architecture + culture = resilience
City Atlas spoke with one of the designers of the Big U about the design philosophy behind the Big U, the process of working with the community, and what New York City can learn from Copenhagen.
by Abigail Carney
Jul 22, 2014
DJs & and sculpture blend on Saturdays at MoMA PS1 Warm Up
City Atlas attended Warm Up at MoMA PS1 to dance, give out temporary tattoos, and hang out in a fungi sculpture. Warm Up, an outdoor music series, will take place every Saturday through September 6 in the courtyard of MoMA PS1.
by Abigail Carney
Jul 22, 2014
City Atlas Roundup - Events July 22nd-July 27th
Check out these great sus­tain­able events rounded up for you by City Atlas!  Click on date for full event list­ings for that day.   For more events through out the com­ing weeks check out the City Atlas events cal­en­dar! If you would like to sub­mit an event click here.   TUESDAY JULY 22 THINK BEYOND PLASTIC FORUM 6:30PM […]
by Trude Chandler
Jul 18, 2014
Getting to know transition culture at COFFEED
A discussion of Transition culture, the global movement of communities organizing to build environmental and economic resilience at COFFEED, the socially responsible, sustainable cafe.
by Erin X. Wong
Jul 15, 2014
Muscota Marsh: the recent return of a wetland habitat in upper Manhattan
At almost the north end of Manhattan, on 218th Street and Indian Road, there is a one-acre park, taken up mostly by a wetland. Columbia University created this park, called Muscota Marsh, in collaboration with the New York City parks department. It opened early this year.
by Devon Kennedy
Jul 15, 2014
City Atlas Roundup - Events July 15th-July 20th
Check out these great sus­tain­able events rounded up for you by City Atlas!   TUESDAY JULY 15 TWILIGHT BAT & INSECT WALK 7:45PM — 9:15PM Explore the mys­ter­ies of Cen­tral Park at twi­light as NYC Audubon seeks these fas­ci­nat­ing and mis­un­der­stood fly­ing mammals—and learn about their great impor­tance to our environment.     WEDNESDAY JULY 16 […]
by Trude Chandler
Jul 11, 2014
Vision Zero becomes the law
In line with Vision Zero, the recent city initiative to reduce traffic-related injuries and deaths, on June 23 Mr. de Blasio signed 11 new traffic bills into law which are designed to tighten traffic enforcement and traffic data collection efforts.
by Gabriela Kappes
Jul 8, 2014
Rebuild by Design and Seaport City: NYC's coastal future takes shape
Rebuild by Design is an on-going search for policy-based solutions for protecting New York, and other vulnerable coastal cities. It’s no surprise that the finalists of the Rebuild by Design competition proposed projects for storm protection that reflect the New York ideals of creativity and practicality.
by Travis Gonzalez
Jul 6, 2014
Fracking and China's energy revolution | 水力压裂与中国能源革命
China is our essential partner on climate and energy. The Asia Society recently brought together five experts to discuss the role of fracking in China's energy future.
by Jingwen Tong
Jul 1, 2014
Relax and recharge at Brighton Beach
Brighton Beach is a multicultural day trip to the sea.
by Erin X. Wong