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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
Jun 26, 2014
Studying climate change in Central Park
To a New Yorker, trying to explain the value of Central Park is a bit like trying to explain the value of the air we breathe, but a Columbia report makes a more practical list of the park's many benefits.
by Devon Kennedy
Jun 24, 2014
The business case for fast action on climate
This morning the Risky Business project released, “A Climate Risk Assessment For the United States.” The group formed to evaluate the economic risks of climate change in the United States and found that they are both immediate and immense.
by Abigail Carney
Jun 22, 2014
The world slackline championship comes to Central Park
City Atlas attended the Adventures NYC 10 Year Anniversary Weekend in Central Park, where there was kayaking, rock climbing, paddleboarding, and more.
by Abigail Carney
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.
by Trude Chandler
Jun 19, 2014
Seeking individual responsibility, Part 2: Balance
Some advo­cates aren’t wait­ing for reg­u­la­tions to change their behav­ior, and are doing it themselves.
by Erin X. Wong
Jun 12, 2014
The power of local governments to plan for climate change
In a country where the president has been forced to work around Congress on climate strategy, the onus may be on local governments to take the challenge of long-term climate planning into their own hands. And local governments around the U.S. and the globe seem to be attempting just that, according to the results of the Urban Climate Change Governance Survey.
by Deborah Secular
Jun 11, 2014
Is New York sustainable for artists?
It’s graduation season and many graduating art majors are choosing between running towards or away from New York City. Whether staying or leaving, the young artists we interviewed all seem to agree that New York’s mecca-like quality is related to its human capital.
by Jingwen Tong
Jun 9, 2014
Guide to NYC Greenmarkets
Summer is a great time to get local food in the city, because in a while, all of the city’s Greenmarkets will be open. This guide lists all of the Greenmarkets in the city.
by Devon Kennedy
Jun 6, 2014
Vacant lots into community gardens: a profile of 596 Acres
596 Acres seeks to turn the abundance of vacant lots in New York City into opportunity. Its mission is to help make unused land in the city accessible and to help transform it into “community resources,” usually gardens.
by Devon Kennedy