May 29, 2015
What's your big idea?
We're thinking big. Trans-Atlantic big.
May 23, 2015
The great nuclear hope returns
One puzzle on which top experts disagree is the role of nuclear power in providing a solution to climate change.
May 5, 2015
Here Comes Solar: residential solar comes to NYC
Will solar panels soon become as iconic to New York's rooftops as the ubiquitous water tower?
Apr 22, 2015
Insouciant coyotes take Manhattan
An adventurous coyote led police on a futile chase through Riverside Park on the Upper West Side, the second to be seen in Manhattan in April, and the sixth NYC coyote sighting of 2015, a record-breaking pace.
Apr 6, 2015
CUSP map: taking a look under the hood of the city
A new crowdsourced map shows some important features of the city and describes how we can respond to changing climate.
Mar 28, 2015
Bicycling around a warming globe
Part epic journey, part field research: David Kroodsma and Lindsey Fransen bicycled across Asia researching climate. It turns out that low carbon travel is possible with time and strong legs, and probably a much better way to see things.
Mar 22, 2015
New York's lead role in solving for the future
A panel at Columbia looked at how New York is taking a leading role in how cities both cope with, and solve, the planetary challenge of climate change.
Mar 12, 2015
Secrets of Brooklyn Bridge Park
What makes this park, a new jewel for New York City, so successful?
Mar 2, 2015
Executive Dean, Parsons The New School for Design
"We’re educating students who will go out into the world and have 60 years or more of productive and engaged life. What is the world going to be like 60 years from now?"
Feb 23, 2015
A new book about what we don't know
Gernot Wagner is an economist who focuses on what he doesn’t know. Tail events, the black swans, the unknown unknowns. The future.
Feb 14, 2015
How can global finance...help the globe?
Can global finance rapidly shift gears to trigger a new wave of sustainable investing?
Jan 25, 2015
Using geology to fix the atmosphere
What if the key to halting climate change lay not in the atmosphere above our heads, but in the rock beneath our feet?
Jan 12, 2015
Answering the hardest question on campus
By the time college freshmen graduate in 2018, we'll know whether we've moved quickly enough on climate agreements and behavior change to stay within the 2°C target.
Dec 28, 2014
"In Dutch and English days, immense beds of oysters grew in the harbor. They bordered the shores of Brooklyn and Queens, and they encircled Manhattan, Staten Island, and the islands in the Upper Bay..."
Dec 7, 2014
The wilderness of the Gowanus Canal
Miska Draskoczy’s photography brings to life an area of Brooklyn that has only recently gotten major attention – for its real estate potential, Whole Foods establishment, and a new wave of gentrification. But the photographs included in Draskoczy’s recent solo show “Gowanus Wild” (Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn) reveal another Gowanus. The images in the show were all taken at night, usually between midnight […]
Nov 29, 2014
MAS Summit 2014: four visits to New York's big survey of ideas
This year's theme was 'equity, place, and opportunity,' and the conference comprised a brisk review of new ideas and commentary on how to make the city work for all its citizens.
Nov 25, 2014
Climate change knowledge for an urbanized planet: UCCRN
The people behind the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) are passionate about delivering climate science to cities, with over 100 citations in the latest IPCC report. So who are they?
Nov 9, 2014
The case for the electric taxi
In his January 2013 State of the City Address, Mayor Bloomberg called for a one-third electric taxi fleet by 2020. What will it take to make that happen?