Feb 28, 2014
Youth Bike Summit 2014
A three-day national conference on bicycling grew from discussion with interns at Recycle-A-Bicycle.
Feb 15, 2014
Solar power comes to Brooklyn
Home solar power has been booming across the US. But here in New York City, how would one go about going solar? Solarize Brooklyn just guided 23 homes through the process.
Feb 13, 2014
Food and farming journalism fellowship seeks applicants
The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism is offering Food and Farming Journalism Fellowships in a new program established by Michael Pollan. Applications due 3/1/14.
Feb 3, 2014
P.S. 41 develops a new green roof curriculum
P.S. 41 and partners are seeking support for the development of a green roof curriculum for school kids.
Jan 29, 2014
Pete Seeger: Sailing the Hudson in the name of activism
Pete Seeger launched the sloop Clearwater in 1969 to clean up the Hudson River. Join him and the rest of his crew as they help create the next generation of environmental leaders to preserve and protect our earth.
Jan 26, 2014
Book review: The New York Nobody Knows
William B. Helmreich spent four years exploring New York City block by block, visiting virtually every neighborhood in every borough the best way you can -- on foot.
Jan 6, 2014
The jetstream and the potholes
The country is in a deep freeze today, but in NYC it's the yo-yoing temperatures that stand out. Meterologists wonder if a stuttering jet stream, caused by declining Arctic sea ice, is behind the swings.
Dec 19, 2013
How would you design the future NYC?
In the third of our TEDxCity2.0 videos, from an event hosted by City Atlas and the sustainable coffee bar COFFEED, Eric Sanderson introduces Mannahatta 2409. Dr. Sanderson is a Senior Conservation Ecologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the creator of the interactive project Welikia.org about the natural history of New York City (including the landscape of Manhattan, originally called […]
Dec 17, 2013
Citizenship in the 21st century
If a part of the body could think, it would never think it could survive at the cost of the whole. If we accept the extreme interconnectedness of different systems and processes on the Earth, this same concept can be applied on a societal level.
Dec 10, 2013
How NYC gets cooler: NYC°CoolRoofs
In the second of our TEDxCity2.0 videos, from an event hosted by City Atlas and the sustainable coffee bar COFFEED, Diahann Billings-Burford, New York City’s first Chief Service Officer, talks about launching NYC Service and the city-led volunteer initiative NYC°CoolRoofs. NYC°CoolRoofs leads volunteers to combat heat from climate change by painting rooftops reflective white. Over 5100 volunteers have worked with […]
Dec 5, 2013
Financing an equitable and resilient future
The New York City Bar recently hosted a conference focused on Recovery, Adaptation, Mitigation, and Planning, or RAMP, one of the many urban planning ideas developed in response to Hurricane Sandy’s impact on the city. RAMP is an initiative of the Pratt Institute, which is focusing on public programs to address the issues of a changing climate. The […]
Dec 3, 2013
Talking affordable housing with CUP
At Talking Transitions, workshop toolkit designers from The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) educate New Yorkers on the complexities and variations of affordable housing in New York City.
Nov 20, 2013
Discovering a floating park at the High Line
Make way for the High Line’s newest addition: a floating park at the Spur.
Nov 18, 2013
The future of South Queens
New York City's trendsetting oceanfront is along the Rockaway Peninsula. After Sandy, how is the city planning ahead for those neighborhoods?
Nov 13, 2013
Tacloban and New York
Typhoon Haiyan is a glimpse of what a densely populated world colliding with a radically changing climate system could look like.
Nov 11, 2013
Annual MAS Summit looks at full scope of the city's future
What comes to mind when you think about the coming years in New York City? Resilience? Livability? Community? More new tools for a sharing economy?
Nov 8, 2013
Vermont Sail Freight Project sails into New York City
A sailboat, filled with local produce and other goods, sails from Vermont to New York City, delivering its Northeast Kingdom bounty along the way.
Nov 7, 2013
TEDxLongIslandCity: Brooklyn Grange and City Growers
In the first of our videos, Anastasia Cole Plakias of Brooklyn Grange and Cara Chard of educational partner City Growers talk about building and running a rooftop farm.