Tag Archives: cities

31st Jul 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
The New Urban Crisis
On Tuesday, July 31st  Join Van Alen Institute as we delve into Richard Florida’s The New Urban Crisis. In 2002, Richard Florida published The Rise of the Creative Class, urging city-makers to improve their neighborhoods by investing in amenities that would attract young “makers.”Creative Class quickly became a handbook for mayors, developers, and planners, giving rise to walkability […]
by Truly Johnson
19th Jul 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Urbanist Summer Scavenger Hunt
On Thursday, July 19, 6:00–9:00 PM, the MAS Urbanists will team up with AIA New York’s Archtober to host a summer scavenger hunt. Join us and put your knowledge of local urban activism to the test. The West Village, the old stomping grounds of Jane Jacobs and the birthplace of New York City’s LGBT rights movement, is a neighborhood steeped in civic […]
by Bridget Scanlon
4th Apr 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
City Design in Times of Proliferating Informality and Climatological Crisis
This lecture by Alfredo Brillembourg will explore the work of ETH Zurich Urban-Think Tank (U-TT), an interdisciplinary design practice dedicated to high-level research and design on a variety of subjects concerned with contemporary architecture and urbanism. U-TT was co-founded by Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner, who previously co-taught at Columbia University in New York before joining […]
by isil
28th Mar 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Designing to Avoid Disaster
Thomas Fisher, a professor and Director of the Minnesota Design Center at the University of Minnesota, will discuss the fracture-critical nature of many of the systems we have put in place since the mid-20th century, how such systems are especially vulnerable to catastrophic failure, and what we need to do to create more resilient, affordable, […]
by isil
28th Feb 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Design Experiments for the Rebuilding of Houston and other Disaster Cities
Professor Natalie Jeremijenko directs the Environmental Health Clinic, and is an Associate Professor in the Visual Art Department, NYU and affiliated with the Computer Science Dept and Environmental Studies program. She will discuss design experiments for the rebuilding of Houston and how to create porous cities. NYU Urban Seminar Series: Equity, Design, and Climate Change […]
by isil
21st Feb 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Climate Change and the Future of Cities
What can cities do about climate change? How can they help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create more sustainable forms of collective life? How can they protect vulnerable people and places from the outbursts of extreme weather that are becoming evermore likely to arrive? And can they adapt to global warming without making the world […]
by isil
9th Dec 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Climate Change Symposium (for adults)
This program will address one of the most critical modern sustainability issues: climate change. The program will feature individual talks by three eminent speakers in the field of climate change. Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig, Senior Research Scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, will talk about the science and impacts of climate change; Michael […]
by Sophie Freedman
5th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
The Why and How of an International Covenant on the Right of Human Beings to the Environment
Speaker: Michel Prieur, Emeritus Professor at the University of Limoges, President of the International Center for Comparative Environmental Law Non-pizza lunch will be served. Program is sponsored by the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Human Rights Institute, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, Columbia Law School Environmental Law Society, Columbia Journal of Environmental Law. […]
by Sophie Freedman
20th Jul 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Artworks by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly are now on view at NYBG in his first major garden exhibition in New York in more than ten years. CHIHULY, presented by Bank of America, showcases more than 20 installations and includes drawings and early works that reveal the evolution and development of Chihuly’s artistic process during his celebrated […]
by chad
5th May 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Gateway Portals to the City: Infrastructure for Sustainable Urbanization
The event organized by the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization will bring together key stakeholders from Governments, UN system and other international organizations, the private sector, and civil society to engage in a dialogue that emphasizes the integrated and cross‐sectoral nature of sustainable infrastructure and portals to the city and its multiple roles in supporting the achievement of the SDGs. All modes of transport portals will be addressed.The meeting will also look at points of entry to the city from the perspective of the New Urban Agenda adopted in Quito in 2016.
by Angie Koo
8th Apr 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Humanizing Data: Data, Humanities, and the City
This day-long symposium examines how we can use data and digital strategies to enhance and disrupt the kinds of research questions, methods, and narratives that define the humanities. It also complicates the role of the urban university in a global “city-state” such as New York, where the boundaries between university and city are quite blurred. […]
by Victoria Tsang
13th Jan 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Urban Food Policy Forum: Food Systems and Regional Planning
Food related issues touch nearly every aspect of our society including the economy, health, transportation, and land and water use. Urban planners analyze these sectors in order to achieve strategic, policy, and sustainability goals with the intent of making cities work more effectively. With food playing such a pivotal role in the life of cities, planners are increasingly looked upon to take more of a central and active part in shaping the urban food environment. This forum looks at ways this is happening in New York City as illustrated by the recently released Five Borough Food Flow report and the upcoming Fourth Regional Plan.
by Angie Koo
17th Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
NY Background: Robert Bowen Screening and Performance
Through sensations of depth, sound, and movement, this uniquely collaborative experimental media work is an instrument to view the city, as it examines the iconic geopolitical landscape of Lower Manhattan in ways not previously experienced. New York City is revealed to be a panopticon of frenetic urban renewals culminating in postmodern hyperspace, geopolitical tragedy and the entropic effects of climate change.
by Angie Koo
14th Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Infrastructure for a Cooperating City
We invite you to our second workshop and salon. Explore with us the digital, physical and cultural infrastructure needed to facilitate social and economic cooperation at different scales. The Salon will take place at PrimeProduce, an emerging space (a physical infrastructure, under construction) for people who view social innovation as a craft. Please note that the location […]
by julia
9th Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Urban Forestry: Lessons learned, Challenges and Opportunities Ahead
On November 9th at Cornell Architecture Art Planning from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM, for a presentation from author Jill Jonnes, and panel discussion with expert voices in American forestry; Fiona Watt, NYC Parks| Todd Forrest, US Forest Service| Joseph Gittelman, ALB Expert
by Angie Koo
1st Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
In the Land Bank: Borrowing, Bankruptcy & Bailouts, Fast-Paced Presentations and Discussion
Who holds the strings to the public purse that pays for crucial services and ultimately determines a city’s financial survival? From grassroots land grabs and infrastructure collapse, to Community Development Block Grant programs, we’ll pinpoint the state and federal policies and land-use loopholes that have major implications for municipal money.
by Angie Koo
25th Oct 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
How to Grow a City - Presented at SohoHouse
Join us for an in-depth panel discussion into the complex landscape of cities and the challenges facing how we decide to grow them. The diverse panel of experts will share unique perspectives and insights into how they're currently shaping the future of city living.
by Angie Koo
22nd Oct 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Photo Poetry: Finding Inspiration in the Urban Environment w/ Miska Draskoczy
Learn how photography and poetry can combine to explore the rich fabric of our urban environment. Part neighborhood photo walk, part writing workshop, no prior experience is necessary, just an openness to experimentation, play and collaboration. Miska Draskoczy is a photographer and writer whose forthcoming photo book, Gowanus Wild, examines nature and wilderness in the industrial environment.
by Angie Koo