Tag Archives: climate change

8th Aug 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Designing Green Roofs and Rooftop Farms
Calling all architects, landscape designers, urban planners, sustainability coordinators and greening professionals of all stripes! Whether you’re responding to an affordable housing RFP, or designing a high-end luxury hotel or condo building, you are likely to be integrating green roofs and or edible plantings into your design. This course will provide you with an in-depth look […]
by chad
8th Jun 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Climate Change in NYC: Bridging Science and Practice
Confronting the challenges of a rapidly urbanizing world threatened by climate change requires expanding on the traditional influence and capabilities of architects, landscape architects, and urbanists. Climate science, natural systems, and compact urban forms must be integrated to configure dynamic, desirable, and healthy communities.  The program’s panel members will draw from their contributions to the […]
by alexandra
1st-3rd Jun 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Holoscenes
Presented with the World Science Festival as part of its 10th anniversary season and produced by MAPP International Productions. A visceral and visual performative collision of the human body and water, born of the concern that as global sea levels rise, flooding and drought will become the central issues of the 21st century.
by Angie Koo
24th May 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
The Steely City
The next Urban Salon will focus on resiliency, both in the material sense and in the social sense. We will explore models of the "future New York" in the face of climate change and (other yet to occur crises) and the lived experience of past events, most memorably and recently, Hurricane Sandy. How have New Yorkers stood up in times when resilience is required? How can you plan for community response for future events? How can New York continue to grow in an equitable and sustainable way? How do we see issues of equity surface at moments such as Hurricane Sandy and in the government's response? Given the recent election and the uncertainty around federal support for urban infrastructure projects, how can and should New York plan for the future? The panel will be held in Package Free Shop, a recently opened mecca for living zero-waste.
by Angie Koo
12th May 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Climate, Jobs and Justice Accountability Forum
Let's translate the energy of the People's Climate March and the Trump resistance into political impact in NYC: join a mass people's interview of NYC Mayor de Blasio, Public Advocate James and Comptroller Stringer. Come learn about the issues, and then hear our city's leaders' views, question them on the big issues, hold them accountable, and urge them to take the bold policy action we need!
by Angie Koo
4th May 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Collaborating for Change: A New Vision of Climate Adaptation
The Sustainable Development Capstone Workshop in conjunction with the Earth Institute will host a panel discussion at Columbia University on Thursday, May 4, 2017. The panel will bring together a range of experts working within the field of climate adaptation in order to showcase the diversity of work on this topic. The event will provide […]
by jianzhi
29th Apr 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
People's Climate Movement
Join the Peoples Climate Movement this April 29th in Washington, D.C. and across the country to stand up for our communities and climate. Everything we have struggled to move forward in the United States is in peril. Our loved ones feel under siege, and those in power in Washington are advancing a dark and dangerous vision of America that we know is untrue. To change everything, we need everyone.
by Angie Koo
22nd Apr 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
March for Science New York City
The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. The mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted.
by Angie Koo
20th Apr 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Telling a coherent story: climate & public health
Join us as we discuss the future of public health in a time of climate change. This event is open to the public.
by Richard Reiss
19th Apr 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Earth Week: Going Beyond "Green"
Join the Tishman Environment and Design Center for an interactive showcase of community-based participatory research led by New School faculty and students addressing the impacts of climate change and other environmental threats to community well-being and social justice. Faculty grant winners and student scholars will share their Tishman Center-funded research that applies policy, design, and […]
by Victoria Tsang
20th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Kim Stanley Robinson and the Science Friday Book Club
Science Friday host Ira Flatow is sitting down with acclaimed science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson to talk about his latest book New York 2140. The book envisions a not-so-distant future in which sea levels have risen, the streets of New York have become canals, and skyscrapers have become islands. The discussion will include a Q&A, book signing, and a demonstration from the Science Friday Education team. Tickets are $15 and include a Strand gift card for the same amount.
by Angie Koo
18th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Dune Planting
Come join the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance for a community volunteer day culminating in a celebration of the land and water. For this dune planting we will be restoring native plants to create a natural protective buffer of dunes along the East End of the Rockaways. Adults and kids alike are welcome to participate in this […]
by Marlyn Marrero
15th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Water & Power: A California Heist
Gonna be a lot of irate citizens when they find out that they’re paying for water they’re not gonna get. — Jack Nicholson as J.J. “Jake” Gittes in Chinatown In 1994, a handful of California state officials met in secret with representatives from big agriculture to transform wide swaths of formerly arid land into some of […]
by Marlyn Marrero
3rd Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
New York Sea Level Rise Projections: Implications for Law, Land Use, Buildings and Infrastructure
As required by a 2014 state statute, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has just issued official sea level rise projections. They reflect a range of possible scenarios; at the high end, sea level in the New York City area could rise 75 inches (6.2 feet) by the year 2100.This program will explore how these projections, now that they are embodied in a formal regulation, will affect a broad range of decisions in building and infrastructure siting, design, construction and materials; insurance and financing; environmental impact review; and securities disclosure.
by Angie Koo
10th Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
City of Science Series: Understanding Urban Habitats
Ecology has historically focused on natural environments, but scientists are increasingly turning their attention to understanding urban ecosystems. With 50% of the world’s population living in cities — and the heightened risks associated with climate change, green spaces, and flooding — studying urban habitats offers keys to design and planning that can help cities work better. Hear from a panel of CUNY experts in this growing field, including Charles Vörösmarty, director of the GC’s Advanced Science Research Center’s Environmental Sciences Initiative, and others.
by Angie Koo
8th Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Big Deals: Visionary Responses to Climate Change in NYC
At this moment, two very different and unusual projects for addressing climate change are being explored in New York City. Plans are proceeding for a project by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group to create a storm barrier called The Dryline (BIG U), which addresses New York City’s vulnerability to coastal flooding with a protective ribbon […]
by Marlyn Marrero
8th Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Citizen's Climate Lobby Brooklyn Chapter Startup Meeting
Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization pushing for political action on climate change. Come join us as we (re)start up CCL's Brooklyn chapter, and get to work pushing for sensible climate action policy at the local, state and national level.
by Angie Koo
20th Jan 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
ANTARCTICA: ICE AND SKY
From Oscar-winning director Luc Jacquet (March of the Penguins) comes a stirring portrait of French glaciologist, Claude Lorius, whose groundbreaking research in Antarctica gave us the first clear evidence of man-made global climate change. Film opens on 1/20 at Cinema Village.
by Angie Koo