Tag Archives: infrastructure

24th-28th Sep 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
CITIESALIVE 2018
GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE: DESIGNING THE FUTURE OF RESILIENCE What is the future of our city regions? Will they be unbearably hot and regularly flooded by intense rains and high tides?  Will they be increasingly unhealthy and more divided between ‘us and them’?  Will there be a lack of green space and job opportunities? CitiesAlive provides green […]
by Truly Johnson
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
16th May 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
May Forum: Resilient Solar
As the solar energy industry continues its breakneck growth, more questions arise around how we can use this intermittent source of energy and still have reliably consistent power. This issue becomes even more critical in an era of more frequent and catastrophic climate events that can and have taken down the electrical grid.   In […]
by Ashley Brown
1st Mar 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
The Architectural League's Emerging Voices Night 1
Chris Baribeau, modus studio, Fayetteville David Seiter, Future Green Studio, Brooklyn Introduced by Jing Liu 1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs The first evening of the annual Emerging Voices lecture series. Emerging Voices spotlights individuals and firms based in the United States, Canada, or Mexico with distinct design voices and the potential to influence the disciplines of […]
by Truly Johnson
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
10th Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Issues From Transportation Hell
Part of Sierra Club’s 2017-2018 Sustainability Series Speakers: William Henderson – Executive Director of Riders Council to MTA Nick Sifuentes – Executive Director of Tri-State Transportation Campaign Letitia James – Public Advocate Doors open at 6:30pm for refreshments, program start at 7pm
by Truly Johnson
20th 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 […]
by Rui Zhao
21st Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Studio@theCenter: Animal Architecture
Young people grades 3-5, explore architecture through design projects, field trips and building activities during these 3-day programs at the Center for Architecture, held during winter and spring school vacations. Programs are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Animal Architecture (Grades 3-5)  Have you ever been curious about where animals live? Students will explore how […]
by Marlyn Marrero
2nd Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Urban Design Principles for Planning New York City
The NYC Department of City Planning’s mission is to plan the future of the city of New York. One of the core values of this mission is the concern for the livability of New York City’s neighborhoods and quality of the urban design that shapes them. As DCP works to advance comprehensive neighborhood planning and […]
by Marlyn Marrero
13th-22nd Jan 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter
For over 60 million persons in the world today, shelter is defined through constant movement or escape. Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter explores the ways in which contemporary architecture and design have addressed notions of shelter in light of global refugee emergencies. From the strengthening of international borders to the logistics of mobile housing systems, how […]
by Marlyn Marrero
21st Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Jane Jacobs Centennial Lecture: Janette Sadik-Khan
Janette Sadik-Khan, former NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner who introduced pedestrian plazas, bike lanes and bike sharing, will speak on the legacy of writer and preservationist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), whose work changed the way the world views and understands cities. Award-winning author and preservationist Roberta Brandes Gratz will introduce Sadik-Khan.
by Lilas Randrianarivony
19th Nov 2016-16th Jan 2017
Holiday Train Show
For the 25th anniversary of NYC's favorite winter tradition, enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.
by Lilas Randrianarivony
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
6th Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Van Alen Book Club Graphic Novel Edition: Robert Moses: The Master Builder of New York City
Lionized and loathed, Robert Moses’ complex legacy is one that we live with every day, and it retold as a graphic novel by Pierre Christin and Oliver Balez. Join us for a discussion of how Moses’ decades-long mandate allowed him to negotiate all levels of local, state, and federal control to reshape New York City […]
by Marlyn Marrero
29th Oct 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Remember Sandy: A Waterfront Walking Tour of the Lower East Side
When Superstorm Sandy blew into New York City on October 29 2012, it fractured much of the region’s critical urban infrastructure and revealed significant social, economic and political fault lines across the city. Storm surge poured into power plants and disabled New York City’s water and transit systems, and in the wake of the floods […]
by Marlyn Marrero
15th-16th Oct 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Open House New York Weekend
For two days each October, the annual Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York.
by Angie Koo
13th Oct 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Free Energy Workshop
If you are interested in learning more about how to make your home more energy efficient, and the financial and environmental benefits, please join us !
by Lilas Randrianarivony
22nd Sep 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Ensuring Urban Resilience, Come Hell Or High Water
Urban resilience also means changes in land use along with better and more equitable ways to protect a city's people. Realizing these innovations requires that New York and other great cities must give high priority to advancing the emerging capacities to foster and make the most of new approaches to climate risk management.
by Lilas Randrianarivony