21st Sep 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Politics of Climate Change and the Promise of Offshore Wind in New York
Please join us to talk about politics and clean energy with State Senator Liz Krueger and Deepwater Wind VP of Development Clint Plummer. Deepwater built the first offshore wind farm in the USA. http://dwwind.com/project/block-island-wind-farm/ http://blog.nwf.org/2016/08/americas-first-offshore-wind-power-project-is-complete /https://www.facebook.com/DeepwaterWind There will be a wine and cheese reception. You can RSVP here, or by contacting Nick Moore at 518-462-5526 ext. […]
4th Sep 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Garden City|Mega City: Rethinking Cities for the Age of Global Warming
Explore how cities can be both a solution for population increase and global warming by taking a look at urban areas all over the world.
17th Aug 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Harlem Creek Tour - Part I
Join urban explorer Steve Duncan in finding Harlem Creek’s buried path through Central Park to the Harlem Muir as Steve explains how the waterway functions today.
28th Jul 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Civic Art Lab | Opening Event & Art Exhibition: "Sustainability Through the Global Lens"
Please join us for the Civic Art Lab 2016 opening event and an evening featuring talks by artists/sustainability professionals Grace Johnson and Chloe Holden.
9th Jul 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Zoning New York Scavenger Hunt
Open House New York and the Museum of the City of New York invite you to celebrate the centennial anniversary of New York City’s zoning resolution with a citywide scavenger hunt to uncover how the invisible forces of zoning have shaped the city around us, from the dramatic setbacks of Jazz Age skyscrapers to the vast open plazas of mid-century Modernism.
27th Jun 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Design in the Age of Efficiency
With recent legislation, new construction and major renovations of New York City-owned buildings now have to meet some of the highest efficiency standards in the nation. Learn about the new laws with policy and design experts, and discuss what they may mean for the building industry. Refreshments will be served.
15th Jun 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Power Lines: Short Documentary Screening and Discussion
Presented with The Atlantic and CityLab, Season Two of the short documentary series Van Alen Sessions explores the future of the energy grid. Join us for a preview screening of new episodes that spotlight solutions to the outdated energy infrastructure that currently puts millions of city dwellers at risk, and reveal ambitious designs for tomorrow’s […]
12th Jun 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
L Train Shutdown Charette
https://www.vanalen.org/events/l-train-shutdown-charette/ As neighborhoods along the L train brace for an interruption in service of unprecedented scale, this fast-paced competition asks interdisciplinary teams to propose implementable interventions that look beyond shuttle buses and private cars. Participants from both the design and non-design fields are invited to this program that asks how unforeseen design solutions can facilitate […]
4th Jun 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
NYC Park's Treescount! Data Jam
On Saturday, June 4th, NYC Parks will unveil NYC’s latest urban forest dataset, the most spatially accurate map of New York City’s street trees. Join NYC Parks, TreesCount! partners, tree care volunteers, and other civic hackers to learn about your urban forest and what impact street trees have on our daily lives. For a limited […]
19th May 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Streams Beneath New York City
“Urban streams serve a vital role in promoting sustainability by filtering and containing runoff, serving as linear park corridors and reminding us of nature’s presence in the city.” Matt Malina, Director and Founder of NYC H2O will be speaking about NYC’s incredible water system. Sergey Kadinsky, author of Hidden Waters of New York City will be signing […]
4th May 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Giving More than They Take
Net Zero Energy and Net Positive buildings are the exemplars that will significantly reduce carbon emissions in New York City: buildings that give more than they take. Achieving Net Zero, however, is a tremendous challenge in a urban environment where density, shadows, and restricted roof area often limit PV, where a focus on first cost […]
13th Apr 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Making Cities Healthier, Resilient and Sustainable
Find out different strategies for improving the management of natural resources in New York City.
23rd Mar 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Protecting New York's Water
This class session will consider the use of advocacy, science, the law, and sustainable infrastructure design in safeguarding or restoring watersheds and estuaries.
22nd Mar 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
A Changing City: Weather and Climate
Join us as MTA engineers, scientists, policy makers, and emergency planners must work together to navigate these changes and their impact on the transit system.
17th Mar 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Habitat III Agenda and Gender Equality: Safe Cities and Safe Public spaces for Women and for All
In preparation towards the third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), to be held in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016, UN Women Office in Ecuador in close coordination with the DED’s office proposes a CSW-60 side event on “Habitat III Agenda and Gender Equality, Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for Women and for All.” The side event provides the opportunity to influence the process towards Habitat III. It will advocate for the full recognition of and the important contributions of women to the urban development agenda.
6th Mar 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
New York Transit Museum: Special Day for Special Kids
Enjoy the Transit Museum before we open to the public! This FREE event is for children with special needs and their families.
25th Feb 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
How Design Can Feed a Hungry Planet
Hungry? Join The School of Constructed Environments (SCE) and the editor of the food design site MOLD in a wide-ranging discussion on the future of food, touching on topics like product design for entomophogy, 3D food printing, and reducing food waste.
8th Feb 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Oculus Book Talk "Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars"
Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars explores recent trends that show that Americans, particularly Millennials, have been driving markedly less than they used to. Author Sam Schwartz describes how this change in car usage ultimately benefits cities, making them healthier and increasing property values, in a book that has been praised for its timeliness and insight.