Nov 9, 2014
The case for the electric taxi
In his January 2013 State of the City Address, Mayor Bloomberg called for a one-third electric taxi fleet by 2020. What will it take to make that happen?
Mar 16, 2014
Spring 2014 tree giveaways have begun
Pick up your free tree! In partnership with community organizations in Queens, NYRP is giving away trees. NYC residents can pick up free trees and learn how to plant and care for them. Mark your calendars with the date and location that works for you. MillionTreesNYC, one of the 132 PlaNYC initiatives, is a citywide, […]
Jul 25, 2013
Book review: The City and The Coming Climate
New York has persevered through two heat waves so far in summer 2013, including a day that broke the Con Ed record for peak energy use. When will we experience the next heat wave and how bad will it be?
Jul 16, 2013
Incredible green roof on P.S. 41
Kids at P.S. 41 in Greenwich Village now have a green roof to use as a learning lab -- and the school saves energy too.
Jun 26, 2013
The latest climate analysis for NYC: what's it mean for us?
How can we adapt and rebuild responsibly?
19th Jun 2013, 12:00am-12:00am
Women in Green, Pecha Kucha Forum
This June Forum where several established “women in green” will take the stage to talk about the myriad paths that lead them to where they are now in the sustainable field. It will be in the Pecha Kucha format, where each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds – that’s six minutes and forty seconds of fast-paced enlightenment before the […]
13th Jun 2013, 12:00am-12:00am
The Road Forward: Putting Resilience Into Action
This convening will provide a an opportunity for conference participants to take a critical look at the various report recommendations, discuss their implementation, and consider what else is needed for a comprehensive resilience strategy for New York.
8th Jun 2013, 12:00am-12:00am
We Love Our Trees Hands-On Street Tree Care Clinic
Get your hands a little dirty learning how to care for and beautify the street trees on your block!
Mar 20, 2013
Free trees from the NYRP
The New York Restoration Project, the Bette Midler-founded, community garden-protecting organization has announced its annual Spring Tree Giveaway. The NYRP, in partnership with Toyota, will be giving away 4,500 trees over thirty separate giveaway days from March until May. Register here to get a tree and learn more about the restrictions you have to agree […]
Mar 13, 2013
A new word for NYC: bioswales
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy the issue of New York’s vulnerability to flooding has stepped to the forefront of media concerns. And rightly so. With a mountain of scientific data indicating the future holds increased threats from global warming, a coastal city like New York can ill afford to ignore the problem of flooding. […]
Nov 15, 2012
Revisiting the Rising Currents solutions: creating buffer zones for the city
As a series of posts on City Atlas have shown, the storm that swamped New York on October 29th pushed climate change onto the national agenda in a way that no other weather event has. “You can’t say any one single event is reflective of climate change,” William Solecki, the co-chairman of the New York City […]
Oct 18, 2012
Where the rich use public transport...
A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transport — paraphrased from Enrique Penalosa, former Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia The quote* above has been gaining traction recently, and with good reason. Developed countries are focusing more on sustainability, whereas the use of public transportation brings environmental and […]
Oct 11, 2012
Parks get greener
We should not automatically view parks as being environmentally friendly by their nature...
Sep 30, 2012
Artist and designer, City As Living Laboratory
"I really have this fantasy, this image, that a community could develop that begins to picture New York in a bigger way."
Jun 20, 2012
Breaking ground on soundview park
On Monday, June 18, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., joined Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe and other elected officials to break ground on improvements to Soundview Park. Soundview Park is one of the eight regional parks being transformed under PlaNYC, the City’s long-term plan for a greener, greater New York. The […]
May 3, 2012
City Zoning Turns Green
The City Council just approved a far reaching set of zoning changes to smooth the path for building owners to adopt new, green technologies. How could this transform the city in the next ten years?
Apr 24, 2012
Attention New Yorkers! Would You Like A Free Tree?
MillionTreesNYC – Tree Giveaway Calendar Trees will be given away to NYC residents on a first-come, first-served basis until supplies run out. One tree can be adopted per address. Please note that trees cannot be planted on rooftops, terraces, or in city parks. Simple tree planting and care instructions come with your tree. All you […]
Apr 13, 2012
Where would New York be without public transportation? New York’s transportation system moves more people and goods than anywhere in the world. Our subway system alone was built almost a century ago. However, as every New Yorker knows, buses and trains can be unreliable and inconsistent. Improving public transportation is an investment in […]