25th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
When the Waters Come, Will Our Cities Survive?
From Superstorm Sandy to the recent devastating effects of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, natural disasters make it difficult to ignore the rapid changes our climate is undergoing. Sea levels and global temperatures are rising, threatening the very existence of small island communities and historic cities alike. In response, scientists and policy makers are fighting […]
22nd Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
City of Rising Waters: A Symposium
To mark the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy — a watershed moment for New Yorkers’ awareness of the devastating impacts of climate change — join us for an afternoon program examining how New York City can survive and embrace its future as a coastal city surrounded by rising waters. This is the opening program in our new series, New York’s Future in a Changing […]
10th May 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
2017 Waterfront Conference: Measuring Our Harbor: Strong, Healthy and Open
Measuring Our Harbor: Strong, Healthy and Open The 2017 Waterfront Conference provides a platform for participants to debate the future of our region’s waterfronts, and prepare to tackle the challenges ahead in the next decade and beyond. How will we as a region secure the means necessary to sustain our waterfront as a vital commercial, […]
20th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Resilient Cities, Livable Futures
Urban Resilience to Weather-related Extreme Events in the US and Latin America This event will be livestreamed at: https://livestream.com/TheNewSchool/Resilient-Cities-Livable-Futures Join researchers from the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) alongside practitioners, government representatives, and environmental justice leaders from 10 United States and Latin American cities who will share progress, challenges, and needs […]
18th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Resiliency Speaker Series: Composting 101
As part of its Resiliency Speaker Series, join Rockaway Waterfront Alliance and the New York City Compost Project to learn how to compost in your backyard or community garden. This workshop will cover compost recipes, elements, basic tools and site designs in order to successfully compost your garden waste and food scraps. It will also […]
23rd Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Walling Off What Matters: Advocating for Holistic Waterfront Resilience in NYC
This workshop will look at several potential funding / governing solutions, such as creating an RMIA (Resilient Manufacturing and Maritime Industrial Area), creating hyper local Resilient Advocates and integrating community based organizing. The workshop is looking to gain feedback on improving such methods and to connect local waterfront community organizations dealing with similar issues. Join Impact Hub NYC from noon-1pm every weekday between Jan 23rd and May 1st for free workshops in direct response to Trump's first 100 days plan.
Oct 30, 2016
Why do we live by the water, and what should we do now?
Workshops for Lower Manhattan's Coastal Resiliency Project let the members of public speak up about what kind of seawall we want to have.
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.
Aug 9, 2016
Executive Director, Chinatown Partnership
Chinatown was hurt during Hurricane Sandy, with many non-English speaking elderly stranded in high rises without water, lights, heat, or elevators. What future plans for the historic neighborhood are best, as projections for sea level rise increase?
Jun 27, 2016
Is NYC ready for serious sea level rise: a talk with Klaus Jacob (transcript)
Lilas Randrianarivony, Emily Rutland, Ana Deustua and Angie Koo attended Klaus Jacob’s talk at the AIA/Center for Architecture in March. Emily Rutland assisted with transcription, and additional lecture notes were provided by Angie Koo and Ana Deustua. Lilas’ synopsis of the talk is below, followed by a complete transcript: Our former Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, announced that […]
Jun 27, 2016
A sea level walk, and Klaus Jacob
Let’s assume Landmarks Preservation designation for the entire city – what would be necessary to keep it above water at the end of the century?
Mar 29, 2016
Beginning the Baykeeper
In recent years, science and policy have been catching up with Andrew Willner's vision for a sustainable harbor.
Nov 18, 2015
Co-Founder, Power Rockaways Resilience
The Power Rockaways Resilience team developed cultural knowledge so valuable that it led to an award from the White House.
Apr 6, 2015
CUSP map: taking a look under the hood of the city
A new crowdsourced map shows some important features of the city and describes how we can respond to changing climate.
Mar 22, 2015
New York's lead role in solving for the future
A panel at Columbia looked at how New York is taking a leading role in how cities both cope with, and solve, the planetary challenge of climate change.
14th Mar 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Roots of Resilience
In keeping with the notion of sankofa—remembering the past in order to move forward—this year’s theme, “Roots of Resilience,” will examine the ways in which sustainability is tradition, not trend.
Mar 2, 2015
Executive Dean, Parsons The New School for Design
"We’re educating students who will go out into the world and have 60 years or more of productive and engaged life. What is the world going to be like 60 years from now?"
24th Feb 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
Exploring Creative Community Resilience
Climate-adapted neighbourhoods. Green boulevards. Community food forests. Around the world, more and more cities are committing to ambitious projects aimed at building resilience in light of climate change. On February 24, 2015 we will convene at The New School to draw from the experiences of grassroots organizers, co-design champions, urban planning professionals, storytellers and representatives from many other fields of social innovation (that’s you!) to explore how to make resilience a collaborative and inclusive process of “civic imagination”.