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 […]
20th Apr 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Brooklyn Waters: Sea Level Rise, Sustainability, and Resilience along the Brooklyn Waterfront
The Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center (BWRC) presents Brooklyn Waters, a full-day conference on sea level rise, sustainability, and resiliency along the Brooklyn waterfront. Brooklyn Waters will examine how preparation for storm surge and rising tides has already remade – and is set to radically remake – the coastal areas of Kings County. While the Brooklyn waterfront holds much in common […]
18th Apr 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Reimagining the Good Life: Sustainability Ethics in Theory and Practice
Please join us for a half-day conference on sustainability ethics and resilience. The conference, scheduled Wednesday, April 18, 2018, brings together philosophers and other environmental theorists to address questions at the intersection of sustainability, philosophy, and ethics. These questions include: How can we revise our idea of “the good life” to promote sustainability? How do […]
15th Mar 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Socio-Ecological Resilience and the Role of the Public
Mike Menser and Denise Thompson of CUNY and Adam Parris of Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay present “Socio-Ecological Resilience and the Role of the Public” “Resilience in Jamaica Bay: the science and humanity of it all,” w/ Adam Parris, Director, Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay “Why institutions matter for resilient […]
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 […]
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
Andrew Willner, Founding Director
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.