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Rise of the Supertalls: Planning, Preservation & Community Participation

Supertall towers and new construction are changing New York’s historic neighborhoods. Many are built as-of-right without any community input. The final panel in this series will look at issues around these new buildings and how City agencies, the City Council, and real estate professionals are managing the development and planning process.

An energy town hall on the Upper East Side

The most modern idea in architecture is the Passive House, which only needs a tiny amount of heating and cooling as compared to a conventional structure. We learned more at a town hall on energy.

We’re Burnin’ Daylight

Commercial office spaces are using advanced controls and other daylighting strategies to reduce energy loads. Join Urban Green Council to discuss the outcomes, advantages and challenges of these advanced systems.