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Drake and the resilient city

With transparency and sustained idealism, Drake presented her firm’s urban sponges, parks, and “infra-sutures” that aim to heal past wounds and current conflicts caused by massive city projects–like Moses’s BQE, and by “acts of god” like Sandy.

How to recycle your cell phone or mobile device in New York City

As people continue to upgrade from their old cell phones and buy new ones, cell phone pollution simultaneously continues to grow. However, the State of New York is working hard to curb the growth of mobile device waste.

A new cost-benefit analysis for storm protection

With powerful storm surges costing the New York Metropolitan Area more and more each year, it is clear that a new flood protection system is necessary. Has it now become economically responsible from a cost-benefit standpoint?

Owning an electric car in NYC gets easier // Listo para comparer un vehículo eléctrico en NY? Ahora es más fácil

In June, Governor Cuomo announced the development of 325 new electric vehicle charging stations across New York State. How will this impact NYC drivers?

Weekend Warm Up and cool down at MoMA PS 1

Currently on display at MoMA PS 1, the sculptural installation “Wendy” uses pollutant neutralizing materials equivalent to removing 260 cars from the road.

Field Guide printed

We put together a field guide to phytoremediation based on our research and experience at La Finca del Sur this summer. It’s a 40+ page…