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Teaching low-carbon living

Law professor Karl Coplan reached the Pacific in June, 2019, after riding his bike from the East Coast. And now he’s written a book about how to live extremely well, and on a tiny footprint.

Walter Meyer

The Power Rockaways Resilience team developed cultural knowledge so valuable that it led to an award from the White House.

Looking back at IDEAS CITY 2015

Being at one of the booths of the IDEAS CITY festival was nothing like I expected it to be.

Dematerializing the car

Ecologist Eric Sanderson has written a carefully detailed and beautifully designed book on the need to redesign society without cars. Projjal Dutta, Director of Sustainability for the MTA,…

Fifty Years of Landmarks

New York’s Landmarks Law preserves not only the culture of the past, but the energy put into buildings of the past.

Joel Towers

“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?”

Rebuild by Design and Seaport City: NYC’s coastal future takes shape

Rebuild by Design is an on-going search for policy-based solutions for protecting New York, and other vulnerable coastal cities. It’s no surprise that the finalists of the Rebuild by Design competition proposed projects for storm protection that reflect the New York ideals of creativity and practicality.

Is New York sustainable for artists?

It’s graduation season and many graduating art majors are choosing between running towards or away from New York City. Whether staying or leaving, the young artists we interviewed all seem to agree that New York’s mecca-like quality is related to its human capital.