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The Green New Deal is the real deal

Like the original New Deal, the Green New Deal is extremely wide-ranging. It addresses agriculture, energy, transportation, economic security, the environment, and the entire social sphere besides.


GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE: DESIGNING THE FUTURE OF RESILIENCE What is the future of our city regions? Will they be unbearably hot and regularly flooded by intense…

The New Urban Crisis

On Tuesday, July 31st  Join Van Alen Institute as we delve into Richard Florida’s The New Urban Crisis. In 2002, Richard Florida published The Rise of the…

Urbanist Summer Scavenger Hunt

On Thursday, July 19, 6:00–9:00 PM, the MAS Urbanists will team up with AIA New York’s Archtober to host a summer scavenger hunt. Join us and put your knowledge of local…

Designing to Avoid Disaster

Thomas Fisher, a professor and Director of the Minnesota Design Center at the University of Minnesota, will discuss the fracture-critical nature of many of the…

Affordability as Infrastructure

New York is a city of renters; most residents rent their homes, small business owners lease their storefronts, and artists share and sublet studio spaces.…

Design Tour: Elevated Design

Get an insider’s look at the unique design elements of the High Line and the notable architecture in the neighborhood with Patrick Hazari, Friends of…

Designing Green Roofs and Rooftop Farms

Calling all architects, landscape designers, urban planners, sustainability coordinators and greening professionals of all stripes! Whether you’re responding to an affordable housing RFP, or designing…

Modeling an Urban Agriculture Business

Anastasia Cole Plakias, a Co-Founder of Brooklyn Grange, will walk participants through the different contemporary models of urban agricultural businesses, with a focus on New…

Penn Palimpsest: History Becomes the Future

In 2016, The New York Times asked Vishaan Chakrabarti and his firm Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU) to develop a proposal for the redevelopment of Penn Station that would address issues not resolved by current initiatives to redevelop the Farley Post Office. Most notably, the Farley plans do not solve the problem that a very large proportion of daily users of the station cannot use a redeveloped Farley building because of the position of Long Island Railroad and New Jersey Transit platforms, which are largely located between Seventh and Eighth avenues and cannot be moved.

On February 23, Vishaan Chakrabarti will present the proposal in a program co-sponsored by The Architectural League and the Regional Plan Association.

GreenHomeNYC : Tour Planning Committee Meetup

Want to discover new and exciting green buildings and sustainable spaces here in New York? Want first hand, behind-the-scenes tours of cutting edge building technology and sustainable businesses? GreenHomeNYC is looking for volunteers to join our Green Building Tours committee to help organize and plan public tours of NYC’s green spaces. Past tours have included: LEED Certified high rises, factories, urban and rooftop farms, green schools, aquaponics farms, parks, recycling centers, and more. See past tours on our website.

Join us for a planning committee meeting to learn how you can get involved and become a tour organizer.

Wild by Design: Strategies for Creating Life-Enhancing Landscapes

Margie Ruddick, the pioneering landscape designer and author of Wild by Design and acclaimed architect Robin Elmslie Osler meet at the crossroads of design, ecology and urbanism to explore whether nature, in all its unruly wildness, can be an integral part of everyday living. The discussion is moderated by Annette Rose-Shapiro the
Managing Editor of MODERN Magazine.