Is New York’s Future Sustainable? Measuring the Historical Impact of Growth, and Planning for More
Wednesday, 6:30 – 8 PM
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Elebash Recital Hall (Ground Floor)
365 Fifth Ave., btw. 34th and 35th St.
Eric Sanderson, author of the national bestseller Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City, discusses the consequences of Gotham’s development on the environment, and how we might restore the estuary’s ecology. Denise Hoffman Brandt, director of the graduate program for landscape architecture at the Spitzer School (City College), shares her thoughts on the limits of “sustainability,” and recommendations for a greener Big Apple. Nilda Mesa, director of urban sustainability and equity planning at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, reflects on her experiences as NYC’s first Director of Sustainability in the Mayor’s office, and the political challenges ahead. Janet Babin, Economic Development Reporter for WNYC, moderates.
Co-sponsored by the Museum of the City of New York, The New York Academy of Sciences, American Planning Association-New York, The Environmental Educational Advisory Council of New York City, Terreform Center for Advanced Urban Research, CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, The Center for Urban Research (The Graduate Center, CUNY), Sustainability in the Urban Environment Program (City College), Department of Urban Studies (Queens College), PortSide New York, NYCH20, Green Map System, Going Coastal, and Big Reuse
No reservations required