Archive for October, 2009

From the Director: Marking Time

October 29, 2009
From the Director: Marking Time

Today’s entry is written not by me, but by the Director of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, Dr. Bill Solecki. This is hopefully the first of many entries by him that provide over views, thoughts, and reflections on what sustainable cities are, where they are going, and how we begin to measure their success. […]

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Floating Cities for Rising Seas

October 28, 2009
Floating Cities for Rising Seas

Here at the Institute, sea-level rise is way up there on our list of pressing climate-related problems facing cities like New York (our director has a great little interview on the subject and co-chairs the Mayors Panel on Climate Change that just released this report).  It’s no coincedence then, that this story on Dutch designs […]

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New Business for Apple: Subways

October 27, 2009
New Business for Apple: Subways

The Apple company has decided that electronics are not enough. They are bringing their design aesthetic to infrastructure. It was recently announced that Apple Inc. will put $4 million towards subway improvements at a specific station in Chicago (North and Clybourn station on the Chicago Transportation Authority’s (CTA) Red Line), where they would like to […]

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350 Voices

October 26, 2009
350 Voices

This past weekend, people across the globe made some noise about a number. That number is 350,  the upper limit of carbon dioxide emissions in parts per million (PPM) that some prominent scientists say we can live with, without drastic climate change. Bill McKibben, author and environmental activist is the man behind the movement, which […]

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Bloomberg Announces Green Jobs

October 23, 2009
Bloomberg Announces Green Jobs

Yesterday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced new plans for creating and growing the local green economy. The  initiative list includes 30 opportunities for green economy development ranging from incentives for entrepreneurs to nuts and bolts training for entry level workers. The initiatives are targeted at four major areas that will account for 70 […]

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