City Atlas Has Launched!

We are thrilled to announce that the City Atlas is now launched and running. We are still in a beta testing mode, but all of our content is up there and the site will be functioning, updated, and utilized from now on! Please do come and check it out for your self but a recap of what it actually is can be found below in our press release.  We are grateful to everyone who has helped us make this happen, a great team, supportive sponsoring Institutions and of course the Rockefeller Foundation who provided the initial award for this project through the Cultural Innovation Fund. We don’t actually think we could sum the Atlas up better ourselves, so I leave you with the words of Edwin Torres, the Associate Director at the Rockefeller Foundation. He said,  “The Atlas is about climate change communications, about using lived culture to affect climate impacts.” Pat on the back for New Yorkers!! which some might say we don’t need another one of. But in all seriousness, the Atlas is about building the support for the work people are doing, and getting more New Yorkers involved. And yes, a polished, and accessible website is critical for that these days. So, enjoy. Participate. Give us feedback while we beta test.

City Atlas, a digital platform developed by the City University of New York (CUNY) Institute for Sustainable Cities at Hunter College and Artist As Citizen, launches this Thursday at www.thecityatlas.org. Generously supported by a 2010 Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation award, City Atlas guides and inspires New Yorkers to participate in building a more sustainable future. An optimistic, relevant, and accessible hub of daily resources and ideas, the Atlas creates new and larger audiences for sustainability by mapping the important work being done by members of New York’s rich cultural, scientific, political and grassroots communities. City Atlas consists of the following components:

Explore | A collection of interactive maps tracing New York’s changing present and possible future

Lifestyle | A daily feed of events, tips, new ideas, and  ‘     NY Back’ volunteer opportunities

People | We ask New Yorkers–everyday people and experts alike–to share their thoughts on the city’s present and future.

Lab | Our very own micro funding initiative supporting innovative, participatory, and on the ground sustainability work in NYC

Archive | A collection of recent creative projects about the city

The weekly ‘Atlas Beat,’ which is pictured above, will feature a map of our top listings for the week, including current events,  new ideas, and fun facts.

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