Archive for the Public Health Category

The Harlem River Plant Fire and New York City’s 150 Year Old Sewer Problem

July 25, 2011
The Harlem River Plant Fire and New York City’s 150 Year Old Sewer Problem

Last week, a fire in the engine room of the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant ­­­— located on the Hudson River, from 137th Street to 145th Street — shut the plant down, causing millions gallons of untreated sewage to pour into the New York waterways. The North River plant is one of the largest in […]

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If you Could Trade in your Car for Eternal Free Mass Transit, Would You?

July 12, 2011
If you Could Trade in your Car for Eternal Free Mass Transit, Would You?

Us New Yorkers are not likely to be faced with this question any time soon, although CISC’s philanthropic founder did commission an exceptional report on the merits of free mass transit and what it could potentially do for our city. But the near half million residents of Murcia, Spain got to ponder this offer quite […]

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Re-Imagining our Home

June 9, 2011
Re-Imagining our Home

One landscape at a time. Post 9-11 New York City has been left with what always appears to be an un-finished skyline, a reminder of what is not there. And while the Freedom Tower is set to fill the void in the next year or so, this picture that was featured on Inhabitat’s write up […]

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To Work We Go, on 2 Wheels

May 20, 2011
To Work We Go, on 2 Wheels

Today is national bike-to-work day. My sentiment on this day sort of resembles my general feeling of Earth Day: it is not enough to focus on this stuff 1 day out of the year. What about the other 364?  But really, anything that gets more people on their bikes is something I can get behind. […]

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CISC Announces Panelists for 5/17 Bountiful Yards Event

May 5, 2011
CISC Announces Panelists for 5/17 Bountiful Yards Event

I am really pleased to announce the panelists for the Institute’s May 17th Bountiful Yards: Innovation in Small Plot Food Production event. They bring a range of perspectives and knowledge to the topic of small-plot food production. These individuals engage in both research and practice that uses small plots as a vehicle to transform communities, […]

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