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The Transition to the Sustainable City, Here in New York

We have an opportunity to build an exciting, dynamic and transformative model sustainable city.

by |April 9, 2018
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The Culture and History of Glaciers in the Alps

Why did Europe’s “cursed” glaciers begin retreating in the 1850’s even though the climate record suggests they should have advanced for another 50 years?

by |April 2, 2018
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Toward Resilient Cities and Landscapes

The Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes at GSAPP is dedicated to helping communities thrive in an age of climate uncertainty. Missed the launch event? Watch it here.

by |March 30, 2018
people live on a raft in Bangladesh's Jamuna River

Climate Migrants Will Soon Shift Populations of Many Countries, Says World Bank

If emissions of greenhouse gases remain high, as many as 143 million “internal migrants” might move within their own countries by 2050.

by |March 19, 2018
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California’s Misguided Attempt to Force Urban Density

Government should encourage urban living by making it more affordable and attractive, and provide incentives for density; it should not try to mandate it.

by |March 19, 2018
Thomas Abdallah on the NYC subway.

The Mass Transit Man

Thomas Abdallah, adjunct professor at Columbia University, is working to make the NYC subway system more sustainable.

by |February 16, 2018

Upcoming Scientific Fieldwork: 2018 and Beyond

On every continent and every ocean, Earth Institute researchers are studying climate, geology, natural hazards, ecology and more. Here is a list of projects in rough chronological order.

by |February 14, 2018
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Planting a Park on the Cross-Bronx Expressway Would Save Money and Lives

Public health researchers run the numbers on creating a park on top of a section of the highway, finding it a worthwhile investment for community health.

by |February 1, 2018
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So Much Depends on a Tree Guard

Adding protective barriers around street trees could reduce load on city sewers, study finds.

by |January 23, 2018
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Sustainability Measurement in China: Fostering a Race to the Top

The Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management recently released the China Sustainable Development Indicator System, a new sustainability indicator framework and annual ranking of the sustainability performance of Chinese cities.

by |January 23, 2018