Climate Change in NYC: How Should Architects, Engineers and Planners Adapt?
Monday, June 11. 3-5 pm Municipal Art Society 457 Madison Avenue
Is New York sinking underwater? Yes! According to Columbia University’s Center for Climate Systems Research, the sea level around New York City may rise more than two feet by the year 2080. And that’s not all: major storms could flood low-lying neighborhoods and shut down the subways, while the average temperature could rise between 4 and 10 degrees. Needless to say, the impact on the city’s infrastructure will be immense. So how should Architects, Engineers and Planners Adapt? We invite you to join an expert panel moderated by Michael Gerrard as they explore how New York City should prepare itself.
But no matter how dire it seems, you can recover with:
Green Drinks NYC
Tuesday, June 12. 3-7 pm. The Park. 118 10th Ave. (btwn 17th & 18th st)
Every month people who work in the environmental field meet up for a drink at networking events known as Green Drinks – its a chance to mix with other like-minded people, share info and make friends. Many people have found employment, developed new ideas, made business connections and had moments of serendipity. It’s a force for good and it’s spreading around the world.
Bring your electric bill, sign up for Wind Power and admission is free!
NYC: World’s Tallest Building: Burj Dubai
Wednesday, June 13. 3:30 – 5:00 pm. New York Academy of Sciences
Come here the 2nd of three lectures exploring the scientific and engineering challenges confronted in the construction of the world’s tallest building, Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Executive Director of the Highrise Building and Structure Engineering Devisions at Samsung Corporation will be discussing Extreme Building: The Challenges of Constructing Burj Dubai. This event is cosponsored by The Skyscraper Museum and The New York Academy of Sciences.
But whatever you do, don’t miss the Chris Jordan Art Opening
Thursday, June 14. 6-8 pm, Opening Reception. Von Lintel Gallery. (555 W. 25th St, New York, NY 10001)
Feeling overwhelmed by all the numbers? Struggling to grasp it all?
Chris Jordan turns statistics into stunning visual images to form a portrait American Consumption. How many jet trails an hour, prison uniforms a year, or plastic bottles do we use every five minutes? The Running The Numbers series will be exhibited at the Von Lintel Gallery in New York from June 14th through the end of July. For those who want to visually grasp our impact on the planet, this is definitely something worth seeing!
Have a great week!
photo reprinted from Mother Jones article, “Dubai: Sinister Paradise.”