Sallan Sponsored Event

There’ll Be Some Changes Made

9 September

Today, we are witnessing the realignment of NY’s and the nation’s energy system and its regulatory framework for a carbon constrained world in the face of disruptive technologies, new financial practices and novel user demands at the grid edge. Our conference, There’ll Be Some Changes Made Power System Realignment or Death Spiral?, brings together top experts and thought leaders who will use the 2013 Con Edison rate case settlement & New York’s 2014 Reforming the Energy Vision policy report for understanding the dynamics that are profoundly altering the power supply landscape and as a launch point for what people need know now.

Our last energy conference, Not Your Grandma's Infrastructure, proved all too visionary, coming one month before Superstorm Sandy. Hope you can join us for this event and plan for a sustainable urban future

Date: Tuesday, September 9, 8:15 am - noon

Location: NYU-ACRE, 15 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn

COMING SOON: Full agenda and registration

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NYC Climate Justice Youth Summit

7 August

Why should you join us- because Katrina, Sandy, droughts in the West Coast and tornadoes in Brooklyn are reminders climate change is already here and it is already having a devastating impact on our communities and the global south and we may be the first and last generation able to do something about it!

Date: Wednesday, August 6 and Thursday, August 7

Location: Urban Assembly School For Green Careers, 145 West 84 Street, Manhattan

RSVP: For information and registration Uprose Youth Summit

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Affording Resilience: Housing Retrofits For Climate Threats

7 August

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, there has been a great deal of design thinking about how to retrofit affected properties. Ideas include increasing building volumes to make up for the units lost by placing utility systems on higher floors, or implementing innovative landscape design to keep flood waters at bay. Many of these solutions, however, face regulatory barriers and very high price tags – a challenge for New York City’s affordable multifamily housing in the flood zones.

In January 2014, the NYU Furman Center, in partnership with AIANY and Enterprise Community Partners, organized the Retrofit Solutions Workshop to engage the building community in a collaborative conversation about retrofitting affordable housing for future threats. This exhibition showcases ideas from that charrette and explores the options and impediments that multifamily buildings face as they seek to prepare themselves for long-term climate resilience.

Sponsors: AIANY and Enterprise Community Partners & NYU Furman Center. Additional support was made possible by The NYC Housing and Neighborhood Recovery Donors Collaborative.

This exhibition is free to the public and has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of Deutsche Bank.

Date: Now through August 7

Location: The Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place

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An Invitation To Change Everything

21 September

Join the Peoples' climate March NYC

In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution..

With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we’ll take a stand to bend the course of history. We’ll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities.

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Designing For Disaster

15 August

Natural disasters can impact any of us, anywhere, at any time. In 2012, the financial toll in the United States alone exceeded $100 billion, and the loss of life and emotional toll is immeasurable. No region of the country is immune—112 events in 32 states were declared natural disasters in the U.S. during 2012.

The National Building Museum’s exhibition, Designing for Disaster, examines how we assess risks from natural hazards and how we can create policies, plans, and designs yielding safer, more disaster-resilient communities. Two primary questions will help guide the Museum’s approach: Where should we build? How should we build?

Through unique objects, captivating graphics, and multimedia—including video testimonials—the exhibition explores new solutions for, and historical responses to, a range of natural hazards, including earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, storm surge, flooding, seal level rise, tsunamis, and wildfires.

Designing for Disaster will discuss disaster mitigation as an evolving science and highlight the tools and strategies that today’s planners, engineers, designers, emergency managers, scientists, environmentalists, and various business and community leaders are investigating and adopting to build safer, more disaster-resilient communities.

Because of the importance of housing the exhibition features exemplary disaster-resistant residential design. In addition, its highlights a variety of other building or facilities: hospitals, schools, airports, public arenas/stadiums, fire/police stations, public transportation networks/systems, commercial buildings, and retail outlets. The selected structures are geographically dispersed throughout the country and will have been designed to address at least one hazard in an exemplary way.

By showcasing innovative research, cutting-edge materials and technologies, and new thinking about how to work with natural systems and the environment, the exhibition will present a range of viable responses that are functional, pragmatic, and beautiful.

Date: May 2014 -August 2015

Location: National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW, Washington, DC

For more information and tickets: National Building Museum

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