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Training For EcoDistricts Practitioners

3 October

Ready to move from ideas to action? District-scale sustainability comprises the best thinking on urban regeneration and community building show you how to put all the pieces together. Participants will learn how the EcoDistricts Protocol can guide innovation and deployment of best practices to create the neighborhoods of the future: healthy, vibrant, sustainable, and just. We've designed the workshop with practitioners in mind as an introduction to ecodistricts, but not an entry-level session. We'll equip public policymakers, urban designers, developers, and representatives from community-based organizations with practical governance, engagement, assessment, and project development insights and approaches.

Sponsor: EcoDistricts 2030
Date: Friday, October 3, 9 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Lend Lease, 200 Park Avenue, 9th Floor

RSVP: EcoDistricts or contact Katy Ricchiuto

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Update On Sandy Rebuilding -- Now

8 October

Sponsor: The Sierra Club NYC Group

Speakers: Professor William Fritz, President - College of Staten Island; Noel F. Kepler, - Emergency Management Methodology Partners

Wednesday, October 8, 7:00 PM
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments, Program starts at 7:00

Location: Seafarers & International House, 123 East 15th Street @Irving Place

RSVP: $6. suggested donation, $3. students. Click for more information about the Sierra Club NYC Group

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Dig Deep For A Greener NY

9 October

Don't miss the first event in our WorkPolicy Forums: Green Infrastructure. A challenge to NYC's water quality is combined sewer overflows (CSOs), which discharge untreated sewage and storm water runoff into our waterways. The city has piloted green infrastructure projects as a more cost-effective way of managing CSOs than traditional gray infrastructure. Green infrastructure also has quality-of-life benefits and the potential to mitigate flooding, a threat in the face of sea level rise and more frequent storms.

Sponsors: New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund & NYU/Wagner's Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems

Panel 1: Is New York City's green infrastructure program achieving its aims?

Moderator: David Giambusso, Energy & Environment Reporter - Capital New York
Speakears: Angela Licata, NYC Department of Environmental Protection; Maureen Krudner, Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2; Mary Alice Lee, Trust for Public Land; Sean Dixon, Riverkeeper; Jaime Stein, S.W.I.M Coalition

Panel 2: Should green infrastructure be expanded as a flood management and climate resiliency tool?

Moderator: David Giambusso, Energy & Environment Reporter - Capital NY
Speakers: Mark Treyger, Council Member, Chair, Committee on Recovery and Resiliency (invited); Kizzy Charles-Guzman, The Nature Conservancy; Lisa Baron or Peter Weppler, Army Corps; Amanda Ludlow, Roux Associates

For more background on green infrastructure, see this White Paper authored by Jim Rice, PhD., City University of New York.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 9, 8:30 AM - noon

Location: NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, 295 Lafayette Street


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What We Measure, Why It Matters

16 October

This one-day conference and trade show offers the whole story of building efficiency. With six tracks covering buildings large and small as well as energy systems and big ideas, you'll be able to get a clear view of energy efficiency work from concepting and finance on to implementation and monitoring.

Of course, it's not just about what you learn, but who you learn with, and BuildingEnergy NYC brings a great cast of speakers and attendees together to network and share big ideas. If you're interested in building a better career for yourself and a sustainable future for New York City, don't miss this!

Sponsor: Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)

Date: Thursday, October 16, 7 am - 6:30 pm

Location: Time Life Center, 1271 Avenue of the Americas (50 - 51 Street)

RSVP: For more conference information and registration NESEA

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Designing With The Sun

16 October

Join us for a book presentation and dialog with Christoph Reinhart. His book Daylighting Handbook Volume 1, describes the physical characteristics of the sun and the human eye, lays out the design fundamentals of allowing daylight to guide the massing and shading of a project, and describes the tools available to guide analysis.

Sponsor: Green Light New York

Speaker: Christoph Reinhart, author Daylighting Handbook Volume 1

Date: Thursday, October 16, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Location: Green Light New York, 31 Chambers Street, Room 609

RSVP: Green Light New York (GLNY)

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