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Innovations In Green Finance: Smart Money For Sustainable Cities

5 May

Learn from experts on the leading edge of green financing. This Smart Money for Sustainable Cities panel will focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency projects at several scales. Speakers will explore prospects and challenges for products like municipal and corporate green bonds, utility engagement with distributed generation, as well as securitization, lessons based on pilot projects like commercial office rental energy retrofits, and recommendations of studies such as the Investor Confidence Project to strengthen the knowledge infrastructure of this emerging financial sector.

Date: Tuesday, May 5, 8:15 - 11 am (registration 8;15 -8:45 am)

Location: New York Institute of Technology, Columbus Circle Campus

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WISE: Women in Sustainability and Energy

27 March

This March, in honor of women’s history month, the Building Energy Exchange is launching WISE - Women in Sustainability and Energy. This series of four breakfast symposia features practitioners who are accelerating sustainability programs and energy agendas. WISE will provide a forum for knowledge sharing and inspiration, supporting the leaders of today and providing a platform for the next generation of women in this critical industry.

March 6: Clean Energy Innovation: Public and private sector leaders on the continual evolution of clean energy
Moderator: Jill Anderson, NY Power Authority
Speakers: Ozgem Ornetekin, DCAS; Christina Ho, Con Ed; Dale Bryk, NRDC

March 13: Sticks and Bricks: The challenges and triumphs of constructing green buildings
Moderator: Fiona Cousins
Speakers: Amanda Kaminsky, Durst; Sarah Beatty, Green Depot; Gina Bocra, NYC DOB;

March 20: Dollars and Sense:Exploring the role of enlightened finance in driving green building
Moderator: Sukyana Paciorek, Vornado
Speakers: Charlotte Kim, WSGR; Suzanne Buchta, Bank of America; Kate Burson, New York State Office of the Governor; Mary Hogan Pruesse, APG, (invited)

March 27: The Big Tent: Bringing sustainability and resiliency to the broadest set of communities
Moderator: Ariella Maron, Buro Happold
Speakers: Dana Bourland, JPB Foundation; Bomee Jung, Enterprise Community Partners; Kit Kennedy, NRDC

Date: March 6, 13, 20, and 27 – 8:30 to 10AM

Location: Building Energy Exchange, 31 Chambers Street, 6th Floor

RSVP: Building Energy Exchange You must register separately for each event

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The State of Sustainability Policy: Progress and Opportunity

7 April

Don't miss this panel on public policy and sustainability, where thought leaders examine the role of metrics, and look at strategies to encourage renewable energy use

Sponsor: Earth Institute

Speakers: Steve Cohen, Executive Director - The Earth Institute; Nilda Mesa, Director - New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability; Dong Guo, Postdoctoral Research Scholar - Research Program on Sustainability Policy & Management; & Andrew Revkin, Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding - Pace University & Dot Earth Blogger, New York Times

Moderator: William Eimicke, Director, Picker Center for Executive Education & Professor of Practice - School of International and Public Affairs

Date: April 7, 6:00 - 7:00 pm A cocktail reception will follow the panel.

Location: Columbia University, Low Library, Broadway @ West 116 Street

RSVP: This event is free and open to the public, and registration is required

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Seventh Annual iLAND Symposium

17 April

Fluid Histories, Neighborhood Practices: Rehearsing a Changing Waterfront — a gathering around movement, science and the environment in New York City.


iLAND will host Fluid Histories, Neighborhood Practices: Rehearsing a Changing Waterfront in the Lower East Side on April 17thand April 18th, 2015. This year's Symposium will focus on three interdisciplinary iLAB residencies; The Urban Backstage, Embodied Mapping and Water + Im/migration. The collaborative processes and creative methodologies used by these residencies to explore cultural and ecological activity around the East River waterfront will be open to the public.

On the evening of Friday, April 17, invited panelists Susan Cheng (Musician & Executive Director, Music from China), William Kornblum (Urban sociologist & author, At Sea in the City) and Eric Sanderson (Landscape ecologist & author, Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City) will speak to the themes of the residencies. Following the panel, iLAND founder Jennifer Monson will facilitate an open discussion with the audience.

On the afternoon of Saturday, April 18, each residency team will offer two-hour workshops that invite participants to engage in their evolving collaborative processes. Light refreshments will be served.

Admission is $5–$25, sliding scale for both days.

Stay tuned for a full schedule of events and information about locations, panelists & workshops.

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Climate Change And Inequality

22 April

Earth Day 2015. Climate change and inequality. A conversation with Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize winner in Economics and Nicholas Stern, Chair of Economics and Government at the London School of Economcs.

Sponsors: CUNY Graduate Center, Luxembourg Income Study Center with the support of the Nathans Cummings Foundation & the Advanced Research Collaborative

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Location: CUNY Graduate Center, Proshansky Auditorium, 365 Fifth Avenue@34th Street

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