CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities
The City Universtiy of New York (CUNY) Institute for Sustainable Cities works to realize cities as part of the solution to global sustainability challenges. By merging the science of sustainability with innovative public programming, they examine opportunities available to cities—and their residents—for proactive responses to on-going environmental change.
CISC examines the elements, patterns, and impacts of urban consumption and how they change over time; a city's vulnerability to global environmental change and their response capacities or resiliency; and what services urban ecosystems may provide.
The Institute has developed three 'Core Projects' to serve as umbrella projects for research, education and outreach including 'Cities by the Coast', 'Consumption Cities', and 'Climate Change and Cities'. The 'Climate Change and Cities Project' examines natural climate conditions, current conditions as influenced by urban living and prospects for the future. The goal of this project is to analyze current adaptation strategies, such as green roofing and urban cooling centers, and introduce them to the urban community.
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