Photo from a Coast Guard flyover of Long Island post Hurricane Sandy.Photo credit: Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Simpson
C6 is a collaboration among faculty and students across The New School to initiate and amplify university activities that support urban resilience in response to impacts of climate change. After the experience of Hurricane Sandy, it is essential that cities like New York remain focused on the challenges presented by changing environmental conditions and concomitant pressures on their social structures. The New School is committed to help framing the socio-ecological debates that will help determine the degree of planned adaptation and mitigation in cities like New York. This is as much a social issue as it is a design and technological issue. One goal of C6 is to assure that The New School is fully engaged in responding to future storm events like Sandy and in addressing the larger interrelated systemic and infrastructural challenges of an age of rapid climate change.
This site provides information about the research, courses, public events, and projects in all divisions of The New School related to urban resilience in adapting to climate change. This information exemplifies the role the university is playing in building sustainable urban futures.
The Coalition to Confront Climate Change Challenges in Cities is a collaborative project of The New School for Social Research, The New School for Public Engagement, Parsons The New School for Design, The New School for Drama, and Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts, and organized by the Center for Public Scholarship.Join us on Facebook and Twitter @C6TheNewSchool, and email events, updates, or news (include "C6" in the subject line) to email@example.com.
Climate Change Demands We Change. Why Aren't We? April 24 and 25, 2014There is no issue more urgent than climate change, yet government, corporations, and the public are reluctant to change. This free, public conference will examine the psychological factors, money and politics, and infrastructures that impede change as well as the difficult choices that must be made to foster urban resilience in the face of climate change.
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