TEDC supports innovative interdisciplinary research that
advances the concept of climate citizenship with a core focus on social
justice, climate change, and urban systems. In 2015 we launched the
#ClimateCitizen Project – an initiative that aims to rapidly advance
sustainability on campus and in our extended communities. Faculty are
encouraged to apply for #ClimateCitizen Project grants to support their work.
The #ClimateCitizen Project is an annual award that gives
faculty members from across disciplines the opportunity to pursue projects that
address the impacts of climate change and other environmental threats to
community well-being and social justice. The recipients (and their projects)
Willi Semmler, Arnold Professor of
International Cooperation and Development at The New School for Social
Research. Project: "Mitigation and Adaptation Policies against Climate
Risk" will research and develop a better way to address the trade-off of
implementing climate stability at the expense of economic growth.
Ivan Ramirez, Assistant Professor of
Environmental Health at Eugene Lang College. Project: "Understanding
Climate Change and Urban Health using a Syndemic Modeling Approach" will
examine the effects of climate change on health vulnerability and resilience in
Timon McPhearson, Assistant Professor of Urban
Ecology and Chair of the Environmental Studies Program at the Schools of Public
Engagement: Project: "Connect the Dots" aims to connect fragmented
green spaces to form an ecological network in New York City.
TImo Rissanen, Assistant Professor of Fashion
Design at Parsons School of Design: "Designing Endurance" will focus
on garment repair and alterations through a series of shirts that have future
repairability and alterability built into them.
Ana I. Baptista, Assistant Professor in the
Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management Program at the Milano School
of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy. Project: "Climate
Justice: Case Studies of Civil Society in Action" will explore poverty
alleviation and climate resiliency through composing case studies to address
climate crisis from a climate justice perspective.
Nick Brinen, Assistant Professor of Interior
Design at Parsons. Project: "Street Seats Program" will work with the
Department of Transportation to reclaim portions of New York City's streets to
serve as public space.