2 Events THIS wed & thurs!
Room To Grow: Envisioning Urban Agriculture at NYU
Wednesday, February 4th, 2009
Jerry H. Labowitz Theater, 715 Broadway, 1st floor
In cities across the world, urban agriculture is increasingly being
recognized as a powerful solution to the interlinked crises of food
insecurity, climate change, and the breakdown of community. As an urban
research university with a demonstrated commitment to sustainability, NYU
has the opportunity to show leadership in this emerging discipline, using
on-campus food production to radically reframe the way we relate to the
Room to Grow will serve as the beginning of an ongoing dialogue that will
engage students, faculty, and administrators in developing a vision for
food production on campus that is innovative, participatory, and
research-oriented. The evening will entail a presentation, a panel
discussion, and a series of targeted breakout groups. Local and organic
food will be served, and participants will have the opportunity to plant
seedlings for NYU's first community garden.
6:00: introduction by Zoe Abram, co-chair of NYU Gardening Club
6:15: presentation of the Gallatin Dean's Award research project "Room To
Grow: Participatory Landscapes and Urban Agriculture at NYU" by Adam
Brock, Gallatin '08
6:45: panel discussion with faculty, students, and urban agriculture
experts, moderated by Jeremy Friedman, coordinator of NYU Sustainability
7:30: breakout groups meet to discuss the next steps in making urban
agriculture a reality on campus
8:15: breakout groups report back
And the second...
Spring 2009 Focus the Nation Teach In
Thursday, Feb. 5
King Juan Carlos de Spain Center
53 Washington Square South
1st floor Screening Room
New York, New York 10012
*2:00-3:15 - How do we respond to climate change? (Jamieson, Thurston,
Dale Jamieson- "The Post Kyoto Climate: A Gloomy Forecast."
George Thurston-"The Local Health Benefits of Reducing Air Pollution to
Prevent Climate Change."
*3:30-4:45 - How can design help us meet climate challenges? (Phifer,
Andrew Faust- "Bioregionally Retrofitting Our Infrastructures."
*5:00-6:00 - What is the relationship between consumption and climate
change? (Rademacher, Savitri D,Volk)*
Tyler Volk- "CO2 and the Gross World Product in 2050."
Come on out!