Greening the New York City Grid

Urban areas account for nearly three-quarters of humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions. What can be done in order to mitigate the amount of emissions that New York produces? In the face of changing demand, leaders in the industry are striving towards new forms of renewable energy. Ranging from community solar power networks to more efficient building methods – the face of energy is beginning to shift. Join innovators on the forefront of this industry for a conversation about what the future holds for NYC.

– Michael Shank (moderator), Head of Communications for the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network
– Charles Allison, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, The New School – Tria Case, University Director of Sustainability, CUNY
– Bomee Jung, Vice President of Energy and Sustainability, NYC Housing Authority
– Nilda Mesa, Urban Design Lab/Earth Institute, Columbia University

This is the second program in New York’s Future in a Changing Climate, a new series of conversations exploring the challenges and opportunities presented in the Museum’s Future City Lab, the interactive third gallery in New York at Its Core, our landmark permanent exhibition. To view all of the programs in the series, click here: http://www.mcny.org/future