Launch of the Climate Center at Columbia University

Apr 6 2009 - 10:52am

A new multi-disciplinary research base on climate change will bring together experts from various backgrounds, "including social science, legal, business, policy, ecological, engineering,...

New Bottle Bill for New York

Apr 6 2009 - 10:50am

The Bigger, Better Bottle Bill finally passed the State Senate. The state's beverage deposit program will now be expanded to include water bottles, which make up nearly a...

NYC transportation funds from the the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Apr 6 2009 - 10:47am

On March 30, Mayor Bloomberg announced that $261 million in new federal money will fund projects throughout all five boroughs, and create or preserve approximately 32,000 jobs.
The...

Cities produce surprisingly low carbon emissions per capita

Mar 27 2009 - 12:36pm

In the April issue of Environment and Urbanization David Dodman of the International Institute for Environment and Development reports that greenhouse gas emissions of city dwellers...

Governor Paterson's State of the Union Speech

Jan 14 2009 - 12:46pm

Excerpts from the Energy and the Environment section:

"It is time to make New York more energy independent and more energy efficient, to develop our own sources of clean and renewable...

Sustainable Communities

Part of the process of sustainable community development involves recognizing the interrelationship between local and global forces, that not only is the local human community part of a larger bioregional community, but that it is also part of a larger global community of communities. Thus, our sense of local identity includes an understanding of the global impacts of our local consumption and production patterns.

One of the vital dimensions of CitNet's work is the promotion and support of sustainable communities. (See Sustainable Communities Initiative)