Neighborhood Sustainability: One Block at a Time

Monday, January 27, 2014, 6 - 8:30pm
Monday, February 24, 2014, 6 - 8:30pm

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El Puente Two Bridges Green Map GAIA Project, The Cooper Union

Neighborhood Sustainability: One Block at a Time

Bowery Arts + Science is located at 308 Bowery (between Bleecker & Houston)

Neighborhood Sustainability: One Block at a Time is a conversation series presented by FABnyc and The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design focused on community-up environmental leadership and action. Panelists include artists, practitioners, community advocates and stakeholders actively working towards creative, community-led sustainability initiatives. These discussions will put forth new strategies, questions, and best practices to transform our global need into local action.

Monday January 27
The Role of Community-Based Leaders and Intermediaries
A dialogue between three community organizations: Anusha Venkataraman from El Puente, Kerri Culhane from Two Bridges, and Betsy Imershein from Fourth Arts Block, moderated by Cassim Shepard, editor of Urban Omnibus.

Monday February 24
Cross Sector Approaches: Science, Art, Education, and Activism
An interdisciplinary dialogue: Wendy Brawer from Green Map, Toby Cumberbatch from The Cooper Union, and Shawn Shafner from The Poop Project. Moderated by David Bergman, architect and adjunct at The New School.

Neighborhood Sustainability: One Block at a Time is a SUSTAIN program, made possible through a generous award from the Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation Fund.

There will be light refreshments & a cash bar

Please RSVP HERE or on Facebook

The event is presented by The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design, Fourth Arts Block, and Bowery Arts + Science

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.