Current and Future Green Roofs in NYC
Green roofs are quickly becoming a source of nature-based solutions to address urban heat, stormwater, recreational space, agriculture, energy consumption of the built environment, and more.
USL has an expanding research project to examine the state of current green roofs in New York City, the future potential, and social equity analysis to examine who benefits from green roofs in the city.
The Lab is also collaborating with The Nature Conservancy and Columbia University to produce the most comprehensive assessment of green roofs to date in NYC.
Collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to local and global sustainability
FEBRUARY 6, 2019
WNYC hosts Cary Institute and USL on “Urban Resilience: Why Ecology Matters”
USL director Timon McPhearson joined Cary Institute ecologist Steward Pickett at the WNYC Greene Room to discuss urban ecology in relation to social equity and resilience. →
JANUARY 28, 2019
Urban Sustainability in the Anthropocene
A multidisciplinary group of researchers — including USL’s Timon McPhearson — have convened in Stockholm to discuss sustaining global ecosystems in the Anthropocene. →
JANUARY 20, 2019
USL Joins IPCC WGII Kick-Off in Durban on Climate Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability
IPCC Working Group II will meet from January 20 to 25 to begin the “Climate Change 2021: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability” section of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). →