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).


SepTEMBER 20, 2018

USL Contributes to a Government Study of Flood Risks in New York City

Researchers from USL are working with NYC’s Department of Environmental Protection and the Mayor’s Office on a $1.8M interdisciplinary study of flood risks.


September 10, 2018

Cape Town Conference on Urban Biodiversity and Food Security

The URBIO 2018 Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, will address Urban Biodiversity and Food Security in the context of today’s most urgent socio-environmental problems.


February 26, 2018

Timon McPhearson Joins Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Timon McPhearson was recently nominated by Future Earth and the Stockholm Resilience Centre to serve as an author of the IPCC Assessment Report.


January 25, 2018

Painting with Invasive Pigments

USL Director Timon McPhearson was quoted in a recent PNAS article on Brooklyn-based artist Ellie Irons, who uses pigments derived from invasive species, or what she calls “spontaneous urban plants.”


November 30, 2017

Dimensions of Political Ecology

Katinka Wijsman, along with Melissa Davidson (ASU) and Erin Friedman (CUNY), is organizing a session at the Dimensions of Political Ecology conference in Lexington, Kentucky.


November 12, 2017

Graduate Research Opportunities

USL is pleased to offer two Graduate Research Fellowship positions and two Graduate Research Associate positions this year through our NSF-funded URExSRN project.


October 19, 2017

USL to Host NYC Nature Goals 2050

USL is hosting an NYC Nature Goals 2050 workshop today, helping to articulate what people want from nature and why.


October 11, 2017

New York’s Future in a Changing Climate

USL is partnering with Climate Nexus and the Tishman Environment and Design Center on a new conversation series about the future of New York City.


September 20, 2017

Everything Water 3.0

On September 19, 2017, The Center for Architecture in New York City held a panel on pressing issues related to water at the regional scale.


March 20, 2017

Resilient Cities, Livable Futures

Today USL will host scientists and other practitioners from 10 cities across the Americas to discuss confronting climate change.


November 18, 2016

NYC Nature Goals 2050

USL director Timon McPhearson participated in the the NYC Nature Goals 2050 workshop, contributing to a Declaration of Rights to New York City Nature.


November 16, 2016

Sustainable Food Production in Cities

USL PhD student Katinka Wijsman co-authored a chapter in the edited volume "Cities of Farmers: Urban Agricultural Practices and Processes.”


October 15, 2016

Habitat III Conference in Ecuador

USL will participate in the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development in Quito from October 17 to 20.


October 5, 2016

New Urban Research Network

The Urban Resilience to Extreme Weather-Related Events Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) will focus on infrastructure and ecosystem services.


April 22, 2015 

Earth Matters: Designing our Future

In celebration of Earth Day, The New School Tishman Environment and Design Center is hosting multidisciplinary workshops on climate action and sustainability.


March 23, 2015

Considering the Value of Ecosystems

Timon McPhearson will gave an opening keynote today for the Natural Capital Symposium at Stanford University, addressing ecosystem services and valuation.

January 14, 2015

Urban Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (URBES)

Members of the URBES Project meet today at the European Commission to share research outcomes and identify areas for future collaboration.

October 25, 2014

City as Living Laboratory

Timon McPhearson and Victoria Marshall are collaborating with Mary Miss Studio on a City as Living Lab (CaLL) guided walk.