City of Science Series: Understanding Urban Habitats

MAR 13, 2017 | 6:30 PM

Details

WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

9100: Skylight Room

WHEN:

March 13, 2017: 6:30 PM

ADMISSION:

Free; Reservations Required

SPONSOR:

Public Programs

RESERVATIONS:

Description

Reservations are full; this event will be LIVE-STREAMED.

Ecology has historically focused on natural environments, but scientists are increasingly turning their attention to understanding urban ecosystems. With 50% of the world’s population living in cities — and the heightened risks associated with climate change, green spaces, and flooding — studying urban habitats offers keys to design and planning that can help cities work better. Charles Vörösmarty, director of the Environmental Sciences Initiative at the GC’s Advanced Science Research Center, moderates a panel of CUNY experts in this growing field, including Deborah BalkPeter Groffman, Peter Marcotullio, and Andrew Reinmann.
  
Presented with the GC’s Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC).