2014 Nature Ecology and Society Colloquium

MAR 14, 2014 | 9:00 AM TO 4:30 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


1218: Segal Theatre


March 14, 2014: 9:00 AM-4:30 PM





Center for Human Environments


Our Environment in Transition

The shift from Bloomberg to De Blasio in the NYC Mayor's Office has been framed as a narrative of New York City in transition. Many believe that we may have reached a breaking point, as typified by De Blasio’s framing of a “Tale of Two Cities.” Is this moment a unique opportunity to address inequality, injustice and unsustainability? Is this a moment of transition? If so, for whom? Or, is this just more of the same? The moment is rife with questions.

Using New York City’s electoral transition as a starting point, we examine this moment to consider transitions and their broader impact on people and environments. We begin applying these questions to New York City and beyond in order to provoke, challenge, inspire your thoughts and work. We are looking forward to the conversation on March 14th.

The Nature, Ecology and Society Network is a CUNY-based interdisciplinary group of researchers, activists and other colleagues who work at the intersections of people and their environments. We continue the tradition of creating a space for interdisciplinary conversation at NES 2014 by welcoming contributions from within and outside CUNY, and from allied students, artists, activists, designers, journalists, musicians, performers, filmmakers, scholars in the humanities and natural, physical and social sciences.