Cities and the Fight against Climate Change
ENVST-UA 450.001; NODEP-UA 172.001 / 6596 / 6-Week Session I ONLINE / MWF 1:00pm-3:30pm / Lamson-Hall
Climate change is the biggest trend in history, and cities are on the front lines. In this course, we explore the science of climate change and learn how cities will fare, we learn about the great human urbanization project that is transforming us from a rural species to a species of city dwellers, and we explore the many exciting projects and ideas that can drive down emissions in cities and protect cities from extreme events.
ENVST-UA 480.001 / TBD / 6-Week Session II / TR 1:45pm-4:45pm / Bhardwaj
ENVST-UA 480.060 / TBD / 6-Week Session II / TR 1:45pm-4:45pm / Bhardwaj
Greening the City: How Can NYC Fight the Climate Crisis?
JOUR-UA 204.001 / 4896 / 6-Week Session II / M 10:00am-4:00pm / Surico
As we all know, the climate crisis is an inescapable reality that is starting to unfold on our city streets. Just last fall, the first day of the NYU semester was met by Hurricane Ida, a record-breaking storm that brought historic amounts of rainfall to New York City, crippling the subway system in a matter of minutes and leading to scores of tragic deaths. Knowing how to write and report on these topics—issues like the urban heat island effect; stormwater retention; climate adaptation; and environmental justice—is becoming more integral than ever to being a journalist in 2022. So in this class, we’re going to hit the streets of New York City and see how the city is taking on these challenges—and finding solutions.