CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities

Founding Year: 2011

Staff: 11


Peter Marcotullio (Director)

CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities is an institute that seeks to “create awareness and understanding of the connections between the everyday lives of urban citizens and their natural world, leading to the discovery and use of cities like New York as a learning laboratory to create a sustainable future for cities worldwide.” Consequently, it merges “the science of sustainability with innovative public programming” in order to properly examine “opportunities available to cities—and their residents—for proactive responses to on-going environmental change.”

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CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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