Honoring the Class of 2020

On May 27th, the Sustainability in the Urban Environment Program convened graduates over Zoom alongside CCNY’s President, Sustainability faculty, friends, family, current students, and alumni to honor the very resilient Class of 2020. Vanessa Ventola and Jenny Lin were honored as class Valedictorian and Salutatorian, respectively. Below is the downloadable slideshow of photos shared by the graduates of themselves and of their experiences in the Sustainability Program.

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Panel: Smart Cities and Sustainability: Emerging Technologies in the Building Sector

The transformation of contemporary cities across the globe to truly smart cities will be central to improving urban quality of life in the decades ahead. The incorporation of sensing and other IT technology into municipal infrastructure and widespread networking of data management, part of the next wave of the Internet of Things, will be crucial to optimizing delivery of urban services, while reducing energy and resource consumption. Buildings are on the leading edge, using strategic combinations of technology to automate building management towards those key ends while better satisfying individual and user preferences.  Panelists: Rich Harris, Manager of Technical Facilities …

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Lecture: Climate Change and Emerging Infectious Disease from Daniel Brooks

On March 18th, 2020, Daniel Brooks was slated to give a lecture on Climate Change and Emerging Infectious Disease: Three Things Most People Don’t Know. Following the spread of COVID-19 and CUNY-wide transition to fully remote operations, Mr. Brooks could no longer visit the City College campus to give such a timely lecture. Instead, more than 100 people attended remotely via Webinar and the session was recorded. It can also be viewed and shared here: https://bluejeans.com/s/aMGUv/‚Äč. Additional information is below. About the Lecture Emerging Infectious Diseases in humans, livestock and crops currently cost the world 1 trillion dollars a year …

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