November 28, 2012
On October 17, 2012, CUNY’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) hosted the New York City Urban Field Station and the New York City Parks and Recreation Quarterly Research Seminar on the resilience of social-ecological systems. Keith Tidball, the associate director of the Civic Ecology Lab at Cornell University, presented on “Greening the Red Zone,” and Erika Svendsen, research social scientist at the New York City Urban Field Station, presented on “Cultivating a System of Stewardship.”
CUER was founded on the belief that environmental justice is a critical aspect of social justice and that communities are entitled to participate fully and meaningfully in environmental decisions that affect them. The Center’s mission is to foster equal environmental citizenship, in both New York City, and the wider world.