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Father of Environmental Justice Discusses Environmental Injustice at CUNY Law

March 20, 2014

Dr. Robert Bullard, dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University, will join Anna Sale, WNYC host and reporter, and CUNY Law Professor Rebecca Bratspies in a discussion of environmental justice and the future of the field as income inequality continues to grow and climate change places increasing demand on limited resources.

Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) Wins Environmental Justice Award

March 17, 2014

On Friday, March 14, CUNY Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) was honored with the Environmental Justice Award by the Professional Staff Congress, a union that represents more than 25,000 faculty and staff at the City University of New York (CUNY) and the CUNY Research Foundation. Pictured in the photo are: Amosh Neupane, Makayla […]

Rally on Subway Noise at Elementary School Includes Prof. Bratspies, Local Leaders

December 18, 2013

Yesterday, parents and local leaders held a rally at PS85 in Astoria, Queens, to draw attention to the noise that the nearby subway makes each time it travels past the school, affecting students’ learning and health. Professor Rebecca Bratspies and student fellows with CUNY Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) have been working with […]

Update on Subway Noise at PS 85

December 16, 2013

Professor Rebecca Bratspies and student fellows with CUNY Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) have been working with parents at PS85 in Astoria, Queens, to address noise from nearby subway tracks that is affecting students’ learning and health.

Center for Urban Environmental Reform Tackles Subway Noise at PS 85 in Queens

December 4, 2013

Professor Rebecca Bratspies and student fellows with CUNY Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) have been working closely with parents at PS85 in Astoria, Queens, to address noise from nearby subway tracks that is affecting students’ learning and health.

Prof. Bratspies on NYC Sanitation Workers, Sustainable Cities, and the Value of Knowledge

November 14, 2013

Professor Rebecca Bratspies blogged for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Action in Justice blog about trash and the importance of sanitation workers in creating a more sustainable New York City.

CUNY School of Law Hosts “Tales from Our Trash: Sanitation Workers, Sustainable Cities, and the Value of Knowledge”

November 14, 2013

Event in memory of sanitation worker Frank Justich features discussion with anthropologist and author Dr. Robin Nagle

CUNY Law Professor Awarded National Fellowship

November 12, 2013

Professor Rebecca Bratspies has been named an Audubon and Toyota TogetherGreen Fellow for 2013–2014. As a fellow, she will receive a $10,000 grant to help support an innovative community-based conservation project and an opportunity to network with other committed leaders.

Prof. Bratspies to Speak on Sustainable Communities

September 23, 2013

Professor Rebecca Bratspies will be speaking about sustainable communities on a panel at the Environmental Law and Public Health Conference later this week.

Center for Urban Environmental Reform Hosts Visiting Scholar Dr. Elif Colakoglu

September 9, 2013

This summer, CUNY School of Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) hosted visiting scholar Dr. Elif Colakoglu, whose work focuses on climate change in the context of sustainability and environmental security.

Using Mayah’s Lot as an Environmental Justice Learning Tool

September 3, 2013

In a guest blog post for The Nature of Cities, Professor Rebecca Bratspies discusses how Mayah’s Lot, the environmental justice comic book that she developed with graphic artist Charlie LaGreca, can be used as a learning tool to teach young students about environmental justice.

“Mayah’s Lot” Teaches Environmental Justice to Young Readers

July 11, 2013

Mayah’s Lot, the environmental justice comic book created by Professor Rebecca Bratspies and graphic artist Charlie LaGreca, is the focus of a Colorlines.com article. The article describes the comic as “simple and accessible, but also keenly illustrates some of the more nuanced problems the environmental justice world faces.”

Prof. Bratspies on Using Environmental Justice Comic Book Mayah’s Lot as a Learning Tool

July 2, 2013

For the past month, Professor Rebecca Bratspies has been using Mayah’s Lot, an environmental justice comic book that she developed along with graphic artist Charlie LaGreca, in educational workshops with fifth and sixth graders in Queens to cultivate their understanding of environmental law and environmental justice.

CUNY School of Law Hosts Multigenerational Environmental Conference

June 6, 2013

CUNY School of Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) is hosting “Act Now: Environmental Activism Conference,” a conference for both youth and adults to connect with climate and environmental activists, leading environmental regulators, and educators to learn and take action.

Center for Urban Environmental Reform Releases Environmental Justice Comic Book for Classrooms

May 20, 2013

The Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) at the City University of New York School of Law is helping to bring environmental justice to classrooms with the release of its comic book Mayah’s Lot.

Prof. Bratspies Presents at Environmental Conferences at Harvard and NY Law School

April 22, 2013

Professor Rebecca Bratspies participated in a workshop hosted by Harvard University’s Center for the Environment and in collaboration with the Harvard Law School Institute for Global Law and Policy and the Program on Science Technology and Society.

Prof. Rebecca Bratspies on the Gowanus Canal and the Limits of Environmental Law

March 21, 2013

In her latest post for the Nature of Cities blog, Professor Rebecca Bratspies discusses the recent plight of a dolphin that swam into the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.

CUNY Law’s Center on Urban Environmental Reform Hosts Environmental Resilience Seminar

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.

Prof. Bratspies on Embracing Environmental Justice to Green Cities

November 1, 2012

On the Nature of Cities blog, Prof. Rebecca Bratspies writes that as more of the world’s population now lives in urban environments, many environmental laws have developed without cities in mind.

Prof. Bratspies’s Environmental Justice Comic Featured in NY Times

October 19, 2012

A New York Times blog post highlights educational materials appropriate for home-schooling children and features Mayah’s Lot, an environmental justice comic book authored by Professor Rebecca Bratspies and illustrated by artist Charlie Lagreca.

Advocating for Environmental Justice: CUNY Law Launches Center for Urban Environmental Reform

April 15, 2012

Growing up in a poll uted steel town in the 1970s had a big impact on the director of CUNY Law’s new Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER).

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