The best way to understand the many facets of climate change in New York City is by traveling along its waterways. Join Classic Harbor Line and AIANY on this 2.75-hour tour that circumnavigates Manhattan, narrated by an expert guide. Event description: The best way to understand the many facets of climate change in New York City is by traveling along its waterways… Welcome aboard Yacht Manhattan or Manhattan II for the AIANY Climate Change Tour: Resiliency, Sustainable Architecture and the Future of NYC and learn about how climate change is affecting our city and people, and the actions NYC is taking to mitigate pending threats and reduce its carbon footprint.
This tour will address the pressing need for sustainable design and greater resiliency, delving into how New York City is reducing fossil fuel consumption, strengthening its natural habitats, and reimagining its transportation infrastructure. The tour will also explore the importance of the environmental justice movement in New York City. Get a compelling and comprehensive view of the steps that interdisciplinary teams of urban planners, architects, landscape architects, developers and community groups are taking to address storm surges, intense rains and hotter temperatures. Admire many up-close examples of green buildings and sustainable designs that reduce energy consumption, water usage and pollution while creating healthy living environments.
Experience new wetlands and tidal marshes along the tour route that play a role in mitigating storm surges, fostering diverse ecosystems and creating new park space. See first hand the importance of the environmental justice movement in New York City. People of color and low-income families have often been pushed into low-lying neighborhoods that are most prone to flooding, have the highest levels of pollution and suffer most from the urban heat island effect.