‘C3’ Consortium proposed by The City University of New York (CUNY) and The New School announced as one of the Finalists to develop the Center for Climate Solutions on Governors Island
New York City Office of the Mayor and The Trust for Governors Island have announced four finalist teams for the City of New York’s initiative to develop a global Center for Climate Solutions on Governors Island. The Center for Climate Solutions will concentrate on interdisciplinary research and innovation, testing and development, and education and public engagement. The center will serve as a hub for researchers, professionals, students, organizations and the community to combat the crisis surrounding climate change.
The four finalists who were chosen to compete for an opportunity to build, program, and operate the Center for Climate Solutions on Governors Island include teams from the following institutions:
- The City University of New York (CUNY) and The New School
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
- Northeastern University
- Stony Brook University
Each team was selected after submitting their proposal as part of a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) that was due in October of 2021. Through the proposals, each team outlined their proposed plans to expand education and applied research on climate change in New York City. Each institution’s proposal expresses different approaches to vital matters such as sustainable and resilient buildings, nature-based solutions, flood and stormwater management, energy, circular economy and waste management, climate justice and public health.
CUNY and The New School proposed the Climate Center Consortium ‘C3’, a group of institutions focused on “merging the work of climate change adaptation and mitigation with environmental justice in order to develop solutions that will lead to a more sustainable future”. C3 plans on taking the approach by bringing different collaborators together, in order to develop solutions to help address these issues that impacts the climate. A number of faculty and scientists affiliated with the CUNY CREST Institute have contributed and will be part of the C3 consortium.