Book Launch: Bird on Fire, by Andrew Ross
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location: The Humanities Initiative: 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor, New York, 10003
A discussion and celebration of Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World’s Least Sustainable City (Oxford University Press, 2011), by Andrew Ross, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU.
In Bird on Fire, eminent social and cultural analyst Andrew Ross focuses on the prospects for sustainability in Phoenix--a city in the bull's eye of global warming--and also the obstacles that stand in the way. Most authors writing on sustainable cities look at places like Portland, Seattle, and New York that have excellent public transit systems and relatively high density. But Ross contends that if we can't change the game in fast-growing, low-density cities like Phoenix, the whole movement has a major problem.
This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
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Hosted by The Humanities Initiative at NYU and NYU Press
Created in 2007, the Humanities Initiative at NYU (HI) draws on the diverse talents and interests of NYU’s humanities faculty and students while taking advantage of the university’s location in New York City. The Initiative is committed to bringing NYU’s humanists together as well as to exploring the role of the humanities in the larger university and global community. Find out more at: http://humanitiesinitiative.org.