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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.