Christopher X J. Jensen
Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

Green port policies yield big decreases in the ecological footprint of shipping

Posted 26 Jan 2013 / 0

National Geographic “California Ports Go Green” This is a nice infographic showing that changes in policy can have a big impact on the sustainability of commerce. It is amazing how much efficiency improvements can lower ecological impacts.

A Minor Post, Articles, Economics, Information Design, Public Policy, Sustainable Transportation

Governor Cuomo makes the connection between natural disasters and climate change, calls for building in resilience

Posted 01 Nov 2012 / 2

In an election season when global climate change has been a subject that neither Obama nor Romney seem interested in discussing (see reports by The New Yorker and The Huffington Post), along comes Hurricane Sandy. With the arrival of the second “100 year storm event” to hit the State of New York in as many Read More

A Major Post, Anthropogenic Change, Articles, Belief, Climate Change, Cultural Evolution, Economic sustainability, Environmental Justice, Memetic Fitness, Political Science, Resilience, Reviews, Risk & Uncertainty, Sustainability, Sustainable Transportation, Web

Greece’s massive recession is making it more ecologically sustainable

Posted 22 Aug 2012 / 0

SET Times “Economic crisis putting more Greeks on bicycles” I think that it is important to keep in mind that we have two choices for becoming ecologically sustainable: we can directly engineer our societies and economies to be in harmony with nature, or we can allow for collapse of one or more of the triad Read More

A Minor Post, Economics, Sustainability, Sustainable Transportation

Great NPR piece on NYC taxis highlights the importance of testing assumptions with modeling

Posted 01 Aug 2012 / 0

NPR Planet Money “Does New York City Need More Taxis?“

A Minor Post, Sustainable Transportation

Green Week events celebrate cycling and recycling

Posted 30 Mar 2012 / 0

This year’s Green Week celebration brought the return of two regular events, an Envirolutions project to help make Pratt’s campus more sustainable and the return of the NYC Department of Transportation to give away free helmets. Envirolutions’ latest project is a collaboration with the Student Government Association to purchase a series of outdoor recycling bins designed to separate waste destined for the Read More

Envirolutions, Pratt Institute, Resource Consumption, Sustainability, Sustainable Pratt, Sustainable Transportation