Environment & Sustainability

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NYC JOB ALERT: Sustainability and Recovery & Resiliency Positions with the Mayor’s Office

PlaNYC is a groundbreaking effort to address New York City’s long-term challenges including the forecast of 9.1 million residents by 2030, changing climate conditions, an evolving economy, and aging infrastructure. Over 25 City agencies and many outside partners in academic, business, civic, and community roles convened to outline specific goals (like 30 percent carbon reduction by … Continue reading

Announcing Global Launch of MobiPrize 2014 for Sustainable Transportation Enterprise! Applications close July 7!

Announcing Global Launch of MobiPrize 2014 for Sustainable Transportation Enterprise! Applications close July 7! With your help, SMART at the University of Michigan is crowd sourcing and honoring New Mobility enterprises that are making the world a better place through sustainable transportation enterprise. All entrepreneurs (anywhere in the world) addressing sustainable transportation challenges and opportunities … Continue reading

YPT Atlanta Event: Atlanta BeltLine CEO Paul Morris 5/22

YPT Atlanta is excited to host Paul Morris, President and CEO of the Atlanta BeltLine. Paul will speak at Park Tavern, which is just off the BeltLine in Midtown Atlanta. The presentation topic includes tidbits from his career, current projects on the BeltLine and tips on professional development! RSVP here! Thanks to Parsons Brinkerhoff for sponsoring. … Continue reading

NYC Event Alert: 4/3 Urban Sustainability Happy Hour

You’re invited to the fourth installment of the NYC Urban Sustainability Happy Hour on Thursday, April 3rd at Amity Hall (80 W 3rd Street, NYC) from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Come have a drink with others working on innovations in urban sustainability and connected technologies in NYC. If you are interested in urban planning, sustainable development, … Continue reading

NYC JOB ALERT: NYCT ANALYST – SANDY RECOVERY

NYCT Subways Recovery & Resiliency team is hiring 2 new “Sandy Fellows”.  The jobs are now posted on the MTA web site and on LinkedIn, with the applications closing on 2/7/2014. Please see the descriptions below and share them with anyone who you think might be a good fit. They are also open to candidates … Continue reading

YPT Innovator Series — Ship Anything, Anytime, Anywhere with uShip

 Today we talk to uShip’s Timur Eligulashvili, VP of Commercial Products.  Timur has over 10 years of experience in the transportation logistics industry.  Before uShip he held several roles in logistics including analyst, sales, product manager, and even company founder.  We talk to Timur about how uShip’s innovative marketplace has changed the logistics industry, the current … Continue reading

YPT Event Discount: Smart Growth Social

Hey DC-area YPTers! The Coalition for Smarter Growth, the DC region’s leading organization advocating for transit, pedestrian, and bicycling infrastructure, has invited YPT members and friends to attend its Smart Growth Social with special guest and author Jeff Speck on Wednesday, October 2. We’ve worked with the Coalition for Smarter Growth to offer YPT members and friends a special … Continue reading

The Panama Canal Expansion: An Update for Urban Planners

By Linda Roberson Linda is a graduate of the Urban Design program at UC Berkeley and currently works as a consultant in San Francisco. For more information, please email: linda.roberson@gmail.com As interest in the Panama Canal Expansion seems to be growing beyond ports and congressional committees into the worlds of transit planners and urban designers, … Continue reading

DC Residents – Smart Growth America wants to hear from you!

Smart Growth America, a national NGO dedicated to helping more places have strong neighborhoods and strong economies, is launching a new venture focused on urban living. We want to talk to people who want to talk about how to make it easier, cheaper and more fun to live in the city, and what it would … Continue reading

NYC Event Recap: Earth Day

YPT-NYC celebrated Earth Day by holding a presentation panel with experts in sustainability practices across the transportation industry. Tom Abdallah, Chief Environmental Engineer for the Capital Program Management Department of MTA New York City Transit (NYCT), provided an overview of sustainable practices being employed by NYCT subway environment including outfitting support facilities with solar panels at … Continue reading

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