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Fall 2014 MultipliCITY!



CSI and Pratt CMFM Workshops!

Check out the upcoming workshops from Pratt CMFM and CSI! 

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Brooklyn Biogas Workshop

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Brooklyn Biogas Workshop

Date/Time: Saturday April 26 (9-5) & Sunday April 27 (9-3)


Holstee Work/Shop, 98 4th St, #106, Brooklyn, NY 11231


Biogas is “the original natural gas”. Put together materials similar to those used in making a compost pile, keep the stuff warm, wet, and away from the air, and bingo: a burnable gas is produced. Use it anywhere you might use fossil natural gas, but without the fracking.

On the weekend of April 26th-27th, in Brooklyn NY, David House, the author of The Complete Biogas Handbook (referred to by some as “the bible of biogas”), will be offering a biogas workshop. The first day of the workshop offers complete information about how to understand, successfully make and properly use biogas. David will show you examples of and provide plans you can use to make any of the four most common types of small scale biogas digesters (the sealed containers used to make biogas).

New laws and a changing approach to the environment in NYC (see information below) will mean that more of those who generate the kind of waste useful to make biogas— food waste from restaurants, for example— will need to be prepared to make changes. What if you knew how to build a digester and generate biogas from that food waste? David will show you the example of a small resturant in Oregon where, from food they are presently throwing away, they could generate perhaps 18,000 cubic feet of biogas every month!.

The second day will be mostly hands-on, but first you will learn the astonishing benefits of biogas, worldwide. Then those who have purchased a $30 kit will build their very own (it’s-yours-so-take-it-home) core for a very low-cost biogas digester. (If these digester cores are kept warm and well fed, they can produce enough gas for a family of 2 or 3 to cook all their meals, but the kits do not include insulation, a gas storage unit, stoves or other appliances.) Everyone who attends will get a copy of the Complete Biogas Handbook, and a CD containing the world’s best free information on biogas. Zero to biogas in two days!

Finally, at this workshop, a new, inexpensive, well insulated, 2 cubic meter digester design will be shown, and every participant will be given plans showing how to build it from widely available low-cost materiasl: a $175 value! (Kits will also be available.)

For further details or to sign up, please visit the complete biogas web site, at (Or if you wish, you can sign up by using the buttons, just below.)

Cost: $215 for two days, going from zero to biogas. Do you think that's too much? Well, here’s the thing. We are offering a satisfaction guarentee. If you're not satisfied that everything we have given you and that you are learning are worth the cost, then simply return all items to us by lunchtime on the first day, and we will refund your money.

Use this button to register and pay for the two-day workshop!


Use this button to buy a digester core kit (limit 20 for the whole workshop!)

Meet Pratt’s Spring 2014 Green Infrastructure Fellows

Meet our Spring 2014 Green Infrastructure Fellows here!

Check Out The New Lecture Series – A Tale of Two Cities: Closing the Gap

A Tale of Two Cities: Closing the Gap  is a Public Lecture series that will explore how the DeBlasio Administration – and new City Council – can address the 2 Cities gap, in the areas of solid waste and climate justice, planning, broad legislation and affordable housing.

For lecture dates, times and details click HERE!

Friday Febuary 28th 6-8 pm Pratt Mannhattan 213

Friday March 7th 6-8 pm Pratt Brooklyn HHN 406

Friday March 28th 6-8 pm Pratt Manhattan Room 213

Friday April 11 6-8 pm Pratt Manhattan Room 213

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Final Marfa Dialogues Installment on Wednesday, November 20th!

Come check out the final installment of the Marfa Dialouges this Wednesday, November 20th!

The Rockaways | Novemer 20th | 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Where: Queens Museum; NYC Buulding; Flushing Meadows Coronoa Park, Queens, NY 

FREE & open to the public


PSPD Alumni Mixer!

Join us November 8th at Pratt Manhatten for a panel discussion with Pratt Alumni currently working in the profession field! 

Refreshments 5:30-6:00pm 

Discussion 6:00-8:00pm

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Open House Events for PSPD!

Check out PSPD's OPEN HOUSE events to learn more about our great graduate programs at Pratt!

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Community Conversations on Environmental Justice & Rebuilding: The Marfa Dialogues

The Center for Social Inclusion invites you to join us for Community Conversations on Environmental Justice & Rebuilding.

The Marfa Dialogues:

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Lower East Side | October 29th

6:00-7:30pm, Reception to Follow

University Settlement 184 Eldridge St. New York, NY

Red Hook, Sunset Park & Williamsburg, Brooklyn | November 6th


Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont St. Brooklyn, NY

The Rockaways | November 20th


Queens Museum; NYC Building; Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, Queens, NY

Meet our Fall 2013 Green Infrastructure Fellows!

To read more about our 2013 Fall GI Fellows, Marcel and WenKai, click here!