Tales from Our Trash: New York City’s Sanitation Workers, Sustainable Cities, and the Value of Knowledge

Most of NYC's waste transfer stations are concentrated in poor and minority communities in the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn.

We have a problem in New York City: We generate more than 30,000 tons of waste each day. Roughly one third of that waste is household trash, and the daunting task of collecting garbage from New…

Video: Tales From Our Trash

Watch the video of the conversation with Dr. Robin Nagle, author of Picking Up and anthropologist-in-residence with the New York City Department of Sanitation…

Tales from Our Trash: Sanitation Workers, Sustainable Cities, and the Value of Knowledge

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Join us for a conversation with Dr. Robin Nagle, author of Picking Up and anthropologist-in-residence with the New York City Department of Sanitation; Commissioner John J. Doherty, NYC Dept. of Sanitation; Mierle Ukeles, artist-in-residence with the…

“The Campaign” in reality this Election Day

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The comedy “The Campaign” was not just another hysterical Will Ferrel movie, it was in fact a satire on what American politics are actually like. With Dan Aykroyd and John Lithgow playing characters named “the Motch…