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Inundation District: Film Screening & Discussion with Director David Abel

February 29, 5:30 pm8:00 pm EST

Join us at New York University for a special screening of Inundation District, a new film from Director and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, David Abel. Following the screening, David Abel will join us for a discussion and audience Q&A. Limited seats available.


In a time of rising seas and intensifying storms, one of the world’s wealthiest, most-educated cities made a fateful decision to spend billions of dollars erecting a new district along its coast — on landfill, at sea level. Unlike other places imperiled by climate change, this neighborhood of glass towers housing some of the world’s largest companies was built well after scientists began warning of the threats, including many at its renowned universities. The city, which already has more high-tide flooding than nearly any other in the United States, called its new quarter the Innovation District. But with seas rising inexorably, and at an accelerating rate, others are calling the neighborhood by a different name: Inundation District.

A production by The Boston Globe, the film premiered in the fall of 2023 as the closing night film of the GlobeDocs Film Festival.

Watch the trailer here.


5:30 PM – Opening remarks
5:40 PM – Film screening (run time 79 minutes)
7:00 PM – Moderated discussion with David Abel
7:40 PM – Audience Q&A


This event is open to the general public. Advance registration is required for all attendees. Non-NYU visitors should be prepared to present a valid government-issued photo ID to security for entry into the building.

Doors to the auditorium will open 15 minutes beforehand. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Non-NYU attendees should plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early in order to avoid security delays.




Sustainable Engineering Initiative


February 29
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm EST
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Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law
Energy, Climate Justice and Sustainability Lab
Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University
Sustainable Engineering Initiative, NYU Tandon School of Engineering


NYU School of Law, Tishman Auditorium
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012 United States
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