Richard Reiss has had a front row seat to the discussion
of climate in New York City in five years as co-founder of newyork.thecityatlas.org, a media project about the future of the city. City Atlas is based at CUNY and was launched with support from the Rockefeller Foundation. Before City Atlas, Reiss co-founded artistascitizen.org, a media nonprofit that matches top creative students with projects in the public interest. The first project at Artist As Citizen, created in 2005, featured Wallace Broecker of the Earth Institute, the scientist who coined the phrase ‘global warming’. Reiss was born and raised in Greenwich Village and majored in architecture at Yale.
Updated October 2016