Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park and urban sustainability at the Brooklyn waterfront.

Achieve an understanding of how sustainability and PlaNYC has shaped Brooklyn College's campus and goals.

A pod walk along one of the most polluted waterways in New York.

Pod Walks

Come take a tour on the issues of sustainability in Brooklyn.

What Is a Pod Walk?

A pod walk is an interactive walking tour that guides the participant through the various aspects of a site. These pod walks help one understand what aspect of each location is sustainable. Each pod walk consists of: 

  • an audio guide detailing sustainability at each stop and guiding one through the site,
  • a visual map of the stops, and
  • an interactive guide highlighting the main points at each stop and providing tips to engage with the site.

Our Pod Walks

The three pod walks address sustainability problems and initiatives at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn College and Gowanus Canal. They were created by the students of the fall 2012 Macaulay Honors College Seminar 3: Science and Technology in New York City class at Brooklyn College, under the instruction of Professor Tammy Lewis. Each pod walk focuses on a different aspect within the three pillars of sustainability — environmental, social and economic.


Issues of sustainability are constantly changing. Therefore, these pod walks will be periodically updated to reflect those changes.