To enhance New York City’s services, local government must focus on management rather than politics and substance and outcomes rather than image and public relations.
Urbanization Archives - State of the Planet
The authors of a new book discuss how urban areas can take climate action without running afoul of state and federal laws.
Most research on rising sea levels focuses on the direct effects of inundation. A new study adds social and economic vulnerabilities to the equation.
A new framework for legislators and advocates aims to promote environmental justice with exemplary tools to accelerate proposed policy changes.
In her class at the Columbia Climate School, this environmental justice lawyer provides tools and hands-on opportunities for her students to generate real-world impacts.
A Q&A with John Williams, who studies the historical links between the built environment and racial injustice in U.S. cities.
A Sustainability Management graduate student discusses questions of environmental injustice in Atlanta, Georgia, as one county prepares to turn a large greenspace into a police training facility.
In the United States, we need strong pollution control standards that are enforced carefully, precisely, and with a deep understanding of the pace of operational change that is feasible for a particular business or locality.
A hyper-local study of vegetation shows that the city’s trees and grass often cancel out all the CO2 released from cars, trucks and buses on summer days.
Diversity and tolerance comprise the secret sauce that fuels New York City’s creative and economic dynamism.