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.
Urbanization Archives - State of the Planet
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.
The river — much like post-pandemic New York City — is more resilient than people think.
Based on a decade of data from Hurricane Sandy, two New York City planners explore the inequities of disaster mitigation and recovery — and what needs to change to prevent climate gentrification.
Professor Peter Muennig discusses the state of New York City’s streets, and what could be done to make them safer.
Raccoons, coyotes, possums and other wild mammals are becoming more common in the country’s most densely populated city. New research aims to map their populations and habits in hopes of decreasing conflicts with humans.
The parks may not get 1% of NYC’s $100 billion budget, but if 1% of the city’s 8.4 million people volunteered to work in their local park, those 84,000 people could clean up a lot of trash and weeds.
A century ago, the Harlem Renaissance changed the worlds of art and culture. Could Harlem one day become a leader in the transition to a green economy?
The subway system requires new signals, switches, cars, and expanded routes. While congestion pricing can’t pay for all of that, it can help.