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  • New York City’s Dynamism is Why Our City Will Not Fail

    New York City’s Dynamism is Why Our City Will Not Fail

    Diversity and tolerance comprise the secret sauce that fuels New York City’s creative and economic dynamism.

  • New York City’s Hidden Old-Growth Forests

    New York City’s Hidden Old-Growth Forests

    Scientists are uncovering centuries of climate data and human history from giant old timbers saved from demolished structures.

  • The Next New York City

    The Next New York City

    If we are successful in modernizing our economy and greening our infrastructure, and if we do this in a way that expands opportunity, then New York City should seamlessly regain its symbolic and actual place in our economy and in our consciousness.

  • Remembering the Honorable David Dinkins

    Remembering the Honorable David Dinkins

    David Dinkins made us stronger, but he also made us and our city better, and we should honor his memory in this difficult time by rededicating ourselves to public service.

  • ‘Offsetted’ Art Exhibit Explores Humanity’s Relationship to Trees

    ‘Offsetted’ Art Exhibit Explores Humanity’s Relationship to Trees

    A show on campus investigates how trees have been used as pawns in human schemes in and around New York City.

  • Housing in New York City: Updating the History

    Housing in New York City: Updating the History

    “Beyond doubt the large question facing New York housing production today has to do with a market that can not provide for the half of our households that are low income.”

  • The World Trade Center Disaster And Our Toxic World

    The World Trade Center Disaster And Our Toxic World

    In a dangerous world we must be vigilant in the face of evil, but we must also do our best to reduce self-inflicted wounds. We can do a better job of detoxifying our technology, and of helping those who are victims of attacks and disasters. We owe it to our children and the planet they…

  • A Well-Deserved Honor for Mayor David Dinkins

    David Dinkins represents a time when public service was considered a calling. From his service in the U.S. Marines, to his time in the New York State legislature, his service as New York City Clerk, Borough President, Mayor and now Professor; he has always looked for ways to make a contribution to the public good.

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  • New York City’s Dynamism is Why Our City Will Not Fail

    New York City’s Dynamism is Why Our City Will Not Fail

    Diversity and tolerance comprise the secret sauce that fuels New York City’s creative and economic dynamism.

  • New York City’s Hidden Old-Growth Forests

    New York City’s Hidden Old-Growth Forests

    Scientists are uncovering centuries of climate data and human history from giant old timbers saved from demolished structures.

  • The Next New York City

    The Next New York City

    If we are successful in modernizing our economy and greening our infrastructure, and if we do this in a way that expands opportunity, then New York City should seamlessly regain its symbolic and actual place in our economy and in our consciousness.

  • Remembering the Honorable David Dinkins

    Remembering the Honorable David Dinkins

    David Dinkins made us stronger, but he also made us and our city better, and we should honor his memory in this difficult time by rededicating ourselves to public service.

  • ‘Offsetted’ Art Exhibit Explores Humanity’s Relationship to Trees

    ‘Offsetted’ Art Exhibit Explores Humanity’s Relationship to Trees

    A show on campus investigates how trees have been used as pawns in human schemes in and around New York City.

  • Housing in New York City: Updating the History

    Housing in New York City: Updating the History

    “Beyond doubt the large question facing New York housing production today has to do with a market that can not provide for the half of our households that are low income.”

  • The World Trade Center Disaster And Our Toxic World

    The World Trade Center Disaster And Our Toxic World

    In a dangerous world we must be vigilant in the face of evil, but we must also do our best to reduce self-inflicted wounds. We can do a better job of detoxifying our technology, and of helping those who are victims of attacks and disasters. We owe it to our children and the planet they…

  • A Well-Deserved Honor for Mayor David Dinkins

    David Dinkins represents a time when public service was considered a calling. From his service in the U.S. Marines, to his time in the New York State legislature, his service as New York City Clerk, Borough President, Mayor and now Professor; he has always looked for ways to make a contribution to the public good.