State of the Planet

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  • Congestion Pricing is Slowly Coming to New York City

    Congestion Pricing is Slowly Coming to New York City

    London, Singapore, and Stockholm have all managed to do something that New York City has been unable to do; enact and implement congestion pricing in its central business district.

  • 8 Ways NYC Can Help Vulnerable Communities Survive Summer Heat

    8 Ways NYC Can Help Vulnerable Communities Survive Summer Heat

    Communities of color are especially at risk from extreme heat, and COVID-19 has made cooling off more challenging for many. Here’s how the city can do better.

  • Protecting New York City from the Impact of Climate Change

    Protecting New York City from the Impact of Climate Change

    The climate crisis and the extreme weather it brings will get worse before it gets better, and New York City’s very survival depends on our ability to finally respond to the climate adaptation crisis before us.

  • Governing New York City

    Governing New York City

    It would be terrific if the next mayor leveled with us and recruited all New Yorkers to be part of a real effort at community building. Perhaps we might finally respond to this tale of two cities, and lift all of the city’s children out of poverty.

  • It’s Time to Invest in New York City’s Parks

    It’s Time to Invest in New York City’s Parks

    The Biden administration is gearing up for a major effort to rebuild our old and decaying infrastructure: to invest in the economic well-being of all Americans. Let’s make sure New York’s parks are included.

  • 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.

  • Reviving New York City

    Reviving New York City

    My hope is that when we elect our new mayor during the June Democratic primary, we elect a leader who is ready to ask all of us “not what New York City can do for us, but what we can do for New York City.”

  • 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.

  • Institutionalizing Sustainability in New York City Government

    Institutionalizing Sustainability in New York City Government

    Since the city’s term-limited mayor will be replaced by someone else, how do we assure that sustainability policy will continue to be implemented?

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Recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world. The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of knowledge, identify community needs, and develop a framework for evaluating risks with a focus on climate justice. Register by June 15

  • Congestion Pricing is Slowly Coming to New York City

    Congestion Pricing is Slowly Coming to New York City

    London, Singapore, and Stockholm have all managed to do something that New York City has been unable to do; enact and implement congestion pricing in its central business district.

  • 8 Ways NYC Can Help Vulnerable Communities Survive Summer Heat

    8 Ways NYC Can Help Vulnerable Communities Survive Summer Heat

    Communities of color are especially at risk from extreme heat, and COVID-19 has made cooling off more challenging for many. Here’s how the city can do better.

  • Protecting New York City from the Impact of Climate Change

    Protecting New York City from the Impact of Climate Change

    The climate crisis and the extreme weather it brings will get worse before it gets better, and New York City’s very survival depends on our ability to finally respond to the climate adaptation crisis before us.

  • Governing New York City

    Governing New York City

    It would be terrific if the next mayor leveled with us and recruited all New Yorkers to be part of a real effort at community building. Perhaps we might finally respond to this tale of two cities, and lift all of the city’s children out of poverty.

  • It’s Time to Invest in New York City’s Parks

    It’s Time to Invest in New York City’s Parks

    The Biden administration is gearing up for a major effort to rebuild our old and decaying infrastructure: to invest in the economic well-being of all Americans. Let’s make sure New York’s parks are included.

  • 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.

  • Reviving New York City

    Reviving New York City

    My hope is that when we elect our new mayor during the June Democratic primary, we elect a leader who is ready to ask all of us “not what New York City can do for us, but what we can do for New York City.”

  • 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.

  • Institutionalizing Sustainability in New York City Government

    Institutionalizing Sustainability in New York City Government

    Since the city’s term-limited mayor will be replaced by someone else, how do we assure that sustainability policy will continue to be implemented?