State of the Planet

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  • Public Service and Community Can Address New York City’s Post-COVID Crisis

    Public Service and Community Can Address New York City’s Post-COVID Crisis

    As we struggle to emerge from COVID, we have the direct and clear leadership of our new mayor and the noble service and sacrifice of NYPD’s Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora to strengthen our resolve. But it will take all of us in service to each other to ensure our recovery.

  • Public Service, Public Ethics and New York’s Political Life

    Public Service, Public Ethics and New York’s Political Life

    Sometimes the quest for public service can lead people to cut corners on the way they work to achieve what they believe are critical goals.

  • Public Space and the Sustainable City

    Public Space and the Sustainable City

    As our planet becomes more urban, the importance of parks and other public spaces becomes magnified.

  • The Value of Public Service

    The Value of Public Service

    In a world where we are constantly interacting and competing, we also need to nurture and generate the value of cooperation and compassion. This is a value I call public service.

  • Back to Public Service

    Back to Public Service

    Encouraging public service requires constant effort at promoting a value and sense of ethics that is essential to national well-being. The broad consensus of shared values is the basis of our political stability and that stability is why the American story remains one of positive, forward moving progress. T

  • 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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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

  • Public Service and Community Can Address New York City’s Post-COVID Crisis

    Public Service and Community Can Address New York City’s Post-COVID Crisis

    As we struggle to emerge from COVID, we have the direct and clear leadership of our new mayor and the noble service and sacrifice of NYPD’s Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora to strengthen our resolve. But it will take all of us in service to each other to ensure our recovery.

  • Public Service, Public Ethics and New York’s Political Life

    Public Service, Public Ethics and New York’s Political Life

    Sometimes the quest for public service can lead people to cut corners on the way they work to achieve what they believe are critical goals.

  • Public Space and the Sustainable City

    Public Space and the Sustainable City

    As our planet becomes more urban, the importance of parks and other public spaces becomes magnified.

  • The Value of Public Service

    The Value of Public Service

    In a world where we are constantly interacting and competing, we also need to nurture and generate the value of cooperation and compassion. This is a value I call public service.

  • Back to Public Service

    Back to Public Service

    Encouraging public service requires constant effort at promoting a value and sense of ethics that is essential to national well-being. The broad consensus of shared values is the basis of our political stability and that stability is why the American story remains one of positive, forward moving progress. T

  • 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.