Charging drivers more could provide much-needed funding for public transit, while reducing traffic and making Manhattan a better place to live and work.
As new technologies continue to change consumption patterns, land use and social norms, we have an opportunity to ensure these changes result in an exciting sustainable lifestyle in a new type of sustainable city.
Natural disaster reconstruction will not be easy, but our greatest assets in the rebuilding efforts are our communities and our common values.
First responders have learned how to reduce the death toll from natural disasters, but America’s long-term response and approach to reconstruction suffers from uncertainty, bureaucracy and inadequate resources of every kind. Until we understand that disaster reconstruction is not part of emergency response, it will remain a disaster.
We need to ensure that our air, water and soil is free of poisons and to do that we need to take pollution control more seriously than we do today. Many industries have found that environmental regulation is compatible with long term production and profits.
Though Trump’s America doesn’t recognize the value of diversity, New York City views maintaining economic, racial, national and ethnic diversity as an important goal and matter of public policy.
Trump cannot stop the attention most of us are paying to environmental sustainability, and I remain confident that the transition to a renewable resource-based economy has begun.
The federal response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico was far too slow and small to deal with the massive scale of the disaster, but the future potential for Puerto Rico could be achieved by constructing a more resilient, storm-resistant built environment.
Vulnerable infrastructure is a crisis that calls for enhanced governmental capacity to address a new, national issue of national security.