New York City as a Sustainable City
On April 7, 2011, the Earth Institute, in conjunction with the Urban and Social Policy Concentration at the School of International and Public Affairs, the Master of Public Administration program in Environmental Science Policy, and the MS in Sustainability Management, sponsored the panel discussion New York City as a Sustainable City. The panel was moderated by Steve Cohen, Executive Director of the Earth Institute, Columbia University and Director, M.S. Sustainability Management, and featured David Bragdon, Director of the Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability for the New York City Mayor?s Office; Cas Holloway, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection; Bill Solecki, Director of the CUNY Institute of Sustainable Cities; and Ester Fuchs, Founder of the Center for Urban Research and Policy and Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. The discussion focused on the current state of New York City?s sustainability, including initiatives such as PlaNYC 2030, and what they envision for the future of sustainability in an urban area that is home to close to 20 million people.