Talk About Sustainability (updated)
May 29th, 2008

Join Gotham Gazette and Hunter College’s Center for Community Planning & Development to discuss the city’s PlaNYC for a green and growing New York. To continue the conversation on we began with the launch of Sustainability Watch in April, Tom Angotti, professor in the Hunter College Department of Urban Affairs & Planning and Gotham Gazette’s land use columnist, will be available to answer your questions and offer his views about what the plan does and does not do, its strength and its weakness.

What do you want to know? What do you think? If you have questions now, just add them to the comments here. You can ask now or tune in on June 3, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. to ask your questions live — and to read the conversation as it takes place. Visit our chat page on June 3 to participate.

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3 Responses to “Talk About Sustainability (updated)”

  1. gail Says:
    June 2nd, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    What do you think of the mayor’s prediction that the city will grow by 1million people by 2030? Do you think its likely to happen? And, either way, do you think continued growth is essential to the health and vitality of the city?

  2. Municipal Art Society Planning Center Says:
    June 2nd, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    1. Rumors have been flying about the possible agenda for the next Charter Revision Commission. Should PlaNYC be made part of the citys charter? If so, which parts would be most relevant, in your mind, for achieving sustainability? If PlaNYC isnt on the agenda for the Charter Revision Commission, what reforms do you think should be?

    2. Given the lack of an up-to-date comprehensive planning framework for New York City, how can community-based planners take advantage of the creation of the Long Term Planning and Sustainability Office and/or PlaNYC? In other words, are there any tangible opportunities for community-based planners derived from the existence of this new organism/initiative?

  3. amanda Says:
    June 2nd, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    While much of PlanNYC focuses on emissions from vehicles, as you know, building are responsible for the lion’s share of greenhouse gas emissions in the city. Beyond city-owned buildings the plan does not have much to say about that? Should New York be doing more in this area? What would you like to see?

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