Category Archives: environmental sustainability

Written off by some, the natural world rebounds in NYC

By Len Maniace To paraphrase Mark Twain –  reports of nature’s death in New York City have been much exaggerated. And given some help, nature can thrive in our city. That’s what leading experts from government and nonprofit groups told … Continue reading

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Not busy Thursday and Friday? Why not plan NYC’s future

By Len Maniace A legendary basketball coach may be this nation’s foremost advocate for planning.  Though others have been credited with saying it first, UCLA basketball coach John Wooden is the one most often associated with the sage advice: Failing … Continue reading

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Support for climate-change action from an unlikely source

Some prominent Republicans are raising an alarm bell over global warming. And for a change, they are saying the threat is serious and humans largely responsible for it. On Saturday former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Jr. compared the lack of … Continue reading

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Bringing the benefits of pedestrian plazas to an unequal city

By Len Maniace The proliferation of pedestrian plazas is one of New York City’s great success stories over the last 10 years – especially those at Times Square, Herald Square and Madison Square. They provide a crucial overflow space for … Continue reading

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