green architecture

Green Design, Policy

Battery Park City, Manhattan, expensive neighborhoods

Green community Battery Park City via gigi_nyc via photopin cc

Yesterday, the City Council passed a bill that says New York City must cut greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050. The bill, which was approved 47-0, was sponsored by Queens Councilman Costa Constantinides and is expected to be signed into law by Mayor de Blasio.

To reduce emissions, measures similar to those used for PlaNYC will be put into play, including planting trees and retrofitting buildings to be more energy efficient. But we also suspect that the bill will spur a wave of new green developments.

More on the greenhouse gas plan

Daily Link Fix

cat begs for food, dinner in NYC, miho aikawa
  • An Intimate Look at Dinner in NYC: There are so many daily activities we take for granted. FastCo spotlights photographer Miho Aikawa’s project examining the differences between diners in New York and Tokyo.
  • A Day in the Life of a NYC Taxi Driver: Citylab profiles data junkie Chris Whong’s visualization of NYC cab driver’s day long routes, so you can find out where NY cabbies go without having to deal with traffic or fares.
  • The MoMA Gets a New Chief Curator of Art and Design: MoMA just announced the appointment of Martino Stierli as the museums’ new chief art and design curator and MoMA Press introduces us to him.
  • Rafiq Azam Lecture: Archdaily discusses the green architect’s philosophy and tells you where you can see his upcoming NYC lecture.

Images: Cat begging for food (left), Rafiq Azam design (right)


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