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Bringing Citizens’ Assemblies to NYC

On February 25, 2020, Archie Kinnane and Richard Reiss of City Atlas gave testimony to the NYC Council on two new bills intended to strengthen…

City-scale climate education for NYC

The top 10% by income – in New York, about 860,000 people – can begin to contribute answers. We need a war effort, and New Yorkers can lead it.

The Green New Deal is the real deal

Like the original New Deal, the Green New Deal is extremely wide-ranging. It addresses agriculture, energy, transportation, economic security, the environment, and the entire social sphere besides.

Percent for Climate, a proposal for NYC

Our idea is to duplicate existing Percent for Art programs, which are currently part of the City’s budget process and the MTA’s budget process, and…

Carbon, the city, & Local Law 97

City Atlas plans for 2019 were sketched out during our December 2018 testimony to the NYC Council on Local Law 97. While praising the decarbonization…

An energy town hall on the Upper East Side

The most modern idea in architecture is the Passive House, which only needs a tiny amount of heating and cooling as compared to a conventional structure. We learned more at a town hall on energy.

Fifty Years of Landmarks

New York’s Landmarks Law preserves not only the culture of the past, but the energy put into buildings of the past.

Insouciant coyotes take Manhattan

An adventurous coyote led police on a futile chase through Riverside Park on the Upper West Side, the second to be seen in Manhattan in April, and the sixth NYC coyote sighting of 2015, a record-breaking pace.