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New York City Urban Resilience 2020


New York City is huge, and the number of issues one could deal with on such a map is similarly tremendous. I chose to focus on a few issues which might be mappable: Generating local electricity in NYC, and eliminating food deserts/expanding access to fresh produce in many underserved areas.


In addition, throughout the city, there is currently a plan to plant 1 million trees, reduce energy use by buildings across the city, and prepare for the consequences of global warming. What other key elements of Resilience would be good to highlight?

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Comment by Jean Frankly on April 20, 2010 at 12:44am
Thanks for sharing your vision of New York 2020. The map is a great way to communicate these ideas.

You might be interested in healthy-food distribution programs for low-income families like the Good Food Box operated by FoodShare in Toronto. They work with local farmers, and run other programs like community kitchens.

http://www.urgentevoke.com/profiles/blogs/foodshare-strengthening-the
http://www.foodshare.net/goodfoodbox01.htm
Comment by alexis gordon on April 20, 2010 at 1:30pm
What do wind powered balloons do and how do they work?
Comment by Dr Pete on April 20, 2010 at 4:10pm
Near the surface, the wind in NYC is not great, but if you go up high enough, there's a very large amount of wind. There are startups making windmills on balloons that you can put above places like NYC to generate power. I read about them here, here and here.
Comment by Patricio Buenrostro-Gilhuys on April 20, 2010 at 4:32pm
Dr. Pete: Great work with the grand vision for NY. I think food distribution is part of the solution. Food production inside the City is the other part. I come from another big city- Mexico City and I think we face some similar challenges. I would like some input too http://www.urgentevoke.com/profiles/blogs/imagine7-resilient-mexico...

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