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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.

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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