Mayor De Blasio’s Sustainability Plan for New York

One New York: The Plan for a Strong and Just City
OneNewYork
http://www1.nyc.gov/html/onenyc/index.html [website]
http://on.nyc.gov/1OeZYjn [pdf]

[From Press Release] …Today, New York City faces a number of challenges, including a rapidly growing population, rising inequality, an aging infrastructure, and climate change. OneNYC lays out a series of specific targets and initiatives to prepare New York City for the future generations, including:

  • Making New York City home to 4.9 million jobs by 2040.
  • Creating 240,000 new housing units by 2025, and an additional 250,000 to 300,000 by 2040.
  • Enabling the average New Yorker to reach 25% more jobs – or 1.8 million jobs – within 45 minutes by public transit.
  • Lifting 800,000 New Yorkers out of poverty or near-poverty by 2025.
  • Cutting premature mortality by 25 percent by 2040, while reducing racial/ethnic disparities.
  • Reducing the city’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050, over 2005 levels.
  • Sending zero waste to landfills and reducing waste disposal by 90 percent relative to 2005 levels, by 2030.
  • Ensuring New York City has the best air quality among all large U.S. cities by 2030.
  • Reducing risks of flooding in most affected communities.
  • Eliminating long-term displacement from homes and jobs after future shock events by 2050.
  • Reducing the city’s Social Vulnerability Index for neighborhoods across the City;
  • Reducing annual economic losses from climate-related events;
  • Continued investment as part of an over-$20 billion program that includes a range of physical, social, and economic resiliency measures…
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