14 Apr '12, 9am

How Do You Fit 1 Million More People in NYC?

How Do You Fit 1 Million More People in NYC?

On Wednesday night, I attended a discussion at the Museum of the City of New York titled "How Should New York Grow?" Based on the conservative estimate that by 2035, the city will be home to 9.2 million people (one million more than today), how can we possibly adapt our infrastructure and prepare for the long term? The panelists were Department of City Planning commissioner Anna Hayes Levin and Holliday Professor and Director, the Center for Urban Real Estate, Columbia University Vishaan Chakrabarti . Historian Andrew Alpern moderated. Here are some highlights from the ninety minute talk: The Perils of Jeffersonian Madness Chakrabarti strongly supports the growth of the city, pointing out that the average New Yorker uses one third less energy than the average American, and that cities are better equipped than suburbs or rural areas to meet economic, social equity and envir...

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