order to study sustainable alternatives to the current developments
considered in New York, starting with the Atlantic Yards district in
Brooklyn, we are proposing a multi-disciplinary workgroup, open to
community planning processes, called the Sustainable City Task Force.
alternatives will be carefully considered from environmental, social,
cultural, economic and technical points of view.
Sustainable urban form for Aomori, by JL Msika
software allows a precise evaluation of the heating and cooling
requirements for a specific design, day by day, throughout the year.
transportation will also be taken into account regarding the
establishment of the global carbon footprint of a specific urban design.
goal will be to demonstrate that sound and balanced urban development
can achieve a scientifically verified and significantly reduced carbon
footprint, while simultaneously offering social, cultural and economic
attractiveness and relevance. Far from being a negative constraint,
life in the Sustainable City, while providing an effective and
responsible answer to global warming, will also offer cultural
integration and a more enjoyable and mind opening way of life
than isolation in the urban sprawl.
will then be able to offer practical and powerful solutions to the
problems of global warming and energy dependence and a better quality
of life in a cleaner, safer city that has stronger social bonds.
change and energy dependence are global problems. The sustainable
alternatives provided by the Task Force could be a powerful
contribution to the debate, since the whole world is watching
innovations from the United States, and particularly New York, as the
city reinvents itself for a new urban future.