Making Space for a Low-Emissions Future: 80 X 50 and the Challenge for Transportation
Monday, March 20, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
New York City’s strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% by the year 2050 provides both a challenge and an opportunity for the world of transportation. What is certain is that in order to reach this goal, New York City will have to dramatically shift away from personal car usage to more sustainable modes.
But in a city of 8.6 million people and counting, where streets have long been designed for private cars instead of people, where do we begin to claim road space for a low- (and no-) emissions future? How can we both incentivize low-emission travel and pursue designs and policies that discourage driving? Low-emissions zones, car-free streets, car-free days, parking reform, and restrictions on high-emission vehicles can all move the needle on climate change as well as influence how we think about street space.
Join us in the run up to Earth Day 2017, which will be the stage for a new trial of car-free streets, for a discussion of how we can make more room on NYC streets for low- and no-emissions travel. We will examine reclaiming space for sustainable transportation through four lenses: the curb, the street, the neighborhood, and the city and discuss the legal framework for implementing these changes.
1.5 CLE credits offered in the areas of Professional Practice category. The credit is both transitional and non-transitional.
Monday, March 20th from 6:30 – 8pm
Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
- Vishaan Chakrabarti (Moderator), Founder, Practice for Architecture and Urbanism
- Frederick Harris (’79), Managing Director, Jonathan Rose Companies
- Julia Kite, Policy and Research Manager, Transportation Alternatives
- Benjamin Mandel, Renewable Energy Policy Advisor, New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability
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Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law
The Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law, a research institute at the New York University School of Law, works to advance policy-relevant inquiry and writing to develop and implement innovative market and regulatory solutions for environmental, climate and energy issues at the city, state, national, and global level.