Instructor: Kizzy Charles-Guzman
This capstone seminar will take a comprehensive look at the policy‐making process and evaluate the plausibility of developing and implementing New York City‐specific policies to improve the City’s environment. Students will examine the powers and structure of the New York City Council and Mayor’s Office and understand the role of agencies, public and private organizations, businesses and interest groups as critical parts of a bureaucracy through which environmental issues are shaped, managed and negotiated. Students will also identify various environmental, social and economic goals that the City should pursue and evaluate policy solutions that follow the path towards sustainability laid out in PlaNYC 2030 to manage, use and protect environmental resources in New York City.
Redefining New York City's Flood Protection Standard
Reducing Municipal Solid Waste