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A 'Climate Change Laboratory' on Governors Island

New York City is seeking proposals for transforming Governors Island into a "living laboratory" for climate change resilience.
October 9, 2019, 6am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Christopher Flavelle reports:

Since 2003, however, when the federal government turned control over to New York City, under the condition that it not be used for residential housing, it has been an island in search of a purpose — and in search of a source of revenue to pay for its upkeep.

Now, the city has a new idea: transforming one of its last big chunks of developable land — as much as 4.2 million square feet on the southern half of the island, which New York wants to rezone for commercial and educational use — into a “living laboratory” for coping with the effects of climate change.

The timeline for the request for proposals is short: six weeks until the city wants to see "pitch decks" to sell the idea to potential foundations, universities, and corporate partners. The article includes more details on the intended goals of the project sought by the city.

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Published on Sunday, October 6, 2019 in The New York Times
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