Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

LaGuardia Airport

FAA Approves Circuitous, Controversial LaGuardia AirTrain Proposal

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, almost driven out of office by scandal earlier this year, has won a legacy project six years in the making.

July 21, 2021 - The New York Times

New York City Public Housing Project

The Faircloth Amendment and Public Housing, Explained

The amendment is a thorn in the side of affordable housing advocates, who blame "Faircloth Limits" for inhibiting public housing construction.

February 17, 2021 - Next City

Congresswoman

Housing Advocates Gain More Allies on Capitol Hill, by Way of New York City

A growing number of congressional representatives serving the city of New York support aggressive public investment in housing programs.

November 5, 2020 - Curbed

Long Island City

Post-Mortem: Why Amazon Canceled the Queens HQ2

New York City and State offered up nearly $3 billion in incentives to lure Amazon and its 25,000 high-paying jobs to Queens only to see the tech company cancel their plans after local opposition materialized. Was their retreat too hasty?

February 17, 2019 - The New York Times

Lincoln Heights Los Angeles

Updated: What the Green New Deal Means for Planning

The Green New Deal is far from the law of the land, but if this nation were to adopt the legislative agenda proposed by congressional Democrats, it would (and should) have major implications for planning practice.

February 11, 2019 - Slate

Tax

Fighting Climate Change With an Income Tax

There's been a lot of talk about the Green New Deal, but not that much is known about it. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who is promoting it, explained the program on 60 Minutes on January 6.

January 7, 2019 - Politico

Congresswoman

Democrats Take Steps to Address Climate Change in 116th Congress

Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi has selected Rep. Nancy Castor (D-Fla.) to chair the new Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. Two bills that could advance in the House: the Green New Deal and a carbon tax-and-dividend bill, H.R. 7173.

January 2, 2019 - The Atlantic

Oil

Are Environmentalists Turning Away From Carbon Taxes?

Economics 101: It's difficult to reduce an activity if there's no price attached to it, so why are many environmentalists increasingly turning away from wanting to price carbon emissions?

December 11, 2018 - Politico

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.