NYCEDC delivers the infrastructure New York City needs to:
- Make our city more efficient for people and businesses
- Ensure New Yorkers can access and enjoy essential parts of their communities
- Make the places where we live and work resilient to climate change
To do this, we deliver green infrastructure to help mitigate the effects of flooding, resilient buildings for critical services, and open space for a less car-centric city—essential to the transition to a green economy.
How we measure success going forward will be by the groundwork we lay now for future lasting impact for the people and neighborhoods of New York City.
A Focus on Sustainability
NYCEDC plays a leading role in making NYC’s transportation infrastructure, energy, and buildings more sustainable and efficient.
Increasing the use of the city’s waterways will spur the transformation of commercial transport—resulting in a greener city with reduced congestion and pollution. NYCEDC and NYCDOT’s Blue Highways pilot program encourages the use of sustainable water freight and last-mile delivery solutions—an effort recently funded by the federal government.
By the Numbers
homes will be powered by the energy produced through NYC’s offshore wind projects in development.
In the growing industry of offshore wind, NYCEDC is working with the City, community, and environmental justice leaders to lay the groundwork to attract offshore wind to NYC, with the City committing to a ~$200M investment over 15 years.
Connecting New Yorkers to Open Space
Through our investments in parks, greenways, and recreational sites, we’re committed to making NYC a more open, walkable, and community-focused city—connecting New Yorkers to the best their neighborhoods have to offer.
By the Numbers
Federal grant to plan a five-borough greenway network, with a focus on historically underserved communities.
Meeting the Challenge of Climate Change
As a coastal city, NYC must address climate change head on. NYCEDC is shaping the City’s vision for meeting this challenge—and seizing the opportunity to strengthen our places of business and community and make them more resilient.
PlaNYC is the City’s plan to prepare the city for one million more residents, strengthen the economy, combat climate change, and enhance the quality of life for all New Yorkers. Learn more.
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