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Learning From the Dutch After Superstorm Sandy

Henk Ovink, the Netherlands' acting director-general of Spatial Planning and Water Affairs, is now a senior advisor to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and the creative force behind "Rebuild by Design."

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Bijan Rezvani  |  October 23, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Mollenkopf discusses how the city's changing demographics will affect local politics.VIDEO
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Bijan Rezvani  |  October 23, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The Center for Urban Research Director John Mollenkopf uses mapping to show the changing balance of native-born and immigrant racial groups.VIDEO
Map courtesy of the Center for Urban Research.
Georgia Kral  |  October 17, 2012 12:05 PM | Comments
MetroFocus looks at the redistricting process in New York City, a politically charged process that takes place once every 10 years.
More trash awaits processing in Peekskill. After the burning, the ash is cooled and sifted for recyclable metal and the remains, about 10 percent of the initial volume, are sent to landfills. Photo by Marc Fader/ City Limits.
Bill Hughes for City Limits  |  October 11, 2012 11:59 AM | Comments
A Bloomberg administration plan pits concerns about city spending and carbon emissions against fears of environmental injustice.
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Christina Knight  |  October 5, 2012 2:35 PM | Comments
A new series on local solutions to poverty began with a look at education strategies.VIDEO
Music fans wait outside the Barclays Center before Jay-Z performs for the first time in the arena on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. AP/Henny Ray Abrams.
Philly Bubaris  |  October 1, 2012 4:16 PM | Comments
A look at social media reaction to the grand opening of the Barclays Center on Friday, Sept. 28.
A 48-inch drill head at the 18th Street horizontal directional drill exit site in Jersey City, N.J. Gas pipeline from the New Jersey – New York Expansion Project. Image from the FERC Environmental Compliance Monitoring Program weekly report, Sept. 10-16, 2012.
Matt Hunger for the Gotham Gazette  |  September 26, 2012 1:21 PM | 8 Comments
The New Jersey-New York Expansion Project has sparked protests and legal challenges along its proposed route, particularly in Jersey City and the West Village.VIDEO
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Georgia Kral  |  September 25, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
The Barclays Center opens on Friday, and neighborhood groups are demanding accountability.VIDEO
Fracking in Burlington, PA. While fracking has generated significant wealth for the state, opponents wage that it's had a devastating impact on the environment and is not a financially sustainable industry. AP/Ralph Wilson.
Cristian Salazar and Sarah Crean for Gotham Gazette  |  September 24, 2012 3:53 PM | Comments
The city has called for replacing the heavy heating oils used in buildings with substantially cleaner fuels by 2030. That will likely mean an increased reliance on natural gas.
The journalist Norman Oder has been chronicling the story of the Atlantic Yards development on his watchdog blog Atlantic Yards Report for more than five years. Photo by Jonathan Barkey.
Georgia Kral  |  September 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The Barclays Center opens Sept. 28. Is it according to plan and what happens next?VIDEO
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