On this edition of MetroFocus: “Rebuild by Design” and innovative water management solutions from the Netherlands, The New York Times Op-Doc “Animals Are Persons Too” and an interview with animal rights lawyer Steven Wise, and the wonderful world of little free libraries.
Henk Ovink, senior adviser to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and principal of Rebuild by Design, tells MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman how we can think differently about climate change after Superstorm Sandy.
On the Lower East Side, near the intersection of the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges, a “Little Free Library” has returned to its place in front of an affordable housing unit called 82 Rutgers Slip.
NJTVNews Managing Editor Mike Schneider reports on the replacement of Camden, New Jersey’s city police force with a county-wide one and the impact it’s had on crime levels.
A new report by the Center for an Urban Future details the city’s aging infrastructure, a dune-building project in Toms River is projected to move ahead, the Adirondack P-TECH program is trying out a new education model designed to reduce youth unemployment and keep graduates in the region and more.
MTA photographer Patrick Cashin on the 2nd Ave. subway, remedies for a slow commute far upstate, The Rockefeller University’s Parents & Science initiative teaches about research in childhood health and behavior and a visit to the Digital Atelier.
Rockefeller Foundation President, Judith Rodin, says bus rapid transit, or BRT, is “absolutely critical for New York.”