Judging by qualitative experience and from comments on this blog and in other local print media, it seems there is some confusion about what it really means to be a “Green City”. Frankly, when people who claim to be pro-green are still referring to Mayor Diaz as “Concrete Manny” with derogatory undertones, it means many of us still don’t get it. Today I was going to wax on about the counter-intuitive nature of the Green City, but instead I strongly recommend reading an essay written in the New Yorker a couple of years ago that does an outstanding job explaining why New York is actually the greenest city in the U.S. Click here to download it.

top photo courtesy of Scott Foy’s Flickr account

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3 Responses to What the Heck is a Green City, Anyway?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Ryan, your link is not working. You might want to provide a source that doesn’t link to your Gmail account. Looking forward to reading it!

  2. Ryan says:

    Thanks anon it should be working now. I apologize for the inconvenience.

  3. Michael Emilio + Miami Real Estate says:

    Huge point right here:

    A second lucky accident was that Manhattan’s street plan was created by merchants who were more interested in economic efficiency than in boulevards, parks, or
    empty spaces between buildings. The resulting crush of architecture is actually humanizing, because it brings the city’s commercial, cultural, and other offerings closer together, thereby increasing their accessibility.

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