What Nancy's Writing
While Gotham Gazette's Mayoral Issues Grid is a great public education tool for highlighting vital issues, it is remiss in overlooking urban environmental issues.
Although the term is overused, the Mayor and the people of NYC must work together to create a "sustainable city". Our spiking summer time energy demand is pushing us toward the edge of the power system's capacity, while day after day temperatures soar. We are in the midst of an unprecedented building boom, but we are not building many high performance, sustainable buildings. New Yorkers know that they need more affordable housing and Gotham Gazette should focus attention on finding the link between sustainability and affordability. Finally, a sustainable City needs to have a reliable and affordable system in place to manage its waste and increase its recycling. None of these issues is secondary. New Yorkers need to know what the Mayoral candidates are going to do.