Comprehensive Planning

Community based comprehensive planning with all government agencies is essential to building a plan designed to maximize livability and climate change resiliency.  Officials need to fund research, update projections, map and tie together relevant strategies Long Island City and throughout the city, state and nation.  An accurate and valid risk assessment of the magnitude of water volume and its drainage pathways from these sources must take place. It must include a realistic risk appraisal of the likelihood and number of water-related events the community can expect, and it must specify the existing, available environmental and flood control technologies and measures needed to mitigate the impact of these events. And finally, the plan must identify funds to implement its recommendations.

Public land use reviews and city and state environmental impacts assessments must be in lock step with each other as well as run parallel to NYC Panel on Climate Change, NYS Panel of Climate Change and international standards. Plus must meet NYS “green” legislation calling for 70% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 and 100% by 2050.

Jane Jacobs was the innovator of Community Based Planning. To learn more about her
Take a Jane Jacobs walking tour with MAS See the 2022 schedule for New York City HERE.