In summer 2010 began the study “New York City (Steady) State”, led by New York architect and urbanist Michael Sorkin.
The authors are examining the city's metabolism in the areas of energy, construction, mobility, social economics, water, food, air, waste, climate, and production. The history and development of each area are investigated, current needs defined, and ideas for a new metabolism developed accordingly. These are to be based primarily on resources available within the city itself.
The goal of the ongoing research project is to develop a master plan for New York based on the paradigm of sustainability. The study was presented in detail at the Holcim Forum 2010 in Mexico City and is supported by the Holcim Foundation with a grant. Excerpt of Big Apple, Homegrown
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