In Western Queens, activists see a waterfront warehouse as an opportunity to broaden the horizons of a community's control over its own future.
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Announcing the launch of a campaign to create a new fellowship program empowering fearless and diverse voices to challenge the ways we design, plan, and develop our cities.
Organizers in Flatbush are fighting for the preservation of an African burial ground — to honor the dead, and protect a living community's future.
New York City’s peaker plants are conspicuous emblems of a carbon-intensive energy economy — and its disastrous consequences.
Staying Means Leaving
How do you respond to remediation when it falls short, again and again? For New Jersey's Ramapough Lunaape, mending the impacts of pollution on ancestral land means restoring health and indigenous culture on new ground.
Hidden Maladies and Misplaced Remedies
Toxic industrial legacies — and their hazards — extend far beyond high-profile parcels. Measures to remediate them need to treat a broader urban landscape, too.
In environmental justice communities, knowledge about air pollution hotspots comes from the ground up. Shouldn't remedies start there too?