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Released in 2007, PlaNYC was an unprecedented effort undertaken by Mayor Bloomberg to prepare the city for one million more residents, strengthen our economy, combat climate change, and enhance the quality of life for all New Yorkers. The Plan brought together over 25 City agencies to work toward the vision of a greener, greater New York.
PlaNYC complements other City efforts, such as crime, poverty, education, public health, or social services. The Plan focuses on the physical city, and the functionality of its infrastructure in everyday lives: housing that is too often too expensive, neighborhoods that need more playgrounds, aged water and power systems overdue for upgrade, congested streets and crowded subways.
To address the risks posed by climate change, this plan presents plans to help NYC accomplish the following:
• Reduce and track greenhouse gas emissions;
• Assess vulnerabilities and risks from climate change;
• Increase the resilience of the city’s built and natural environments;
• Protect public health from the effects of climate change;
• Increase the city’s preparedness for extreme climate events; and
• Create resilient communities through public health information and outreach.