Research challenge: NYC has a strong mayor system. What does this mean? Diagram it in a powerpoint slide.
What is Due: Personal StatementClick to show required readings
Jacobs, Jane. “Ch. 1: Introduction,” . “Ch. 22: The Kind of Problem a City is,”in The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Vintage, 1992. 3-25. 429-448. Available through Baruch e-reserves.
Rosenzweig, Cynthia, and William Solecki. “New York City adaptation in context.” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1196.1 (2010): 19-28. [Zotero]
Reading tips: As you read Sanderson, try to absorb the feeling of nature emanating from his historical account. For photos, google Mannahatta, and check out the Welikia Project. Jacobs is making a strong argument and her major points are in in pages 1 through 13 of the Introduction. In the Ch. 22, page 440’s bullet points are key. Focus on these, but do not neglect the rest of the reading. For the Rosensweig/Solecki reading, approach it as recent and current history. If someone were reading the article 20 years from now, what would they conclude from it. Don’t over-stress the agencies and reports, look for the overarching facts and themes.
Click to show optional readingsOptional readings:
New York City organizational chart: http://www.nyc.gov/html/om/html/orgchart/org_chart.html
British Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Energy from Waste: A Wasted Opportunity? 2010 http://www.wte.org/waste-energy-resources-a2985
General Historical Overview: Lankevich, George J. American Metropolis: A History of New York City. New York: New York University Press, 1998. (on hard reserve at Library, can be purchased used at Amazon.)