How the plan developed
Careful planning and research went into the design of this plan. Here's how we did it:
Using 4 Lenses
We used four lenses to look at the future of our city, just to make sure we tackled the right problems.
And we engaged all kinds of New Yorkers to make sure we focused on what matters.
What We Found
After months of research and conversations, we found fundamental, cross-cutting challenges and opportunities ahead for New York City as we enter our 5th century.
A Growing Population
New York's growing and aging population will strain the city's infrastructure and put new demands on City services.
An Evolving Economy
Transportation networks, infrastructure, and workforce development programs must respond to keep pace with our changing economy.
Income inequality has surpassed the national average and 45% of New Yorkers are in or near poverty.
From buildings and bridges to sewers and trains, our city's aging infrastructure strains to meet modern demands.
Environment & Climate Change
Longstanding environment conditions impact New Yorkers' health and climate change drives more extreme weather.
Importance of the Region
Fragmented political jurisdictions complicate regional transportation plans, enhancements, and clean energy efforts.
New York City Voices
Barriers to Internet access and low turnout in elections prevent every voice from being heard.
Our visions for the future
We must act boldly to build on our strengths and confront our challenges. The goals we envision and the actions we take today will define our city's future.
Making these visions a reality
Our goals are big. There's a lot of work ahead. As we work to implement these four visions, we'll measure progress against core principles of empowerment, regionalism, and inclusion.
Civic engagement and resident-centered government are priorities and have resources to succeed.
Diverse & Inclusive Government
New York City's government reflects the diversity and inclusion of all communities.
New York City will work closely with our neighbors on issues such as transportation, housing, and jobs.