One City/One Future Blueprint is the product of four years of collaboration by civic leaders, neighborhood advocates, community development organizations, labor unions, affordable housing groups, environmentalists, immigrant advocates, and other stakeholders to make economic development work for all New Yorkers. It’s been endorsed by 65 leading organizations. Ours is an ambitious new vision for economic development, in which growth delivers living wage jobs, affordable housing, environmental sustainability, and livable neighborhoods. It provides an urgently needed framework for recovery from the current economic recession. It is a vision for shared prosperity that puts the needs and voices of communities front and center. And it is a vision that is attainable, using concrete policies that can be implemented here and now.
New York needs the kind of economic development that will allow workers to move up the career ladder and into the middle class, guarantee healthcare and other benefits for low-wage workers and their families, attract and keep college-educated workers in Upstate communities to create a diversified workforce, and to ensure that workers remain Upstate for the long-term.
Big business lobbyists and the corporate special interests that are fighting against IDA reform repeat the same talking points about how wage standards will kill jobs, that IDAs don’t contribute to sprawl, or that small changes will be enough to fix our broken economic development system.…
Current and Potential Green Jobs in the U.S. Economy (U.S. Conference of Mayors)
Green-Collar Jobs in America’s Cities: Building Pathways out of Poverty and Careers in the Clean Energy Economy (Apollo Alliance and Green For All)
Green Recovery: A Program to Create Good Jobs and Start Building a Low-Carbon Economy (Center for American Progress and Political Economy Research Institute)
Green Jobs: Towards Decent Work in a Sustainable, Low-carbon World (United Nations Environment Programme)
PlaNYC 2030, (City of New York)
PlaNYC 2030 Progress Report, (City of New York)
Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (New York State Public Service Commission)
New York State Renewable Portfolio Standard
New York City’s Solar Energy Future, Part I: the Market for Photovoltaic Systems in New York (The Center for Sustainable Energy at Bronx Community College)
Weatherization Assistance Program – New York State (Division of Housing and Community Renewal)
Home Performance with Energy Star Program (NYSERDA)
Multifamily Performance Program (NYSERDA)
New York City Puts Out Call for Renewable Power (Clean Tech Group, LLC)
Decoding the Code: How Can NYC’s 2007 Building Code Help Meet PlaNYC 2030 Energy/Carbon Reduction Goals?…
Urban Agenda, the New York City Central Labor Council and the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance have convened the Green Collar Jobs Roundtable in response to the growing need for workers with the green skills to make New York City more environmentally sustainable.