8 Concepts for Installations
Posted on: October 11, 2019


A People’s Plan for New York?
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Click here to view or download the full People's Climate Plan for New York City pamphlet.

This document was assembled over the course of roughly 1 year. It was led by CUNY faculty and students with input from myself (Aurash Khawarzad). Events included public lectures, community workshops, discussions with students, and more.

The following is the opening excerpt from their website:

For an urban "Green New Deal" to be truly transformative, it must be driven by popular participation and the imperatives of climate justice, eco-socialism, and decolonization.

Below you will find A People’s Climate Plan for New York City? This pamphlet is being released today, 20 September 2019, in solidarity with the week of Climate Strike actions that will be taking place in New York and across the world. The pamphlet, considered a living document, emerges from the work of the Climate Action Lab at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. It crystallizes a year-long series of workshops with activists, researchers, and artists intended to reimagine climate politics through the lens of the city as both the frontline impact zone and the source of grassroots alternatives informed by the imperatives of climate justice.

Inspired in particular by Aurash Khawarzad's Upper Manhattan Project (which in turn has its roots in the 2015 WE ACT for Environmental Justice's Northern Manhattan Climate Action Plan), this pamphlet aims to promote ongoing conversation, organizing, and speculation about popular climate planning at a city-wide scale beyond the important yet limited version of the Green New Deal that has been recently adopted by the city with the Climate Mobilization Act.

More at the website above