This document is a rollup of over a year’s worth of listening and interpreting the voices of the many New Yorkers who woke up suddenly one late fall morning to a new normal: awareness of the imminent threats of climate change to our city and the northeastern seaboard of the United States, through rising seas and the increasing severity of weather patterns.

A new millennium brought a whole set of new challenges, with extraordinary tests to our physical, emotional, and financial capacity to function and succeed. We know from our history the critical role civil society plays in city building, ensuring the broadest public interests are reflected in public policies and development decisions that support a livable and resilient city for all New Yorkers.

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