Department of City Planning (DCP)
By developing plans for growth around transit, designing walkable streetscapes, and facilitating energy efficient building design, the Department of City Planning (DCP) is working to reduce New York City’s energy consumption and its contribution to climate change.
As laid out in ONE NYC, the Mayor’s plan for growth, sustainability, resiliency, and equity, the City is addressing the challenges of climate change on multiple fronts—by making New York City the most sustainable big city in the world, and ensuring our neighborhoods, economy, and public services are more resilient to the impacts of climate change.
Resilient Neighborhoods Study
City Planning is working with communities throughout the floodplain to identify zoning and land use strategies to reduce flood risks and support the city’s vitality and resiliency through long-term adaptive planning. City Planning is currently seeking input on a future update to the special zoning regulations that apply in the floodplain citywide and want to hear from those affected on how we can remove regulatory barriers to resiliency investments and make neighborhoods more resilient.
Visit DCP's Climate Resiliency Page to watch this short video
and learn more about this work and how get involved.