OneNYC 2050 : Volume 1 of 9 : OneNYC 2050



Brookings Institution, New Evidence on School Choice and Racially Segregated Schools (2017)

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Center for an Urban Future, State of Work Report (2018)

Citizens Budget Commission, Rent Burden Report (2018)

Federal Reserve, Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households (2017)

Furman Center, Changing Racial and Ethnic Makeup of New York City Neighborhoods (2011)

Independent Budget Office, New York City Fiscal History (2018)

Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform, A More Just New York City (2017)

International Panel on Climate Change, Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (2018)

Klinenberg, Eric. Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life (2018)

Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, Smaller Safer Fairer: A Roadmap to Closing Rikers Island (2017)

Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, Inventory of NYC Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2015 (2017)

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)

New School Center for New York City Affairs, Racial Wealth Gap (2016)

New York City Bureau of Vital Statistics

New York City Campaign Finance Board, 2017-2018 Voter Assistance Annual Report (2018)

New York City Campaign Finance Board, Voter Assistance Annual Report (2017-2018)

New York City Department of Buildings

New York City Department of City Planning, The Geography of Jobs (2018)

New York City Department of Design and Construction, A Strategic Blueprint for Construction Excellence (2019)

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Take Care New York (2018)

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Housing New York (2014) and Housing 2.0 (2017)

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Where We Live (2019)

New York City Department of Transportation, Mobility Report (2018)

New York City Department of Transportation, Safer Cycling (2018)

New York City Department of Transportation, Strategic Plan (2016)

New York City Department of Transportation, Strategic Plan Progress Report (2017)

New York City Department of Transportation, Vision Zero Action Plan (2019)

New York City Economic Development Corporation, Cyber Team, Strengthening the Cybersecurity Talent Pipeline White Paper (2018)

New York City Economic Development Corporation, Cyber Team

New York City Economic Development Corporation, FreightNYC (2018)

New York City Economic Development Corporation, Lower Manhattan Climate Resilience Strategy (2019)

New York City Economic Development Corporation, New York Works (2017)

New York City Fiscal Year 2020 Ten Year Capital Strategy

New York City Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity, Poverty Measure Report (2018)

New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, State of Our Immigrant City (2018)

New York City Mayor’s Office of Operations, New York City Mayor’s Management Report (2018)

New York City Mayor’s Office of Operations, Preliminary New York City Mayor’s Management Report (2019)

New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, Roadmap to 80×50 (2015)

New York City Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer, Truth in Broadband: Access & Connectivity in NYC Report (2018)

New York City Office of Economic Opportunity, Social Indicators Report (2016 and 2017)

New York City Office of Economic Opportunity, The New York City Government Poverty Measure, 2005-2016 (2018)

New York City Office of Emergency Management, Hazard Mitigation Plan (2019)

New York City Office of the Comptroller, Gender Wage Gap Report (2018)

New York City Panel on Climate Change, Climate Report (2015 and 2019) 

New York City School Construction Authority, Fiscal Year 2020-2024 Capital Plan

New York City School Diversity Advisory Group, Making the Grade Report (2019)

New York City Service, New York City Volunteers Count (2017)

New York City Service, NYCivic Engagement: Neighborhood Volunteer Study & Plan (2017)

New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission, Annual Report to the City Council (2018)

Opportunity Insights, Mobility Report Cards Report (2017)

Pew Research Center, Public Trust in Government: 1958-2019 (2019)

Prosperity Now and the Institute for Policy Studies, The Road to Zero Wealth: How the Racial Wealth Divide is Hollowing Out America’s Middle Class (2017)

Regional Plan Association, Fourth Regional Plan (2018)

The New School Center for New York Affairs, The Paradox of Choice: How School Choice Divides New York City Elementary Schools (2018)

U.S. Census

U.S. Census, New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey (2017)

United Neighborhood Houses, Aging in the Shadows: An Update on Social Isolation Among Older Adults in NYC (2017)

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C (2018)

New York City, 1.5°C: Aligning New York City with the Paris Climate Agreement (2017)

New York City Department of Sanitation, Waste Characterization Study (2017)

US Army Corps of Engineers, New York and New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries Study (2018)


Acronym Name

CCHR City Commission on Human Rights

CDO — Chief Democracy Officer

CECM — Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management

CGE — Commission on Gender Equity

CPP — Climate Policy & Programs

CUNY — City University of New York

DCAS — Department of Citywide Administrative Services

DCP — Department of City Planning

DCWP — Department of Consumer and Worker Protection

DDC — Department of Design and Construction

DEP — Department of Environmental Protection

DHS — Department of Homeless Services

DCLA — Department of Cultural Affairs

DOE — Department of Education

DOF — Department of Finance

DOHMH — Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

DoITT — Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications

DOT — Department of Transportation

DSNY — Department of Sanitation

DYCD — Department of Youth & Community Development

EDC — Economic Development Corporation

H+H — Health + Hospitals

HPD — Housing Preservation and Development

HRA — Human Resources Administration

IA — Mayor’s Office for International Affairs

IGA — Mayor’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

Law — Law Department

M/WBE — Office of Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise

MOCJ — Mayor’s Office of criminal justice

MOCS — Mayor’s Office of Contract Services

MOCTO — Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer

MOFP — Mayor’s Office of Food Policy

MOIA — Mayor’s Office for immigrant Affairs

MOS — Mayor’s Office of Sustainability

MTA — Metropolitan Transportation Authority

NYC3 — New York City Cyber Command

NYCHA — New York City Housing Authority

NYCEM —NYC Emergency Management

NYPD — New York Police Department

OMB — Office of Management and Budget

OPGV — Mayor’s Office to Prevent Gun Violence

Opportunity — Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity

Parks — Department of Parks and Recreation

SBS — Small Business Services

SCA — School Construction Authority

TLC — Taxi and Limousine Commission

WKDEV — Office of Workforce Development


OneNYC 2050 reflects the hard work and dedication of hundreds of individuals from nearly every City agency and office; a long list of community and nonprofit organizations, elected officials, experts, academics, and business leaders who contributed their time, passion, and knowledge of the city to help us shape the vision for a strong and fair city; and the more than 16,000 New Yorkers who shared their priorities in person and online. OneNYC 2050 is the City’s strategy to build a strong and fair city — and it would not have been possible without the work of many.

We would especially like to thank:

OneNYC Leadership

First Deputy Mayor Dean Fuleihan

Chief Policy Advisor Dominic Williams

Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Dr. Herminia Palacio Deputy Mayor for Housing & Economic Development Vicki Been

Deputy Mayor for Operations Laura Anglin

Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives J. Phillip Thompson

Director of Operations Jeff Thamkittikasem

OneNYC Director

Daniel A. Zarrilli

OneNYC Team

Chigozie Akah, Adina Artzi, Mira Atherton, Avinoam Baral, Adam Barin, Ernest Beck, William Calabrese, J. Pablo Caraballo, Bret Collazzi, Kate Collignon, Lara Croushore, Kate Dempsey, Nellie Dunn, Joe English, Rachel Finkelstein, Ben Furnas, Aliza Gazek, Doug Giuliano, Alexandra Gjoni, Bianca Guerrero, Brady Hamed, Molly Harris, David Heifitz, Alexandra Hiniker, Lolita Jackson, Sam Jung, Youssef Kalad, Cynthia Keyser, Jonathan Law, Xiao Linda Liu, Joy Lo, Stephanie Margolis, Ariella Maron, Lindsey-Paige McCloy, Morgan Monaco, Conor Muldoon, Hannah Murdoch, Maurice Obeid, Phil Ortiz, Alexandra Ozols, Shevani Patel, Sophia Rini, Mandu Sen, Dan Steinberg, Geraldine Sweeney, Carolina Toth, Tomi Vest, Jonathan Warsh, Jahi Wise


Sandra Abeles, Shahrukh Ahmed, Arundathi Amirapu, Greg Anderson, Bridget Anderson, Jainey Bavishi, Angela Belisso, Luisa Benedetto, Gael Black, Michele Bonan, Joshua Breitbart, Francesco Brindisi, Deborah Brown, Geoff Brown, Sarah Brown, Lauren Bush, Ariana Caplan, Brandon Cardet-Hernandez, Daniel Casey, Mark Chambers, Tina Chiu, Jonathan Chung, Kim Cipriano, Lindsay Clinton, Christine Curella , Michaela Daniel, Lakshmi Davey, Susanne DesRoches, Jacqueline Ebanks, Andrew Eickmann, Jonathan Ells, Stephen Fagen, Jorge Fanjul, Avi Fink, Anthony Fiore, Ayirini Fonseca-Sabune, Scott French, Jane Gajwani, Patrick Germain, Jeremy Goldberg, Karin Goldmark, Freddi Goldstein, Kate Gouin, Carolyn Grossman-Meagher, Elizabeth Hamby, Peter Hatch, Bill Heinzen, Aloysee Heredia Jarmoszuk, A. Kathryn Hohman, Kaz Ito, Marissa Jackson, Crysta Jentile, Lucy Joffe, Sarah Johnson, Dana Kaplan, Michael Kenney, Keith Kerman, Lisa Kersavage, Nathaniel Kimball, Tracey Kirke, Julia Kite-Laidlaw, Matthew Klein, Joshua Kraus, Nicholas Lalla, John Lee, Claire Levitt, Edward Lewine, Jackie Mallon, Jessica Matthews, Meredith McDermott, Jennifer McDonnell, Mark McIntyre, Raymond Medina, Alex Merchant, Aaron Mettey, George Mihaltses, Kate Mikuliak, Matthew Mo, Michael Moiseyev, Jesslyn Moser, Bitta Mostofi, Dabash Negash, Wiley Norvell, April O’Neil, Cari Olson, Edwin Ortiz, Nicole Perry, Amy Peterson, Emma Pfohman, Margaret Pletnikoff, Chansi Powell, Megan Pribram, Vanessa Ramos, Michael Replogle, Terri Richardson, Jennifer Roberton, LaShawn Robinson, Laura Rog, Heather Roiter, Debbie Rosen, Eric Rotondi, Jenna Ryall, Sonya Sackner-Bernstein, Lorelei Salas, Stephan Schmidt, Kristina Schmidt, Adrienne Schmoeker, Zach Schreiber, Ryder Scott, Sid Shah, Edie Sharp, Priya Shrinivasan, Joshua Sidis, Matthew Siegler, Michael Silver, Howard Slatkin, Laura Smith, Jose Soegaard, Samuel Soloman, Rodney Stiles, Angelene Superable, Dana Sussman, Joe Taranto, Loreli Vargas, Sonam Velani, Vikram Viswanathan, Josh Wallack, Derek Weng, Grant Williams, Taylor Wolfson, David Woloch, and so many more

OneNYC 2050 is published pursuant to Local Law 84 of 2013.

Design by Bellweather Agency

Graphical analysis by WXY

Engagement support by FHI

Additional support by Full Proof and PingPong Design Studio

OneNYC Advisory Board

Larisa Ortiz, Larisa Ortiz Associates (Co-chair)

Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University (Co-chair)

Vincent Alvarez, Central Labor Council

Christine Appah-Gyamfi, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

John Banks, Real Estate Board of New York

Michael Berkowitz, 100 Resilient Cities

Nancy Brous, NYC Watertrail Association

Hon. Costa Constantinides, City Council, Chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection

Andy Darrell, Environmental Defense Fund

Donna DeCostanzo, Natural Resources Defense Council

Ingrid Ellen, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy

Robert Englert, Office of the Staten Island Borough President

Henry Garrido, District Council 37

Peter Goldmark, Climate and Social Change Advisor

Ibrahim Greenidge, BOLT Architecture

Hank Gutman, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

Hon. Corey Johnson, Speaker of the New York City Council

David Jones, Community Service Society

Jennifer Jones Austin, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies

Kyle Kimball, Con Edison

Eric Klinenberg, NYU Institute for Public Knowledge

Gary LaBarbera, Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York

Bill McKibben,

Cheryl McKissack, McKissack Construction

David Miller, C40 Cities

Emily Nobel Maxwell, The Nature Conservancy

Michael Northrop, Rockefeller Brothers Foundation

Adam Parris, Science and Resilience Institute

Francine Rosado-Cruz, Microsoft

Carlo Scissura, New York Building Congress

Allison Sesso, Human Services Council

Peggy Shepard, WE ACT for Environmental Justice

Tony Shih, United Hospital Fund

Kate Sinding Daly, NorthLight Foundation

Amy Sugimori, 32BJ SEIU

Julie Tighe, New York League of Conservation Voters

Tom Wright, Regional Plan Association

Kathy Wylde, Partnership for NYC

Elizabeth Yeampierre, UPROSE


Achieving OneNYC will require coordination among ALL City agencies and offices, thousands of private and nonprofit partners, millions of New Yorkers, and partners from around the world.

Formal responsibilities for specific initiatives are spelled out in sections titled “The Path Forward,” at the end of each volume.

In many cases, achieving the ambitious goals set out in OneNYC will require the collective action of New Yorkers. OneNYC sets the stage for an ongoing, inclusive action campaign that engages New Yorkers to collaborate and take action.

For more information on how to get involved, see “How New Yorkers Shaped OneNYC 2050” (p. 38) and the “What You Can Do” section at the conclusion of each volume, or visit