N.Y.U. Journal of Legislation and Public Policy

Taxi Regulation in the Age of Uber

Uber and other apps for e-hailing taxis have transformed the taxi business in recent years. However, to date, U.S. regulators have not been especially innovative in responding to the emergence of Uber and the other apps. This article analyzes what taxi regulators should be doing in the age of taxi apps, for both e-hailed taxis […]

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April 20, 2017 – Expanding Green Roofs in NYC: A Dialogue with the City of Copenhagen

Green roofs promote a number of New York City’s environmental policy goals. They can cut a building’s electricity demand, filter harmful urban air pollutants including asthma-inducing particulate matter, provide disadvantaged communities with access to green space, and significantly reduce storm water runoff. Yet, despite their great potential, green roofs are still few and far between […]

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NYU Schack Special Report: The Business Case for Sustainability

While any advancement in environmental policies that encourage sustainable development at the federal level might seem unlikely, including the potential that the Clean Power Plan could be overturned, there is reason for optimism at the state and local level, said Danielle Spiegel-Feld, executive director of the NYU School of Law’s Guarini Center on Environment, Energy […]

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The Promise of Renewable Energy Microgrids for Rural Latin America

Since the adoption of the utility business model in the early 20th century, governments have relied on extending their national transmission grids to supply electricity to remote populations. Many countries in Latin America have followed this model. In the few cases where grids were not extended, electrification has been achieved by installing local diesel generation. […]

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February 28, 2017 – A conversation on Green Buildings with Anthony E. Malkin

On February 28th the Guarini Center held a talk about improving building energy efficiency entitled: “Stop the Greenwashing: A Conversation with Mr. Malkin, Chairman Empire State Realty Trust” In 2009, Anthony E. Malkin joined former President Bill Clinton and others to announce a pioneering initiative to retrofit a portfolio of properties in New York City, including […]