What you don’t know can be fatal: Safety First

What you don’t know can be fatal: Safety First

The tragic 2007 fire at the Deutsche Bank Building in New York City exposed safety lapses and communication breakdowns at various levels. It prompted renewed emphasis on “safety first”, and a major overhaul of demolition and abatement processes in the City.

Impact of Zoning on American Cities

Impact of Zoning on American Cities

Zoning was a tool to separate harmful industrial uses from residential and commercial uses. However, the impact of zoning has been far greater. Recent studies have shown that zoning regulations create racial and economic divide in cities.