When we left all of you on Monday, the interns were busy researching and writing their individual reports. Since we dedicated Monday’s post to talking about the research of Alexia, Eliza, Kristin, and myself, today we’d like to focus on the other half of our team. Rich, our newest intern, is currently reviewing plaNYC and the Gowanus Community Plan to understand what development proposals and priorities are for the Gowanus neighborhood. This directly relates to Rich’s academic curriculum at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in Urban Policy and Management, where Rich is approaching his second year.
Across the conference table sits Ben, whose NYU School of Law education has prepared him to take on almost anything. He often camps in the NYU library, a mecca for law students, to research whatever legal questions come his way (current focus: how the wholesale electricity market in NY works). Meanwhile, Anna has turned her attention to writing the Living City Brooklyn Energy Report. If you think that sounds like a fete, you wouldn’t be wrong; this energy report examines the feasibility of everything from wind, solar, geothermal, and hydroelectric power in Gowanus. This past week, Anna finished her section on On-Site Energy Generation. We’re all excited to hear about that at our intern meeting!
Important Update: Sefaira will be helping Living City Brooklyn Gowanus model energy consumption of buildings in Gowanus! This is a huge leap forward for our work and we could not be happier to partner with such a great firm.