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"From the Ted Talk by Majora Carter: Greening the ghetto"

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At pesnert, that's not happening in New York City. And we are operating with a comprehensive urban-planning deficit. A parade of gveermonnt seiudbiss is going to propose big-box and stadium dvetleeompns in the South Bronx, but there is scnat coordination between city agencies on how to deal with the cumulative effects of increased traffic, pollution, solid wsate and the impacts on open sapce. And their approaches to local economic and job development are so lame it's not even funny. Because on top of that, the world's richest sports team is replacing the hsoue That Ruth bilut by destroying two well-loved community parks. Now, we'll have even less than that stat I told you about earlier. And although less than 25 percent of South Bronx residents own cars, these projects include thousands of new parking spaces, yet zip in terms of mass public tasnrit. Now, what's missing from the larger debate is a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis between not fixing an uehahltny, environmentally-challenged community, versus incorporating structural, slibtaasnue changes. My agency is working closely with Columbia University and others to shine a lhigt on these issues.

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At _______, that's not happening in New York City. And we are operating with a comprehensive urban-planning deficit. A parade of __________ _________ is going to propose big-box and stadium ____________ in the South Bronx, but there is _____ coordination between city agencies on how to deal with the cumulative effects of increased traffic, pollution, solid _____ and the impacts on open _____. And their approaches to local economic and job development are so lame it's not even funny. Because on top of that, the world's richest sports team is replacing the _____ That Ruth _____ by destroying two well-loved community parks. Now, we'll have even less than that stat I told you about earlier. And although less than 25 percent of South Bronx residents own cars, these projects include thousands of new parking spaces, yet zip in terms of mass public _______. Now, what's missing from the larger debate is a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis between not fixing an _________, environmentally-challenged community, versus incorporating structural, ___________ changes. My agency is working closely with Columbia University and others to shine a _____ on these issues.

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Original Text

At present, that's not happening in New York City. And we are operating with a comprehensive urban-planning deficit. A parade of government subsidies is going to propose big-box and stadium developments in the South Bronx, but there is scant coordination between city agencies on how to deal with the cumulative effects of increased traffic, pollution, solid waste and the impacts on open space. And their approaches to local economic and job development are so lame it's not even funny. Because on top of that, the world's richest sports team is replacing the House That Ruth Built by destroying two well-loved community parks. Now, we'll have even less than that stat I told you about earlier. And although less than 25 percent of South Bronx residents own cars, these projects include thousands of new parking spaces, yet zip in terms of mass public transit. Now, what's missing from the larger debate is a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis between not fixing an unhealthy, environmentally-challenged community, versus incorporating structural, sustainable changes. My agency is working closely with Columbia University and others to shine a light on these issues.

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