New Sustainability Director Selected, via Gotham Gazette:
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced today that David Bragdon will take the reins as the city’s new sustainability czar.
Bragdon, who was most recently the president of the Portland, Oregon Metro Council, replaces Rohit T. Aggarwala, who helped spearhead the administration’s PlaNYC 2030 sustainability agenda. Aggarwala had been hailed as a chief architect of the administration’s environmental policy, and his departure in April threw much of the 127 PlaNYC proposals up in the air.
Bragdon, however, appears to have a decade of experience in the sustainability area.
At the Metro Council, he coordinated the region’s land use and transportation planning. As part of his role there, Bragdon attempted to plan how the Portland area would handle a million more residents in the next 20 years.