The Southwest Brooklyn study does not provide an answer to the development challenges, rather it presents a framework for a civic discussion on how the City might balance these challenges, using Southwest Brooklyn as a way to ask that most basic question: What kind of city do people want to live in? It has as its foundation the same three pillars; the environment, now more broadly defined as climate change and sea level rise; the challenge of mobility, transportation, and the connectivity to create and maintain neighborhoods; and, a housing market that can accommodate all of the people needed to live and work in the new economy.

The study looks at these issues through the guiding principles of growth, equity, resiliency and sustainability. The future of the City will not be found in a single vision. Instead, it must be the result of a constant conversation with the City as a whole. Southwest Brooklyn might be where that conversation begins.

Learn more about SW Brooklyn on Without Limits, AECOM’s Thought Leadership portal.