Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Fall 2008 - (Page 14)
FROM OUR FOUNDER ON THE ROOF WITH… ROB CRAUDERUEFF DIRECTOR OF POLICY AND RESEARCH SUSTAINABLE SOUTH BRONX CHAIR POLICY COMMITTEE SWIM COALITION NYC Interview by Caroline Nolan Rob Crauderueff oversees the political advocacy component of Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx), a not-for-profit organization focusing on the creation of equitable and effective land use, economic development and environmental policies based in New York City. He also chairs the Policy Committee of Storm Water Infrastructure Matters (swim), a coalition comprised of over 50 organizations citywide that advocates for swimmable waterways throughout nyc through green, cost-effective solutions. swim was instrumental in New York City Council's passage of Local Law 5, which mandates the city to create a Sustainable Storm Water Management Plan that includes green-collar job training and development. He also spearheaded swim's recent successful effort to pass the green roof tax abatement for property owners in New York City. Rob earned a degree in urban studies from Columbia University, where he worked for the Columbia Earth Institute. He also performed a program analysis of sustainability initiatives in the “ecological and healthy" city of Loja, Ecuador, voted the 3rd most ecological city in the world by the United Nations. We interviewed Rob at the SSBx office in the South Bronx area of New York City. 14 LIVING ARCHITECTURE MONITOR FALL
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