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NYC Water and Social Infrastructure Rescaling Plan

This project aims at decarbonization at the scale of a city, creating green new jobs, and building a closer community in urban areas. Reframing the infrastructure is inevitable when aiming at carbon-neutrality. This project is especially designed for New York City, focuses on both the infrastructure reframing and the lot rezoning. Today in NYC, the amount of carbon emission caused by the water system requires 1/5 of the United States’ total forest to absorb. Moreover, the combined sewage is pouring 74 million gallons of wastewater into New York Harbor Daily. We lost the sense of connection with this huge cycle, and we are unable to aware of our own cause. By rescaling the water supply and the wastewater treatment system into block size, there is a chance to give more agency to the community and at the same time cut 98% of the carbon emission from the water sector.