Preserving a culture by preserving a building

Sometimes cosmetic changes to a building – fixing a broken window, for example – are as important as fixing something of structural importance. Many libraries in the New York Public Library (NYPL) system need regular maintenance and upkeep for many reasons. These houses of knowledge are, for many communities, refuge from the harsh realities of […]

Citi | Citi | October 14, 2015

This is how one housing community turned around

In cities across America, people tolerate distressed living conditions because they have no other option. In New York City, for example, the housing shortage reached a crisis point in 2014 after decades of neglect and insufficient funding. A historic lack of preservation and investment in infrastructure in housing across New York has had dire effects […]

Citi | Citi | October 14, 2015

Affordable housing empowers New Yorkers

Affordable housing is not just about manageable rents. It's about giving families and children the opportunity to live in a safe, thriving community, from one generation to the next.

| Citi | August 17, 2015

How BIG DATA can put business owners in the driver’s seat

With its capacity to help corporations save money, target consumers and make smarter decisions, Big Data has become an invaluable tool for big business. Big Data can arm companies with data on real-time usage, logistics, customer trends, pricing, efficiency, safety and other metrics. Big Data is now moving to small business as the technology costs […]

Citi | Citi | August 13, 2015

How good business can make America’s cities healthier

Kirsten Saenz Tobey and Kristin Groos Richmond are Citi clients of mine and the co-founders of Revolution Foods, a company that is tackling the challenge of the more than 20 million Americans who lack access to healthy food. I sat down with them recently to talk about the growth of their business and the importance […]

Citi | Citi | August 10, 2015