Rohit T. Aggarwala
Director of the Office of Long-term Planning and Sustainability in the Office of the Mayor of the City of New York

Rohit T. Aggarwala participated in the World Leaders Forum panel, Columbia University and the Global Sustainability Challenge, in October 2008.

Rohit T. Aggarwala is director of the New York City Mayor's Office of Long-term Planning and Sustainability.  This office was charged with the creation of "PlaNYC A Greener, Greater New York," a comprehensive sustainability plan consisting of 127 separate initiatives to make New York City greener. 

Dr. Aggarwala is now charged with implementing the plan and supporting other efforts related to the sustainability of New York City. Under his leadership, the City has begun implementing over 90 percent of the 127 initiatives in PlaNYC, including regulations to make the City's taxicabs and black car fleets clean, planting a million trees throughout the five boroughs, and overseeing the investment of $80 million a year to reduce the City's greenhouse gas emissions.

Dr. Aggarwala holds BA, MBA and PhD degrees from Columbia University, as well as an MA from Queens College in Ontario.  Prior to joining the Bloomberg administration, Dr. Aggarwala was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.  During the Clinton administration, he worked at the Federal Railroad Administration.

Dr. Aggarwala is also the author of several articles on transportation policy and on the history of New York City.

Participated In

Columbia University and the Global Sustainability Challenge

Date: October 23, 2008 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus Miller Theatre
Description: President Lee C. Bollinger hosts this World Leaders Forum program, featuring a panel discussion examining environmental stewardship through Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's PlaNYC initiative, Columbia's contributions to the City's sustainable future, and what role New Yorkers play in the global effort. The program will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience.