"Participation is ranked 3rd (out of 97) and is well supported across all organisational types. Given the prominence of this concept, turning it into meaningful initiatives and outcomes in the Rio process will be vital." Rio+20: Analysis of Zero Draft Submissions, January 2012 
The City As A Social Platform [VIDEO], impressive presentation from Rachel Sterne, Chief Digital Officer for NYC, August 16 topic
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Long Island-NYC Offshore Wind Project Advances With Approval For Federal Lease Application, June 30  "To achieve our PlaNYC goals of improving air quality, increasing the reliability of our energy network, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by the year 2030, we must develop renewable sources of electricity," Michael Bloomberg, mayor, City of New York.
Bloomberg offers windmill power plan. August 19  Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is seeking to put wind turbines on New York City's bridges and skyscrapers and in its waters as part of a push to develop renewable energy.