By Adam Conner-Simons, Cornell Tech

Per Bloomberg, today New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced that his administration will be hiring Cornell Tech Fellow Rohit (“Rit”) Aggarwala to serve as the city’s Chief Climate Officer and Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection.

As part of Cornell Tech’s Jacobs Urban Tech Hub, Aggarwala spearheaded the development of “Rebooting NYC,” a report offering key recommendations for the new administration with respect to topics like tech privacy, urban infrastructure and the digital economy.

“‘Rebooting NYC was a landmark research project for us and we are incredibly proud to have had Rit with us this past year,” said Urban Tech Hub director Michael Samuelian. “It’s great news for the Adams administration to have him at the helm of these critical functions for the city.”