affordable housing

Making Room for Housing and Jobs

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Jen Becker

 

Making Room for Housing and Jobs examines how rezoning industrial areas to provide space for housing may actually undermine housing affordability if high-wage industrial jobs are replaced with low-wage jobs in retailing and neighborhood services. To avoid pitting housing...

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Issue Area: 
Urban Manufacturing
Date: 
Monday, May 4, 2015

A Luxury Housing Subsidy New Yorkers Can't Afford

The legislature is poised to renew a tax break to New York's real estate industry that shortchanges affordable housing.

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Monday, June 6, 2011

New York City's Housing Crisis: Private Development and Public Need

In commemoration of Pratt Center’s 50th anniversary, we’re proud to present our 1983 report with the Center for Metropolitan Action at Queens College, “New York City’s...

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Monday, December 12, 1983

421-a Geographic Exclusion Area (GEA) Existing Boundaries and Proposed Additions Overlaid With NY State Assembly Districts

New York City’s 421-a property tax exemption program was created in the 1970s, when the city was on hard times, to encourage developers to build new housing.

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
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421-a Geographic Exclusion Area (GEA) Existing Boundaries and Proposed Additions Overlaid With NY State Assembly Districts

Downtown Brooklyn’s Detour: The Unanticipated Impacts of Rezoning and Development on Residents and Businesses

The stated goal of the 2004 Downtown Brooklyn Plan was to stimulate the redevelopment of the area in order to encourage its continued transformation into New York City’s third central business district.

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Thursday, July 31, 2008

Development Opportunity and Historic Preservation in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Vicki Weiner

Cypress Hills: New Housing for a Rooted  Community

In...

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Monday, December 17, 2007

Sunset Park Voices in the Rezoning Process

As Sunset Park awaits the results of a zoning study being conducted by the NYC  Department of City Planning, City Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez and Brooklyn Community Board 7 co-sponsored one community education workshop and two community conversations about development issues and...

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Monday, December 17, 2007

Platform for Responsible Redevelopment of the Gowanus Canal

We believe that the rezoning and development of the Gowanus Canal area provides a great opportunity for our community.

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Monday, October 15, 2007

Community Resiliency Planning Hubs

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Pratt Center envisions the creation of community resiliency planning hubs to streamline government resources and to foster a participatory rebuilding process. Toward this end, we recently worked with a number of our partners to launch the Sandy Design Help Desk in Rockaway.
Community-based, post-Sandy planning hubs can serve as a one-stop-shop for government, communities and businesses to work toward resiliency.
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For one week in October 2013, the Help Desk provided free expert design and technical consultation to residents and property owners still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. Volunteer architects and designers gave individual guidance on building code, zoning and design questions. We...

Project Partners: 
American Institute of Architects New York Chapter
Margert Community Corporation
Enterprise Community Partners
Project Status: 
Archived
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