Brooklyn

Coney Island for All

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Vicki Weiner
Paula Crespo

A coalition of community, labor, and housing organizations concerned with the future of Coney Island has joined in support of Coney Island for All: A Platform for Equitable Development, on which the Pratt Center for Community Development served as a key advisor.

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Monday, April 6, 2009

Cypress Hills Verde Summit Major Themes Report

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Jessie Braden

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation’s (CHLDC) Project Verde is a multi-year sustainability initiative in Cypress Hills and East New York. As part of this project, Pratt Center provided extensive planning, research and technical assistance to CHLDC in the development of a Green...

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Friday, November 11, 2011

Cypress Hills Community Wellness Survey - Key Findings

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Jessie Braden

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation’s (CHLDC) Project Verde is a multi-year sustainability initiative in Cypress Hills and East New York. As part of this project, Pratt Center provided extensive planning, research and technical assistance to CHLDC in the development of a Green...

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Friday, November 11, 2011

Retrofit Bedford Stuyvesant, Block by Block: 2009-2010 Summary Report

This report by Alexis Rourk Reyes assesses the results of the Retrofit Bedford-Stuyvesant Block by Block outreach and draws conclusions to inform the design of future community-based energy efficiency outreach programs.

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Energy Efficiency
Date: 
Monday, November 15, 2010

Climate Resiliency Planning in Sheepshead Bay

Intro Paragraph: 
The low-lying coastal community of Sheepshead Bay is representative of many of the waterfront areas just beginning the long process of rebuilding from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.
After the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, the coastal community of Sheepshead Bay can serve as a model for climate resiliency.
Body: 

Hundreds of single and two-family homes were flooded, extensively damaged, and face ongoing mold problems. Dozens of other homes were so severely damaged or contaminated that they still remain red-tagged by the Department of Buildings, a measure that prevents re-occupancy until DOB determines...

Project Partners: 
Gans Studio
Project Status: 
Archived
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Elena Conte
Location: 

Fulton Street Mall

Intro Paragraph: 
Amidst the City's broad redevelopment plan for downtown Brooklyn, Fulton Mall: New Strategies for Preservation and Planning - a Pratt Center project and report - offered strategies for securing the future of Fulton Mall as a vital public place.
Pratt Center has worked to improve Fulton Street Mall's commercial strip while preserving its role as a vital public place.
Body: 

We brought historic preservation, urban planning, ethnography, community cultural development, and economic development strategies together, and coordinated them to identify economic opportunities, preserve the most important historical resources, and provide unique and useful retail for...

Project Status: 
Archived
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Vicki Weiner
Location: 

The Future of Industrial Brooklyn

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Paula Crespo

This report-out covers the key takeaways and salient points from two days of workshops and discussion about manufacturing in New York City, organized by five Brooklyn-based Community Development Corporations (CDCs) with technical assistance from Pratt Center. In April 2013, a diverse set of...

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Urban Manufacturing
Date: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Brooklyn Navy Yard

In this report, Pratt Center presents a thorough investigation of the Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY), a 300-acre city-owned industrial park and one of the fastest growing green manufacturing centers in the country.  The paper demonstrates that New York City’s strategy of retaining...

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Urban Manufacturing
Date: 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sustainable Houses of Worship

This report documents the findings of a pilot project to assist churches in Bedford-Stuyvesant to conduct energy audits and retrofits. The project, funded by State Senator Velmanette Montgomery,demonstrated that assisting congregations to upgrade their buildings for energy efficiency, will not...

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (CHLDC) - Manufacturing Opportunity Analysis

As part of CHLDC's current Brownfield Opportunity Area project, Pratt Center analyzed the potential to sustain, expand, connect and "green" manufacturing in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn.  Pratt's primary recommendation was to capitalize on local food production by building a...

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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