brownfields

Building Greenways and Community in the Bronx

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Streetfilms produced this short film, which documents the planning and development of the Bronx River and South Bronx Greenways.

From Streetfilms: "The Bronx River Greenway...

Date: 
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
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Brownfield Redevelopment Planning

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Brownfields – defined by the EPA as “real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence…of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant” – are littered throughout many of NYC’s low- and moderate-income communities.
Pratt Center works with local organizations to plan for the sustainable redevelopment of brownfields in low- and moderate-income communities.
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The product of deindustrialization, disinvestment and abandonment, brownfields are a barrier to local economic development, sustainable open space and quality public health, in addition to a blight on communities’ landscapes and well-being. 

Pratt Center has been a longtime...

Project Status: 
Active
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Vicki Weiner
Paula Crespo
Jessie Braden
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Envisioning Community Sustainability through the Arts

This presentation describes Pratt Center’s practice of integrating environmental sustainability and the arts in partnership with Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, and Arts East New York. Pratt Center worked with these community-based...

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Transforming the Southern Bronx River Watershed

The Southern Bronx River Watershed presentation shows how some local low-income communities are working with the government and sometimes against, to better their neighborhoods.

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Wednesday, June 9, 2004

Greening the South Bronx

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Grassroots organizations in the South Bronx have made environmental justice a central part of their agenda for community revitalization. Pratt Center has been there with them from the beginning: providing mapping, architecture, and urban planning resources that have enabled the neighborhood organizations to build a greener, healthier environment in neighborhoods that have carried more than their fair share of the city's polluting facilities.
Pratt Center played an integral role in helping the South Bronx bring environmental justice to the forefront of their community revitalization agenda.
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Sewage treatment plants, waste transfer stations, truck highways, wholesale markets, power plants, gas and oil depots - the South Bronx hosts essential infrastructure that not only allows the New York City region to function, but also leaves many Bronx neighborhoods with New York City'...

Project Status: 
Archived