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Transportation Equity Atlas

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Pratt Center launched the Transportation Equity Atlas project to begin to address the complex transportation challenges facing NYC's low- and moderate-income communities. We compiled, analyzed and mapped a range of data on commuter routes and travel time, comparing mobility and transit access among several neighborhoods.
We found alarming socioeconomic disparities in transportation access through a comprehensive analysis of commuter routes and travel time across NYC.
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We found great disparities in access between higher-income, professional workers and low-wage manual and service workers. High housing costs mean that most low-wage workers live in areas outside the city's subway-rich core. Those workers also must travel to work sites

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RenewableNY

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In 2005, the New York Industrial Retention Network (NYIRN), now a part of the Pratt Center for Community Development, launched an initiative that combined project management and small grants to encourage industrial companies in New York City to implement energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
RenewableNY combined project management and small grants to encourage industrial companies in New York City to implement energy efficiency projects.
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Projects ranged from simple lighting upgrades to more complex solar energy systems, cogeneration units, energy efficient processing equipment, and other measures. The projects leveraged an additional $2 million in funds...

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Archived
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Resources for Manufacturers

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Made In NYC provides an extensive list of organizations that serve manufacturers in New York City. It is a great resource for businesses in the urban manufacturing sector. This list (below) includes financing resources, technical...

Date: 
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Issue Area: 
Urban Manufacturing
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Retrofit NYC Guide to Detoxing Your Home

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Pratt Center created this guide, which provides simple steps for a greener and healthier living environment.

From the guide: "Every day, we are exposed to toxins that are dangerous to our health, our homes and the environment. Many of these chemicals are especially dangerous for...

Date: 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
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Energy Efficiency
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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...

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Active
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Vicki Weiner
Paula Crespo
Jessie Braden
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EmPower

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NYSERDA's EmPower program enables low-income homeowners to implement energy efficiency upgrades.

From NYSERDA: "Income-eligible New Yorkers can get no-cost upgrades that reduce energy bills. Now you don’t have to choose between utilities and other necessities."...

Date: 
Monday, October 7, 2013
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Energy Efficiency
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Communities United for Transportation Equity

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COMMUTE is a coalition of New York City community groups that initially came together in 2007 to make congestion pricing work for working families, by advocating for the use of congestion pricing revenues to finance mass-transit investments benefiting underserved communities and low-income commuters.
COMMUTE collaborated with Pratt Center to develop a plan for a citywide Bus Rapid Transit network.
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COMMUTE is now continuing its work to promote mass-transit investments for inadequately served low-income New Yorkers. The Pratt Center is coordinating COMMUTE and providing supporting research.

COMMUTE members include:

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Archived
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Elena Conte
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Bus Rapid Transit - COMMUTE route proposal

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Elena Conte

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) and MTA are seeking public input on the rollout of bus rapid transit (BRT) – a vital new addition to New York City’s transit landscape that will make speedier commutes a reality for tens of thousands of New Yorkers now forced to rely on slow local buses.

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Transportation Equity
Date: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
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Make BRT Better

Long Commutes for Low Wages

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Elena Conte

New York's mass transit systems do not serve all New Yorkers equally.

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Issue Area: 
Transportation Equity
Date: 
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
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NYC Residents Earning below $35,000/year with Commutes Longer than One hour

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