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Retrofit Standardization Initiative: Building Type Selection Methodology

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Jen Becker
Nepal Asatthawasi

Pratt Center is working to dramatically expand the residential energy efficiency market though an innovative study to standardize retrofits.

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Issue Area: 
Energy Efficiency
Date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
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Citywide Building Classes B1 and B3 by Attachment
Brooklyn Building Classes B1 and B3 by Attachment
Bedford Stuyvesant Owner Occupancy and Building Classes B1 and B3 by Attachment
Bedford Stuyvesant Owner Occupancy and Building Classes B1 and B3 Attached Only
Bedford Stuyvesant Owner Occupancy and Attached Building Class B3
Bedford Stuyvesant Area Median Income and Building Classes B1 and B3 by Attachment

A Guide to Energy Efficiency in Your Home

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Pratt Center created this guide, which provides an overview of energy assessments and retrofits for homeowners.

Use this guide to find out what an energy retrofit is, what happens in an energy assessment and energy audit, and what you can expect from participating in a program to save...

Date: 
Monday, September 30, 2013
Issue Area: 
Energy Efficiency
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Distribution Opportunities for Small Food Manufacturers

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Over the past five years, the number of food and beverage manufacturing firms has grown significantly in New York City.
NYC's burgeoning food manufacturing sector can continue to grow and create jobs through the facilitation of third party product distribution.
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The sector saw growth of over 11% between 2008 and 2012, notably higher than the 7% increase for all businesses in the five boroughs, and this growth shows no sign of slowing down. However, in order for new food and beverage manufacturing firms to increase consumer demand, they need access to...

Project Status: 
Active
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Jen Becker
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Bus Rapid Transit

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For most low- and moderate-income communities throughout New York City, limited access to public transportation remains a considerable challenge.
Pratt Center is a leading advocate for BRT – a low cost approach to shortening commutes for thousands of New Yorkers and closing disparities in transit access.
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Although the city’s economy is dependent on its strong public transit system, workers in densely-populated peripheral areas often cannot efficiently access places of employment and other much-needed economic opportunities. Over 750,000 New York City workers commute over an hour each way...

Project Status: 
Active
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Elena Conte
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Distribution Challenges and Opportunities for NYC’s Small, Specialty Food & Beverage Manufacturers

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Jen Becker
Tanu Kumar

The Pratt Center for Community Development was commissioned by New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn to assess the major distribution challenges facing food and beverage manufacturers and identify strategic interventions the City could implement to better position the sector...

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Urban Manufacturing
Date: 
Friday, August 9, 2013

Building a Vibrant Manufacturing Sector

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Tanu Kumar

This concept paper contains recommendations for how New York City can build a healthy, vibrant manufacturing sector. Any comprehensive strategy to diversify our economic base, create well-paying jobs and promote the city’s long-term environmental sustainability must both capitalize on the...

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Issue Area: 
Urban Manufacturing
Date: 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Planning for Neighborhood Retail

Intro Paragraph: 
Local shopping districts with a range of retail and community-responsive services are integral to socially and economically healthy neighborhoods. But many of New York City’s low- and moderate-income communities are without thriving commercial areas.
Diverse commercial corridors with thriving locally-owned businesses lead to prosperous and vibrant neighborhoods.
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Dilapidated commercial space, big box store development, poorly planned corridors, and rising storefront rents are but a few examples of the everyday challenges facing local merchants – from new entrepreneurs to small businesses that have been around for decades.

As part of our...

Project Status: 
Active
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Paula Crespo
Location: 

Transportation Equity Atlas

Pratt Center compiled the Transportation Equity Atlas to compare mobility and transit access among New York City neighborhoods. We found great disparities in transportation access between higher-income, professional workers and low-wage manual and service workers. High housing costs mean that...

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Transportation Equity
Date: 
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
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Type of Employment by Residence
Job Centers of the NYC Region
Commuter Profile: Washington Heights
Commuter Destinations: Washington Heights Residents
Commuter Profile: West/Central Harlem
Commuter Destinations: West/Central Harlem
Commuter Profile: Melrose
Commuter Destinations: Melrose
Commuter Profile: Soundview
Commuter Destinations: Soundview
Commuter Profile: East Elmhurst
Commuter Destinations: East Elmhurst
Commuter Profile: Woodside
Commuter Destinations: Woodside
Commuter Profile: Downtown Brooklyn
Commuter Destinations: Downtown Brooklyn
Commuter Profile: Bushwick
Commuter Destinations: Bushwick
Commuter Profile: Flushing
Commuter Destinations: Flushing
Commuter Profile: Jamaica
Commuter Destinations: Jamaica
Commuter Profile: East Flatbush
Commuter Destinations: East Flatbush
Commuter Profile: Sunset Park
Commuter Destinations: Sunset Park
Commuter Origins: Flushing
Commuter Origins: Bathgate
Commuter Origins: Lower Concourse
Commuter Origins: Hunts Point
Commuter Origins: Long Island City
Commuter Origins: East Williamsburg
Commuter Origins: Downtown Jamaica
Commuter Origins: JFK Airport
Commuter Origins: Central Brooklyn Medical Centers
Commuter Origins: Sunset Park

Post-Sandy Resiliency Planning

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Hurricane Sandy exposed not only the urgent need for resiliency planning across New York City, but the disparate impact of climate change on low- and moderate-income communities and small businesses along the city’s waterfront.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Pratt Center is working to develop community-driven long-term resiliency strategies.
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From the NYCHA tenants living without electricity and gas for months to the Brooklyn Navy Yard manufacturers whose equipment and inventory were destroyed, Hurricane Sandy overwhelmingly affected New Yorkers without the economic, technical and political resources to quickly respond and recover....

Project Status: 
Active
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Elena Conte
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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...

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

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