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Time For Gut Rehab: How the Next Governor Can Rebuild

This report documents the housing affordability crisis under Governor George Pataki’s administration and suggests policies for the next Governor to strengthen the New York housing market. While the need for affordable housing grew, the Pataki administration cut spending on housing low-...

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Increased Housing Oppourtunity in NYC: The Case for Inclusionary Zoning

Pratt Center and PolicyLink make the case for inclusionary zoning- setting aside low- and moderate-income units in new housing developments under designated areas in a rezoning- as a tool to ensure that the benefits of change in NYC neighborhoods will be fairly shared in the years to come. This...

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Protecting New York's Threatened Manufacturing Space

This document presents ways to protect the city's manufacturing space. New York City is known for its world service of financial and media organizations. However, the city also depends on its own manufacturers to produce goods. And though demand for NYC goods are still high, manufacturing...

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Issue Area: 
Urban Manufacturing
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Friday, August 8, 2008

Saving Independent Retail

This issue brief details measures the Mayor’s Office can and must take to keep independent stores thriving. Retailers are plagued by high rents, competition from chain stores, the internet, limited access to credit, and other stresses, but their decline is far from inevitable. This issue...

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Monday, August 10, 2009
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How Will New York Ramp Up Energy Efficiency Retrofits?

This Pratt Center issue brief focuses on a critical ingredient in building the infrastructure for an energy efficiency revolution: financing mechanisms that help...

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Issue Area: 
Energy Efficiency
Date: 
Thursday, June 10, 2010

Charter Revision - Where Land Use Fits In

This issue brief was released in response to the 2010 announcement that Mayor Bloomberg appointed a City Charter revision commission to look at, amongst other matters, the land use review process. The Pratt Center brief outlines the major land use challenges the new commission must confront and...

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Monday, May 10, 2010

Bus Rapid Transit - A Transportation Revolution at a Bargain Price

This issue brief explains what's at stake as the NYC Department of Transportation and the NYS Metropolitan Transportation Authority work to roll out bus rapid transit (BRT)  citywide, and outlines what community groups can do to make sure that BRT fulfills its potential to liberate New...

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Issue Area: 
Transportation Equity
Date: 
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Reforming New York City's 421-a Property Tax Exemption Program: Subsidize Affordable Homes, Not Luxury Development

In this report, Habitat for Humanity-New York City and Pratt Center for Community Development review the 421-a property tax exemption program and present findings that the program is being used to subsidize market rate and luxury housing rather than the affordable housing it was designed...

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Wednesday, July 2, 2003

Confronting the Housing Squeeze: Challenges Facing Immigrant Tenants, and What New York Can Do

This report identifies the challenges faced by immigrant renters in finding safe, decent, and affordable housing. The report finds that by almost every measure, immigrant tenants face housing problems to a degree much greater than native-born New Yorkers. It also proposes measures New York City...

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Thursday, October 16, 2008

Toward an Informed Rebuilding: Documenting Sandy's Impacts

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Jessie Braden

As communities, businesses, and government begin the long process of rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and planning for long-term resiliency, it’s imperative that they have comprehensive information on the storm’s impacts to

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
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Coney Island: Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent and Housing
Rockaways: Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent and Housing
Lower Manhattan: Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent and Median Household Income
New York City: Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent and Median Household Income
Southeast Brooklyn: Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent and Median Household Income
Southeast Queens: Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent and Median Household Income
Staten Island: Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent and Median Household Income
Brooklyn and Queens Waterfront: Race/Ethnicity and Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent
Lower Manhattan: Race/Ethnicity and Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent
New York City: Race/Ethnicity and Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent
Southeast Brooklyn: Race/Ethnicity and Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent
Southeast Queens: Race/Ethnicity and Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent
Staten Island: Race/Ethnicity and Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent

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