green jobs

Brooklyn Navy Yard Study

Intro Paragraph: 
Revitalizing American manufacturing is increasingly recognized by leaders across the political spectrum as a core economic strategy to create well-paying jobs and spur economic growth. Cities throughout the US are testing new and varied ways to advance these objectives, and NYC’s Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY) is one such example.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard, a 300-acre active industrial park, is a model for sustainable industrial development and strengthening urban manufacturing.
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The BNY is a 300-acre active industrial park that houses over 330 businesses and 5,800 employees, and supports several key industries, including film, media, arts and culture, architecture, and design. City-owned and managed by the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC, a nonprofit...

Project Status: 
Archived
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Jen Becker
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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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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

Green Jobs-Green New York

Intro Paragraph: 
New York City faces many obstacles in creating an environmentally and economically sustainable city for all of its residents, including high unemployment, vulnerability to climate change, and air quality issues. Although low-income communities are disparately impacted by these challenges, they remain underserved in the provision of resources necessary to address them.
Green Jobs-Green New York is a statewide initiative to strengthen communities through energy efficiency, with a focus on small residential buildings.
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Empowering distressed communities to invest in energy efficiency projects that reduce energy bills and decrease greenhouse gas emissions, while also providing opportunities for work in the green-collar jobs that these projects create, can simultaneously work toward our city’s long-term...

Project Status: 
Active
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Rebekah Morris

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

Green Job Creation Potential in New York City's Manufacturing Sector

This report analyzes New York City's manufacturing industry and the growth potential of greening operations. Making processes more eco-friendly has proven to be a successful business strategy for NYC manufacturers. The research presented in this report indicates that firms that have pursued...

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Urban Manufacturing
Date: 
Thursday, January 26, 2012

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

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...

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