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Queens Triple Play: Willets West, Major League Soccer, and the National Tennis Center

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Elena Conte

Three separate proposals impacting Flushing Meadows Corona Park are being advanced independently – but they would cumulatively transform Queens’ flagship park, and the densely-populated neighborhoods of Corona, Flushing, and Elmhurst that surround it. This Issue Brief report...

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Sustainable Community Development
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Friday, September 21, 2012

New York City's Housing Crisis: Private Development and Public Need

In commemoration of Pratt Center’s 50th anniversary, we’re proud to present our 1983 report with the Center for Metropolitan Action at Queens College, “New York City’s...

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Sustainable Community Development
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Monday, December 12, 1983

Urban Manufacturing Alliance 2nd National Convening Summary Report

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Tanu Kumar
Adam Friedman

The Urban Manufacturing Alliance (UMA) 2nd National Convening, held in Oakland, California in early October, brought together more than 70 manufacturing and economic development professionals representing 40 organizations from 25 cities. This year’s convening theme, “Priming the...

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Urban Manufacturing
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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Global Cities, Inequality, and the Public Realm

“Global Cities, Inequality and the Public Realm” – a new report by Joan Byron, Pratt Center’s Director of Policy – is the culmination of Ms. Byron’s Fellowship with the German Marshall Fund of the United States. In light of the seemingly inexorable growth of...

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Sustainable Community Development
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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Development Opportunity and Historic Preservation in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Vicki Weiner

Cypress Hills: New Housing for a Rooted  Community

In...

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Sustainable Community Development
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Monday, December 17, 2007

Preserving Local Retail: Issues and Strategies

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Vicki Weiner

Presentation for the APA Metro Chapter Zoning Committee

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Sustainable Community Development
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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sunset Park Voices in the Rezoning Process

As Sunset Park awaits the results of a zoning study being conducted by the NYC  Department of City Planning, City Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez and Brooklyn Community Board 7 co-sponsored one community education workshop and two community conversations about development issues and...

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Sustainable Community Development
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Monday, December 17, 2007

Platform for Responsible Redevelopment of the Gowanus Canal

We believe that the rezoning and development of the Gowanus Canal area provides a great opportunity for our community.

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Sustainable Community Development
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Monday, October 15, 2007

Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA)

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Four decades ago, an urban renewal project near the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge on Manhattan's Lower East Side displaced thousands of low-income tenants.
Pratt Center assisted local stakeholders in conducting visioning sessions to address the development of the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area in lower Manhattan.
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While the city built affordable housing on some of the cleared parcels in the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA), several large blocks went undeveloped. In 2009, parking lots occupied the undeveloped...

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Gowanus Summit: Responsible Development

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Pratt Center helped convene the Gowanus Summit: a coalition of civic, housing and community development, manufacturing, and labor groups to establish ground rules for development around the Gowanus Canal. Our work aimed to ensure that new development meets the needs of area residents and sets high standards for local quality of life.
Pratt Center helped convene the Gowanus Summit, a coalition to establish ground rules for development in the Gowanus Canal area.
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