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The Future of Industrial Brooklyn

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Paula Crespo

This report-out covers the key takeaways and salient points from two days of workshops and discussion about manufacturing in New York City, organized by five Brooklyn-based Community Development Corporations (CDCs) with technical assistance from Pratt Center. In April 2013, a diverse set of...

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Issue Area: 
Urban Manufacturing
Date: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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

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

Transforming the Sheridan Corridor

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For decades, the Sheridan Expressway – a 1.25 mile remnant of the Robert Moses era – has severely impeded the quality of life in Hunts Point and the surrounding communities in the South Bronx.
A Bronx-based coalition is successfully leading the fight to transform the Sheridan Expressway and to create affordable housing and green open space where it used to be
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The Expressway restricts access to the revitalized Bronx River, new parks such as Concrete Plant Park and Starlight Park, and the South Bronx Greenway. It forces trucks to drive through neighborhood streets and cars to idle in traffic, harming pedestrians and restricting safe biking. Local...

Project Status: 
Active
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Elena Conte
Sydney Cespedes
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The Green Agenda For Jackson Heights

The Green Agenda is a plan crafted by the people of Jackson Heights to address their ecological, economic, and social concerns. From November to March 2010, Pratt Center helped facilitate a community visioning process, bringing together over 400 Jackson Heights residents to imagine a greener...

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Monday, November 1, 2010

Community Board 9 Manhattan 197-a Plan

Community Board 9 Manhattan 197-a Plan, completed in 2007, is the compilation of work begun by the Community Board in 1998, and later revised and supported by the Office of Manhattan Borough President, a Columbia University Planning Studio, the New York City Council, the Harlem Community...

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Monday, September 24, 2007

One City One Future: A Blueprint for Growth that Works for All New Yorkers

This blueprint for economic development is the product of four years of collaboration by civic leaders, neighborhood advocates, community development organizations, labor unions, local development corporations, environmentalists, and others to make economic development work for all New Yorkers...

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Monday, April 6, 2009

Community Voices and the Future of the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area

This report documents the findings from the SPURA Matters community engagement process and is intended to be used as a tool for local stakeholders to use in advocacy efforts to redevelop the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA) site, a city-owned lot on the Lower East Side of Manhattan that...

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Transforming the Southern Bronx River Watershed

The Southern Bronx River Watershed presentation shows how some local low-income communities are working with the government and sometimes against, to better their neighborhoods.

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Wednesday, June 9, 2004

Greening the South Bronx

Intro Paragraph: 
Grassroots organizations in the South Bronx have made environmental justice a central part of their agenda for community revitalization. Pratt Center has been there with them from the beginning: providing mapping, architecture, and urban planning resources that have enabled the neighborhood organizations to build a greener, healthier environment in neighborhoods that have carried more than their fair share of the city's polluting facilities.
Pratt Center played an integral role in helping the South Bronx bring environmental justice to the forefront of their community revitalization agenda.
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Sewage treatment plants, waste transfer stations, truck highways, wholesale markets, power plants, gas and oil depots - the South Bronx hosts essential infrastructure that not only allows the New York City region to function, but also leaves many Bronx neighborhoods with New York City'...

Project Status: 
Archived

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