sustainable community planning

A Luxury Housing Subsidy New Yorkers Can't Afford

The legislature is poised to renew a tax break to New York's real estate industry that shortchanges affordable housing.

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Sustainable Community Development
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Monday, June 6, 2011

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

Street: Magazine of the Environment

For five years in the 1970s, Pratt Center published Street: A Magazine of the Urban Environment, a semiannual publication during the golden age of the community development movement. The magazine provided practical tools, critical analysis, and visionary ideas to the local organizations...

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Sustainable Community Development
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Saturday, November 1, 1975

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

421-a Geographic Exclusion Area (GEA) Existing Boundaries and Proposed Additions Overlaid With NY State Assembly Districts

New York City’s 421-a property tax exemption program was created in the 1970s, when the city was on hard times, to encourage developers to build new housing.

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Sustainable Community Development
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009
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421-a Geographic Exclusion Area (GEA) Existing Boundaries and Proposed Additions Overlaid With NY State Assembly Districts

Downtown Brooklyn’s Detour: The Unanticipated Impacts of Rezoning and Development on Residents and Businesses

The stated goal of the 2004 Downtown Brooklyn Plan was to stimulate the redevelopment of the area in order to encourage its continued transformation into New York City’s third central business district.

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Sustainable Community Development
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Thursday, July 31, 2008

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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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
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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Issue Area: 
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
Date: 
Monday, December 17, 2007

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