sustainable community planning

Church Avenue Retail Study

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Vicki Weiner

The Church Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) has retained Pratt Center to conduct a retail market study and needs assessment, with the goal of making sure the already successful retail strip -- the shopping hub of Flatbush -- better serves a neighborhood where the poor and middle class live side by side.

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

Coney Island for All

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Vicki Weiner
Paula Crespo

A coalition of community, labor, and housing organizations concerned with the future of Coney Island has joined in support of Coney Island for All: A Platform for Equitable Development, on which the Pratt Center for Community Development served as a key advisor.

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

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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Brownfield Redevelopment Planning

Intro Paragraph: 
Brownfields – defined by the EPA as “real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence…of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant” – are littered throughout many of NYC’s low- and moderate-income communities.
Pratt Center works with local organizations to plan for the sustainable redevelopment of brownfields in low- and moderate-income communities.
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The product of deindustrialization, disinvestment and abandonment, brownfields are a barrier to local economic development, sustainable open space and quality public health, in addition to a blight on communities’ landscapes and well-being. 

Pratt Center has been a longtime...

Project Status: 
Active
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Vicki Weiner
Paula Crespo
Jessie Braden
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Cypress Hills Verde Summit Major Themes Report

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Jessie Braden

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation’s (CHLDC) Project Verde is a multi-year sustainability initiative in Cypress Hills and East New York. As part of this project, Pratt Center provided extensive planning, research and technical assistance to CHLDC in the development of a Green...

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Friday, November 11, 2011

Cypress Hills Community Wellness Survey - Key Findings

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Jessie Braden

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation’s (CHLDC) Project Verde is a multi-year sustainability initiative in Cypress Hills and East New York. As part of this project, Pratt Center provided extensive planning, research and technical assistance to CHLDC in the development of a Green...

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Friday, November 11, 2011

Communities United for Transportation Equity

Intro Paragraph: 
COMMUTE is a coalition of New York City community groups that initially came together in 2007 to make congestion pricing work for working families, by advocating for the use of congestion pricing revenues to finance mass-transit investments benefiting underserved communities and low-income commuters.
COMMUTE collaborated with Pratt Center to develop a plan for a citywide Bus Rapid Transit network.
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COMMUTE is now continuing its work to promote mass-transit investments for inadequately served low-income New Yorkers. The Pratt Center is coordinating COMMUTE and providing supporting research.

COMMUTE members include:

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Project Status: 
Archived
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Elena Conte
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Planning for Neighborhood Retail

Intro Paragraph: 
Local shopping districts with a range of retail and community-responsive services are integral to socially and economically healthy neighborhoods. But many of New York City’s low- and moderate-income communities are without thriving commercial areas.
Diverse commercial corridors with thriving locally-owned businesses lead to prosperous and vibrant neighborhoods.
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Dilapidated commercial space, big box store development, poorly planned corridors, and rising storefront rents are but a few examples of the everyday challenges facing local merchants – from new entrepreneurs to small businesses that have been around for decades.

As part of our...

Project Status: 
Active
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Paula Crespo
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Climate Resiliency Planning in Sheepshead Bay

Intro Paragraph: 
The low-lying coastal community of Sheepshead Bay is representative of many of the waterfront areas just beginning the long process of rebuilding from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.
After the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, the coastal community of Sheepshead Bay can serve as a model for climate resiliency.
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Hundreds of single and two-family homes were flooded, extensively damaged, and face ongoing mold problems. Dozens of other homes were so severely damaged or contaminated that they still remain red-tagged by the Department of Buildings, a measure that prevents re-occupancy until DOB determines...

Project Partners: 
Gans Studio
Project Status: 
Archived
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Elena Conte
Location: 

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