sustainable community planning

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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Sustainable Community Development
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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...

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Sustainable Community Development
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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.

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Sustainable Community Development
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Wednesday, June 9, 2004

Greening the South Bronx

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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'...

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New York's Housing Underground: A Refuge and Resource

In this report, Pratt Center and Chhaya CDC call for the legalization of basement units and other illegal accessory dwelling units to create more affordable housing opportunities. Pratt Center and Chhaya make the case that legalizing and regulating these housing units would make them safer to...

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Sustainable Community Development
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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Time For Gut Rehab: How the Next Governor Can Rebuild

This report documents the housing affordability crisis under Governor George Pataki’s administration and suggests policies for the next Governor to strengthen the New York housing market. While the need for affordable housing grew, the Pataki administration cut spending on housing low-...

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Sustainable Community Development
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

East Brooklyn Housing Report

This report documents the findings of a study of housing in the neighborhoods of eastern Brooklyn in Community Districts 5 and 16. Each neighborhood and its housing market is profiled, vacant and city owned lots are identified as development opportunities, and sub-prime loans and foreclosed...

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Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Monday, May 4, 2009

Building in Good Jobs: Linking Economic and Workforce Development with Real Estate-Led Economic Development

This report suggests that without explicit efforts to link property redevelopment with efforts to put unemployed or underemployed people to work at family-supporting wages, the negative impacts of growth (displacement, housing cost appreciation) often affect the historically disadvantaged far...

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Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Monday, May 4, 2009

Increased Housing Oppourtunity in NYC: The Case for Inclusionary Zoning

Pratt Center and PolicyLink make the case for inclusionary zoning- setting aside low- and moderate-income units in new housing developments under designated areas in a rezoning- as a tool to ensure that the benefits of change in NYC neighborhoods will be fairly shared in the years to come. This...

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Sustainable Community Development
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Saving Independent Retail

This issue brief details measures the Mayor’s Office can and must take to keep independent stores thriving. Retailers are plagued by high rents, competition from chain stores, the internet, limited access to credit, and other stresses, but their decline is far from inevitable. This issue...

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Sustainable Community Development
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Monday, August 10, 2009
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