sustainable community planning

Charter Revision - Where Land Use Fits In

This issue brief was released in response to the 2010 announcement that Mayor Bloomberg appointed a City Charter revision commission to look at, amongst other matters, the land use review process. The Pratt Center brief outlines the major land use challenges the new commission must confront and...

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Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Monday, May 10, 2010

Fulton Street Mall: New Strategies for Preservation and Planning

This report was designed to lay the groundwork for Fulton Street Mall's future by combining the best historic preservation and redevelopment measures in order to preserve and nurture the Mall as a unique and vibrant public place The report details our research findings and proposes a...

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Reforming New York City's 421-a Property Tax Exemption Program: Subsidize Affordable Homes, Not Luxury Development

In this report, Habitat for Humanity-New York City and Pratt Center for Community Development review the 421-a property tax exemption program and present findings that the program is being used to subsidize market rate and luxury housing rather than the affordable housing it was designed...

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Wednesday, July 2, 2003

Confronting the Housing Squeeze: Challenges Facing Immigrant Tenants, and What New York Can Do

This report identifies the challenges faced by immigrant renters in finding safe, decent, and affordable housing. The report finds that by almost every measure, immigrant tenants face housing problems to a degree much greater than native-born New Yorkers. It also proposes measures New York City...

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Thursday, October 16, 2008

Toward an Informed Rebuilding: Documenting Sandy's Impacts

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Jessie Braden

As communities, businesses, and government begin the long process of rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and planning for long-term resiliency, it’s imperative that they have comprehensive information on the storm’s impacts to

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
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Coney Island: Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent and Housing
Rockaways: Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent and Housing
Lower Manhattan: Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent and Median Household Income
New York City: Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent and Median Household Income
Southeast Brooklyn: Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent and Median Household Income
Southeast Queens: Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent and Median Household Income
Staten Island: Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent and Median Household Income
Brooklyn and Queens Waterfront: Race/Ethnicity and Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent
Lower Manhattan: Race/Ethnicity and Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent
New York City: Race/Ethnicity and Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent
Southeast Brooklyn: Race/Ethnicity and Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent
Southeast Queens: Race/Ethnicity and Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent
Staten Island: Race/Ethnicity and Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent

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