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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

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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Archived

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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Issue Area: 
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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Issue Area: 
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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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Protecting New York's Threatened Manufacturing Space

This document presents ways to protect the city's manufacturing space. New York City is known for its world service of financial and media organizations. However, the city also depends on its own manufacturers to produce goods. And though demand for NYC goods are still high, manufacturing...

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Issue Area: 
Urban Manufacturing
Date: 
Friday, August 8, 2008

Urban Manufacturing Alliance - First Report Out

This document provides an overview of the first meeting of the Urban Manufacturing Alliance (UMA),  a national collaborative of non-profit, for-profit and governmental stakeholders working together to grow urban manufacturing, create living wage jobs and catalyze sustainable local...

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Urban Manufacturing
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
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The Future of Fashion

This issue brief presents the results of a study that examined the entrepreneurial potential created by the extraordinary cluster of fashion design schools and the fashion industry in New York City. The report is based off a November 2010 survey of over 200 fashion design students in NYC,...

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Urban Manufacturing
Date: 
Sunday, November 11, 2012

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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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Monday, May 10, 2010

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