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October 23, 2014

New York City, Indianapolis, Portland, OR and San Jose are collaborating to develop programs to create jobs that strengthen local “innovation economies” by increasing access to economic opportunities and ensuring economic gains benefit all city residents and communities. The collaboration is an initiative of the Urban Manufacturing Alliance...

October 9, 2014

On  October 8th, 2014, the Pratt Center for Community Development, in partnership with several community-based organizations, celebrated the launch of the Energy Champions Referral Program. The program was designed to support communities to reduce their carbon emissions while lowering energy bills through home improvements. Participating individuals and non profit...

October 2, 2014

Pratt Center for Community Development's Executive Director Adam Friedman and Policy Director Joan Byron participated on two different panels last Friday September 26th at the Solving Urban Land Use Problems in the 21st Century (SULUP21) conference, held at New York University.

SULUP21, a coalition of graduate planning students...

September 23, 2014

The New York City Council unveiled a far-sighted policy platform to strengthen New York City’s commitment to a greener, more sustainable and more environmentally-friendly future. This legislative package addresses key areas in the fight against global climate change, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing energy efficiency, and encouraging low-carbon...

September 23, 2014

Pratt Center staff joined hundreds of thousands of people marching down Manhattan’s WestSide on Sunday September 21st to call attention to the impacts of climate change – and demand a shift in the status quo. The "People's Climate March" was scheduled ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit meeting this week.

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