Pratt Center Testimony

A respected advocate for sustainable community development, Pratt Center testifies on policies with implications for low- and moderate-income communities.

October 11, 2017

Good afternoon, Councilmembers. My name is Paula Crespo, and I am a planner at the Pratt Center for Community Development, one of several technical assistance providers to Community Voices Heard. Pratt Center works with community-based organizations across the City to help them achieve equitable development in their neighborhoods.

I’d like...

August 18, 2017

New York’s planning and zoning process is broken. The people and small businesses impacted by the City’s zoning changes don’t have an adequate opportunity to be heard and to shape their own environment.

Borough President Gale Brewer is to be applauded for bringing the Garment Center Steering Committee together to...

November 28, 2016

Testimony to Transportation Committee, New York City Council

Chair Ydanis Rodriguez, Council Members, thank you for the opportunity to testify today. Pratt Center for Community Development works for a more just, equitable, and sustainable New York City by supporting low and moderate income communities to plan for and realize their futures,...

September 30, 2016

Testimony provided by Paula Crespo, Senior Planner for the Pratt Center for Community Development
The problem(s)
The challenges associated with local retail in NYC are of a dual nature. In many of the city’s lowest income neighborhoods, a critical mass of decent, affordable goods and services simply does...

June 10, 2016

Testimony to Committee on Land Use

Hon. David Greenfield, Chair

Adam Friedman, Director

June 7, 2016

Testimony delivered by Pratt Center director Adam Friedman Tuesday, June 7th on Intro 1132, an amendment to the New York city charter that would establish a publicly accessible...

February 10, 2016

Testimony to City Council, Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises
Elena Conte, Director of Policy
February 9, 2016

Chair Richards, Council Members, thank you for the opportunity to testify today on the critical issue of a Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH...

February 9, 2016

Testimony to Community Board 1, Brooklyn
Adam Friedman, Director
Tuesday, February 9th 2016

Thank you for the opportunity to testify today. I’m Adam Friedman, Director of the Pratt Center for Community Development. Pratt Center works in partnership with communities, businesses, and policymakers to build a more equitable...

January 6, 2016

 

New York City Planning Commission Public Hearing
East New York Rezoning Proposal
January 6, 2016

Hello. My name is Paula Crespo, and I am a planner at the Pratt Center for Community Development, one of several technical assistance providers to the...

December 16, 2015

 

 

Testimony to City Planning Commission
Elena Conte, Director of Policy
December 16, 2015

Chair Weisbrod, Commissioners, thank you for the opportunity to testify today on the critical issue of a Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) proposal. More than a decade ago, Pratt...

November 25, 2015

Last night, Pratt Center Senior Planner Paula Crespo gave testimony at the Brooklyn Borough President's public hearing on the East New York rezoning proposal. 

Good evening. My name is Paula Crespo, and I am a planner at the Pratt Center for Community Development. My organization is one of several technical assistance...