Pratt Center Testimony

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

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...

March 6, 2015

Testimony of Joan Byron, Director of Policy

Draft Scope of Work for an Environmental Impact Statement

East New York Rezoning Proposal

March 5, 2015

 

I speak on behalf of my  organization, the Pratt Center for Community Development, in support of the testimony already given by Cypress Hills Local Development...

February 11, 2015

I am Rachael Gutierrez speaking on behalf of Adam Friedman, Director of the Pratt Center for Community Development. I applaud the Public Service Commission for its efforts to plunge into such a broad rethinking of how energy services are delivered in New York and how to create a...