Pratt Center Testimony

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

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...

November 17, 2014

Building Homes, Building Communities
Testimony of Joan Byron, Director of Policy, Pratt Center for Community Development

The Pratt Center applauds Mayor de Blasio’s goal of addressing New York City’s housing crisis. But as the incomes of New York families continues to stagnate while housing prices...

April 23, 2014

Joan Byron

Director of Policy, Pratt Center for Community Development; Board Member, Bronx River Alliance

My name is Joan Byron, and I am Director of Policy at the Pratt Center for Community Development; we work with communities throughout New York City on issues of social, economic, and environmental justice, especially as these issues manifest themselves in our built environment. I also serve with Kellie Terry on the board of the Bronx River Alliance.