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Pratt Institute and the Pratt Center
The Pratt Center was established in 1963 to create a partnership between the Pratt Institute's planning department and local organizations struggling to address issues of urban deterioration and poverty. Over 40 years later, the Pratt Center continues to work with Pratt, particularly the Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment, as a source of and resource for faculty, a place of employment and involvement for students, and an important bridge between classroom study and the neighborhoods of New York City.
Educational Opportunities at Pratt Institute:
Programs for Sustainable Planning and Development
PSPD offers two masters degree programs - City and Regional Planning and Urban Environmental Systems Management. These programs help students learn to use the tools of the urban planning profession to foster economic, environmental, and social justice. The curriculum at GCPE reinforces a core philosophy of urban revitalization through regional planning, public participation, and community-based development.
Pratt's Historic Preservation program uses the comprehensive approach twenty-first-century preservation professionals need-a perspective that moves beyond the concept of historic preservation simply as building conservation. With its urban focus, the program makes extensive use of New York City's resources for studying history, design, conservation, interpretation, community planning politics, and economic and ethnic diversity. The program also draws on Pratt's interdisciplinary resources in architecture; urban design; and city, regional, and environmental planning.
For a complete listing of programs, visit the Pratt Institute homepage.