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Report  |  February 26, 2015

This report analyzes the impact hotel proliferation is having on New York City neighborhoods. Over the past decade, visitors to the City have increased by over 40%, and hotel development has been mirroring this trend:  180 hotels were built across the City between 2004 and 2013. Once...

Report  |  June 19, 2014

Building a more equitable economy and closing the gap in the “tale of two cities” are core objectives of Mayor de Blasio’s economic development policies. A key component of that progressive economic agenda is fostering a vibrant industrial sector for New York City...

Report  |  May 31, 2014

This toolkit is meant to help manufactures and developers understand each other so they can better identify and pursue opportunities to work together. The toolkit also aims to inform state, local, and federal government actors on the particular challenges that urban manufacturers face in...

Report  |  May 22, 2014

Manhattan’s Chinatown and its surrounding areas are among the oldest immigrant neighborhoods in New York City, housing successive groups of immigrants from Ireland, Germany, China, Italy, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, starting in the early 1800s. These diverse immigrant

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Report  |  April 3, 2014

In 2012, the Pratt Center for Community Development launched the Retrofit Standardization Study to test a simplified, scalable approach to implementing energy efficiency upgrades in small residential buildings throughout New York City. Although these buildings are not New York City’s most...

Report  |  December 17, 2013

Published jointly by Pratt Center and the Rockefeller Foundation, Mobility and Equity for New York’s Transit-Starved Neighborhoods: The Case for Full-Featured Bus Rapid Transit analyzes how demographic and economic changes have deepened disparities in transit...

Report  |  December 5, 2013

The Urban Manufacturing Alliance (UMA) 2nd National Convening, held in Oakland, California in early October, brought together more than 70 manufacturing and economic development professionals representing 40 organizations from 25 cities. This year’s convening theme, “Priming the...

Report  |  December 1, 2013

“Global Cities, Inequality and the Public Realm” – a new report by Joan Byron, Pratt Center’s Director of Policy – is the culmination of Ms. Byron’s Fellowship with the German Marshall Fund of the United States. In light of the seemingly inexorable growth of...

Maps  |  October 1, 2013

Pratt Center is working to dramatically expand the residential energy efficiency market though an innovative study to standardize retrofits.

Report  |  September 18, 2013

This report-out covers the key takeaways and salient points from two days of workshops and discussion about manufacturing in New York City, organized by five Brooklyn-based Community Development Corporations (CDCs) with technical assistance from Pratt Center. In April 2013, a diverse set of...