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Stewardship of Our Community Park

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Sydney Cespedes
Elena Conte

The largest park in Queens and the fourth largest park in New York City, Flushing Meadows Corona Park (FMCP) spans 897 acres and is home to several important cultural institutions. Surrounded by the most diverse neighborhoods in the City, FMCP serves as an important resource for communities...

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Under the Hood: A look into New York City's Auto Repair Industry

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Elena Conte
Jen Becker

Under the Hood: A Look into New York City’s Auto Repair Industry, takes an in-depth look at the oft-ignored auto sector and offers critical statistics about its most vital asset: its workforce.  It reveals that auto repair jobs provide decent wages for a...

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Urban Manufacturing
Date: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Policy Brief: From Making to Manufacturing: A New Model for Economic Development in Cities and Towns

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Adam Friedman
Tanu Kumar
Joanna Reynolds

Urban manufacturing is being reborn in the United States. New small-batch producers are creating well-paying jobs in many cities that were once abandoned by more traditional manufacturers. Greater access to production technologies is making it possible for designers and entrepreneurs to...

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Urban Manufacturing
Date: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

EnergyFit NYC Interim Report

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Jen Becker
Rebekah Morris

In January 2016, the Pratt Center for Community Development launched the EnergyFit NYC Pilot to test an innovative new approach to implementing energy retrofit measures. There are 863,867 one- to four-family homes in NYC, the vast majority of which have not received an energy retrofit. This...

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Energy Efficiency
Date: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

What Makes the City Run: Preserving space for critical economic activities

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Adam Friedman
Elena Conte

What Makes the City Run: preserving space for critical economic activities analyzes strategies for preserving affordable space for industrial uses and the well-paying blue-collar jobs those sectors provide. Preserving industrial space is critical to the city’s basic ability to function – to transport, store, assemble, prepare, repair and/or remove everything a city needs, from building supplies to school busses.

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Urban Manufacturing
Date: 
Monday, April 18, 2016

Creating an Innovative Mix: What We Can Learn from San Francisco

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Tanu Kumar
Adam Friedman
Elena Conte

New York City is exploring the creation of a new type of zoning district intended to increase job density in the City’s manufacturing and industrial areas, called Enhanced Business Areas. These districts will allow for a mix of “creative-office” and manufacturing/production...

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Urban Manufacturing
Date: 
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Retrofit Standardization Phase 2 Study

Pratt Center for Community Development launched the Retrofit Standardization Study to test a simplified, scalable approach to implementing energy efficiency upgrades in New York City’s 1-4 family buildings. The first phase of the study, energy audits were conducted on 22, two-family,...

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Energy Efficiency
Date: 
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A 50,000 Job Challenge: Creating Quality Jobs in the New Industrial New York

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Tanu Kumar

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 by retaining...

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Urban Manufacturing
Date: 
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Making Room for Housing and Jobs

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Jen Becker

 

Making Room for Housing and Jobs examines how rezoning industrial areas to provide space for housing may actually undermine housing affordability if high-wage industrial jobs are replaced with low-wage jobs in retailing and neighborhood services. To avoid pitting housing...

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Urban Manufacturing
Date: 
Monday, May 4, 2015

Food + Workforce: Connecting Growth and Good Jobs for NYC‘s Emerging Specialty Food Manufacturing Sector

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Jen Becker

New York City has always been known for its varied and innovative food culture. In recent years, a growing, eclectic mix of artisanal food and beverage manufacturers is further enhancing this reputation by incubating businesses based on new products ranging from cocktail mixers to vegan...

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Urban Manufacturing
Date: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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