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Hotel Development in NYC: Room for Improvement

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Paula Crespo

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...

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Urban Manufacturing
Date: 
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Nonprofit Real Estate Development Toolkit: Stable, Affordable Space for Manufacturing

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Tanu Kumar

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...

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Issue Area: 
Urban Manufacturing
Date: 
Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Plan for Chinatown and Surrounding Areas: Preserving Affordability and Authenticity

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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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Retrofit Standardization Interim Report: A Promising New Approach to Expanding Residential Energy Efficiency

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Jen Becker

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...

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Issue Area: 
Energy Efficiency
Date: 
Thursday, April 3, 2014

A Luxury Housing Subsidy New Yorkers Can't Afford

The legislature is poised to renew a tax break to New York's real estate industry that shortchanges affordable housing.

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Monday, June 6, 2011

Queens Triple Play: Willets West, Major League Soccer, and the National Tennis Center

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Elena Conte

Three separate proposals impacting Flushing Meadows Corona Park are being advanced independently – but they would cumulatively transform Queens’ flagship park, and the densely-populated neighborhoods of Corona, Flushing, and Elmhurst that surround it. This Issue Brief report...

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Friday, September 21, 2012

Mobility and Equity for New York’s Transit-Starved Neighborhoods: The Case for Full-Featured Bus Rapid Transit

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Elena Conte

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...

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Issue Area: 
Transportation Equity
Date: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

New York City's Housing Crisis: Private Development and Public Need

In commemoration of Pratt Center’s 50th anniversary, we’re proud to present our 1983 report with the Center for Metropolitan Action at Queens College, “New York City’s...

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Monday, December 12, 1983

Street: Magazine of the Environment

For five years in the 1970s, Pratt Center published Street: A Magazine of the Urban Environment, a semiannual publication during the golden age of the community development movement. The magazine provided practical tools, critical analysis, and visionary ideas to the local organizations...

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Saturday, November 1, 1975

Pratt Planning Papers: January 1967

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Sunday, January 15, 1967

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