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RenewableNY: Bringing Manufacturing Businesses the Power to Retrofit

This report documents the RenewableNY program managed by the New York Industrial Retential Network (NYIRN), a project of Pratt Center. RenewableNY provided grant funding and project management support for industrial facilities to implement energy efficiency and renewable energy measures,...

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Urban Manufacturing
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Perfect Setting: Economic Impact of the Diamond and Jewelry Industry in New York City

This report focuses on the economic activity and impact of New York’s Diamond District, an extraordinary block on 47th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, which employs 22,300 people, many of which are historically disadvantaged workers. The report...

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Urban Manufacturing
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Energy Efficiency Opportunities and Hurdles in Non-Profit Community Facilities

This report, commissioned by the Low Income Investment Fund, provides evidence that energy efficiency retrofits of nonprofit facilities would increase and improve if financing, energy assessments, and assistance in implementation of retrofit measures were offered as a package. The report...

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Energy Efficiency
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Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Farm to Factory Project

This report details a successful pilot project aimed at demonstrating the potential to meet New York City food processors’ demand for local ingredients grown in New York State- at both small and large scales.  Pratt Center surveyed food manufacturers in the five boroughs, revealing a...

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Urban Manufacturing
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Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Green Agenda For Jackson Heights

The Green Agenda is a plan crafted by the people of Jackson Heights to address their ecological, economic, and social concerns. From November to March 2010, Pratt Center helped facilitate a community visioning process, bringing together over 400 Jackson Heights residents to imagine a greener...

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Sustainable Community Development
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Monday, November 1, 2010

Community Board 9 Manhattan 197-a Plan

Community Board 9 Manhattan 197-a Plan, completed in 2007, is the compilation of work begun by the Community Board in 1998, and later revised and supported by the Office of Manhattan Borough President, a Columbia University Planning Studio, the New York City Council, the Harlem Community...

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Sustainable Community Development
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Monday, September 24, 2007

High-Tech, High-Touch, and Manufacturing’s Triple Bottom Line

This article, written by Pratt Center’s Joan Byron and Adam Friedman in MIT’s Innovations journal,  promotes a definition of “Advanced Manufacturing” that derives value from human as well as technological inputs. Cities that serve as hubs of both cultural...

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Urban Manufacturing
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Friday, February 8, 2013

Farm to Bakery

This report summarizes a local food pilot project undertaken by Pratt Center for Community Development and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (NYSDAM).  Farm to Bakery sought to capitalize on the demand for quality locally-grown grains and flour by both New York City...

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Urban Manufacturing
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (CHLDC) - Manufacturing Opportunity Analysis

As part of CHLDC's current Brownfield Opportunity Area project, Pratt Center analyzed the potential to sustain, expand, connect and "green" manufacturing in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn.  Pratt's primary recommendation was to capitalize on local food production by building a...

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Sustainable Community Development
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Industrial Revenue Policy Bond program - a policy brief produced by the Urban Manufacturing Alliance

This Urban Manufacturing Alliance policy brief takes an in-depth look at the Industrial Revenue Bond (IRB) Program, a federal financing tool designed to provide qualified manufacturing projects with access to tax-exempt financing. Because of restrictive and somewhat outdated program...

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Urban Manufacturing
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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