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The Future of Fashion

This issue brief presents the results of a study that examined the entrepreneurial potential created by the extraordinary cluster of fashion design schools and the fashion industry in New York City. The report is based off a November 2010 survey of over 200 fashion design students in NYC,...

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Issue Area: 
Urban Manufacturing
Date: 
Sunday, November 11, 2012

How Will New York Ramp Up Energy Efficiency Retrofits?

This Pratt Center issue brief focuses on a critical ingredient in building the infrastructure for an energy efficiency revolution: financing mechanisms that help...

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Issue Area: 
Energy Efficiency
Date: 
Thursday, June 10, 2010

Charter Revision - Where Land Use Fits In

This issue brief was released in response to the 2010 announcement that Mayor Bloomberg appointed a City Charter revision commission to look at, amongst other matters, the land use review process. The Pratt Center brief outlines the major land use challenges the new commission must confront and...

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Monday, May 10, 2010

Bus Rapid Transit - A Transportation Revolution at a Bargain Price

This issue brief explains what's at stake as the NYC Department of Transportation and the NYS Metropolitan Transportation Authority work to roll out bus rapid transit (BRT)  citywide, and outlines what community groups can do to make sure that BRT fulfills its potential to liberate New...

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Issue Area: 
Transportation Equity
Date: 
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Fulton Street Mall: New Strategies for Preservation and Planning

This report was designed to lay the groundwork for Fulton Street Mall's future by combining the best historic preservation and redevelopment measures in order to preserve and nurture the Mall as a unique and vibrant public place The report details our research findings and proposes a...

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Reforming New York City's 421-a Property Tax Exemption Program: Subsidize Affordable Homes, Not Luxury Development

In this report, Habitat for Humanity-New York City and Pratt Center for Community Development review the 421-a property tax exemption program and present findings that the program is being used to subsidize market rate and luxury housing rather than the affordable housing it was designed...

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Wednesday, July 2, 2003

Confronting the Housing Squeeze: Challenges Facing Immigrant Tenants, and What New York Can Do

This report identifies the challenges faced by immigrant renters in finding safe, decent, and affordable housing. The report finds that by almost every measure, immigrant tenants face housing problems to a degree much greater than native-born New Yorkers. It also proposes measures New York City...

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Thursday, October 16, 2008

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