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Report  |  April 23, 2013

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 Because of restrictive and somewhat outdated program...

Report  |  April 17, 2013

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...

Report  |  April 9, 2013

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...

Report  |  February 13, 2013

In this report, Pratt Center presents a thorough investigation of the Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY), a 300-acre city-owned industrial park and one of the fastest growing green manufacturing centers in the country.  The paper demonstrates that New York City’s strategy of retaining...

Report  |  February 8, 2013

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...

Report  |  November 28, 2012

This document provides an overview of the first meeting of the Urban Manufacturing Alliance (UMA),  a national collaborative of non-profit, for-profit and governmental stakeholders working together to grow urban manufacturing, create living wage jobs and catalyze sustainable local...

Report  |  November 11, 2012

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,...

Report  |  September 21, 2012

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...

Report  |  April 1, 2012

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...

Report  |  April 1, 2012

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...