About Us

Our work is strengthened by our connection to Pratt Institute, one of the premier schools of art and design in the U.S. and by partnerships with groups across the city organizing and fighting for a more just and equitable New York.


Pratt Institute

Our unique position as a department of Pratt Institute affords us the opportunity to work with professionals in urban and sustainability planning, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, art and design, and information and library science.


In turn, Pratt Center provides a valuable bridge for students between theory and practice, a link that fortifies our capacity to achieve our goals.

We train emerging planning professionals and strengthen our work through a close relationship with Pratt Institute’s Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment. Our student worker, fellowship, internship, and studio opportunities engage students from a variety of degree programs at Pratt—including those within the Schools of Architecture, Art and Design, and Information and Library Science—while deepening our capacity to achieve our goals.

BASE Campaign

The BASE (Basement Apartments Safe for Everyone) campaign is a coalition of community organizations, advocates, tenants, homeowners, and community members who are organizing working-class neighborhoods and communities of color to increase the number of legally-recognized, affordable, and safe basement apartments, as well as other accessory dwelling units (“ADUs”) in New York City.

Industrial Jobs Coalition

The Industrial Jobs Coalition is a citywide alliance of community groups, policy advocates, and service providers fighting to protect, preserve and expand manufacturing as a sector in NYC.

Coalition Members

  • ANHD
  • Brooklyn East Industrial Network
  • BOC Network
  • Evergreen
  • GMDC
  • Greater Jamaica Development Corporation
  • Long Island City Partnership
  • Made in NYC
  • Maspeth Industrial Business Association
  • SoBro
  • South Brooklyn IDC
  • Staten Island EDC

Climate Works for All

A coalition of environmental justice advocates, community groups, and Labor unions joining together to fight climate change & income inequality in NYC.

Coalition for Affordable Homes

A coalition advocating for expanded opportunities and funding for affordable homeownership and strategic investment in community land trusts to keep neighborhoods affordable for the long term and curb speculation that displaces middle- and working-class families.

Racial Impact Study Coalition

The Racial Impact Study Coalition is a coalition of neighborhood, community-based, and planning groups working to ensure that the City of New York meaningfully considers racial impacts in making major land use decisions. Collectively, we represent all five boroughs, most of the communities that have been impacted by City-initiated rezonings in recent years, and a wide spectrum of New York residents. We share a commitment to protecting our communities from racialized displacement and expanding permanently affordable housing to all neighborhoods.

Coalition Members

  • The Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD)
  • Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association
  • Communities Resist (CoRe)
  • Community Action for Safe Apartments (CASA)
  • Hester Street
  • Inwood Legal Action
  • Laborer’s Local 79
  • Met Council on Housing
  • Staten Island Urban Center
  • We Stay/Nos Quedamos, Inc.
  • The Municipal Art Society of New York