City-Wide

Building Community Capacity to Shape New York City's Housing Plan

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Pratt Center works with a collaborative of four other technical assistance (TA) providers to provide planning, mapping, policy analysis, and advocacy assistance to communities targeted for rezoning as part of the goals set out in Housing New York, Mayor de Blasio’s affordable housing plan. Our TA partners include Hester Street, the Community Development Project at Urban Justice Center, Association for Neighborhood Housing Development and theCenter for Urban Pedagogy.
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Our work equips communities to understand the scope and impact of proposals for their neighborhoods and engage them to define community priorities around housing affordability and density, jobs, infrastructure, public services, environmental quality, and more. Informed by findings from...

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Basement Apartment Mapping Portal

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The Basement Apartment Mapping Tool is a free mapping tool built by Pratt Center for organizers, advocates, policymakers and other interested stakeholders to analyze the potential location of new basement and cellar units in neighborhoods across New York City.
Visualize and analyze potential new basement apartments in New York City
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The tool uses the zoning code regulations used in the current East New York Basement...

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Active
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Sadra Shahab
Rebekah Morris
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City Environmental Quality Review and Community Impacts

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To better understand how New York City evaluates residential and business displacement, Pratt Center undertook a step-by-step evaluation of the CEQR Technical Manual guidance on indirect displacement as well as a review of dozens of Environmental Impact Statements to see how this guidance has been applied over the past 15 years.
Evaluating how NYC measures indirect displacement risk to residents and businesses
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BACKGROUND

Zoning and land use decisions in New York City are managed through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), a city charter-mandated process that requires review by community boards, borough presidents, the City Planning Commission, the City Council and the Mayor....

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Active
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Jen Becker
Elena Conte
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