Pratt Center welcomes the newest class of Graduate Planning and Taconic Fellows for 2018-2019. Each year, through a close relationship with Pratt Institute’s Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment (GCPE), Pratt Center selects a number of GCPE students to receive stipends and work alongside staff members on urban planning and policy projects. The fellowship provides financial support, but also a unique opportunity for fellows to apply what they learn in the classroom to the “real world” practice of planning and community development. Planning Fellow Bios
In addition to developing future planners, Pratt Center also aims to connect other disciplines to community development work through the Taconic Fellowship program. Made possible by a grant from the Taconic Foundation, the Fellowship provides financial awards to Pratt faculty and student teams for projects that align with Pratt Center’s urban planning and policy work in support of sustainable and equitable community development.
This year, Pratt Center will award over $80,000 in funding across seven Taconic Fellowships involving nine faculty members and 11 students. The fellowships will explore community development through a variety of projects throughout New York City ranging from climate resilience education to oral histories to creative arts therapy. Explore the Taconic Projects
The Graduate Planning and Taconic Fellowship programs continue Pratt Center’s rich legacy of developing the next generation of planners and community leaders. As early as 1984, Pratt Center’s Community Economic Development (CED) internship program was training senior managers in the non-profit, community development field on topics ranging from accounting and law to real estate development to organizational development. We featured the CED Internship program in our 50 Things gallery in 2015.