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Maps  |  December 5, 2018

The North Brooklyn IBZ remains one of the densest industrial areas of the city. While the Department of City Planning’s recent study of the area proposes to increase protections for industrial businesses against non-industrial uses in much of the Zone, it encourages more office...

Maps  |  October 1, 2013

Pratt Center is working to dramatically expand the residential energy efficiency market though an innovative study to standardize retrofits.

Maps  |  June 4, 2013

As communities, businesses, and government begin the long process of rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and planning for long-term resiliency, it’s imperative that they have comprehensive information on the storm’s impacts to

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Maps  |  September 21, 2010

Pratt Center compiled the Transportation Equity Atlas to compare mobility and transit access among New York City neighborhoods. We found great disparities in transportation access between higher-income, professional workers and low-wage manual and service workers. High housing costs mean that...

Maps  |  May 27, 2009

New York's mass transit systems do not serve all New Yorkers equally.

Maps  |  May 20, 2009

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) and MTA are seeking public input on the rollout of bus rapid transit (BRT) – a vital new addition to New York City’s transit landscape that will make speedier commutes a reality for tens of thousands of New Yorkers now forced to rely on slow local buses.

Maps  |  May 6, 2009

New York City’s 421-a property tax exemption program was created in the 1970s, when the city was on hard times, to encourage developers to build new housing.