Core Values

Our work is grounded in four core values: Equity, Sustainability, Local Knowledge, and Diverse Economy.


All New York City residents deserve  access to affordable housing, open space, well-paying jobs, and a transportation system that greets them where they live and takes them where they need to go.


We envision strong resilient neighborhoods characterized by healthy homes, clean air, an efficient built environment, and locally-made goods. 


Residents are the best experts to consult when it comes to their communities’ needs, challenges, and opportunities. Our on the ground partnership with community groups informs our policy work, and our policy platforms mirror community needs.


Local economies should have inclusive pathways to prosperity with a broad variety of opportunities for people to secure their livelihood.