Research and Public Policy

Pratt Center strives to understand the unique challenges that low- and moderate-income communities and small businesses face - and opportunities for overcoming them. Our research priorities are shaped by our on-the-ground work with New Yorkers in all five boroughs. Research methods include geospatial analysis, demographics analysis, qualitative surveys, focus groups, interviews, and community planning workshops. We then use the data gleaned from our research to develop pragmatic public policy recommendations toward a more sustainable and equitable New York City.