Archived Projects

For 50 years, Pratt Center has been a leader and innovator in the community development field. Here are some of our notable past projects.

The EDGE Program helps local business owners, homeowners, and land owners connect to state-funded energy efficiency incentive programs.
Pratt Center played an integral role in helping the South Bronx bring environmental justice to the forefront of their community revitalization agenda.
Green Jobs-Green New York is a statewide initiative to strengthen communities through energy efficiency, with a focus on small residential buildings.
Pratt Center is working to dramatically expand the residential energy efficiency market through an innovative study to standardize retrofits.
The UMA is a national collaborative of public and private stakeholders working to foster sustainable manufacturing initiatives in cities across the U.S.
Pratt Center works with local groups to develop green community plans – comprehensive strategies toward sustainable, resilient and prosperous neighborhoods.
Pratt Center has worked to improve Fulton Street Mall's commercial strip while preserving its role as a vital public place.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Pratt Center is working to develop community-driven long-term resiliency strategies.
After the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, the coastal community of Sheepshead Bay can serve as a model for climate resiliency.
NYC's burgeoning food manufacturing sector can continue to grow and create jobs through the facilitation of third party product distribution.
COMMUTE demonstration at the office of State Senator Ruben Diaz, a key opponent of tolls on East River bridges that would help pay for mass transit.
COMMUTE collaborated with Pratt Center to develop a plan for a citywide Bus Rapid Transit network.
RenewableNY combined project management and small grants to encourage industrial companies in New York City to implement energy efficiency projects.
We found alarming socioeconomic disparities in transportation access through a comprehensive analysis of commuter routes and travel time across NYC.
In partnership with local small businesses, Pratt Center conducted a retail market study and needs assessment to strengthen the Church Avenue commercial strip.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard, a 300-acre active industrial park, is a model for sustainable industrial development and strengthening urban manufacturing.
The One City/One Future Blueprint was the product of four years of a diverse collaboration to make economic development work for all New Yorkers.
Pratt Center worked with local stakeholders to develop recommendations to guide development in three northern Manhattan neighborhoods.
Pratt Center rendering of Northside Town Hall interior
In 2009, Pratt Center helped to transform Engine 212 – “The People’s Firehouse” - into a community and cultural center.
Pratt Center played a pivotal role in reforming the 421-a tax abatement to sponsor the creation of affordable housing beyond central Manhattan.
Pratt Center helped convene the Gowanus Summit, a coalition to establish ground rules for development in the Gowanus Canal area.
Pratt Center co-led a coalition that successfully advocated for new affordable housing through inclusionary zoning.
Pratt Center assisted local stakeholders in conducting visioning sessions to address the development of the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area in lower Manhattan.
Community-based, post-Sandy planning hubs can serve as a one-stop-shop for government, communities and businesses to work toward resiliency.
Pratt Center organized workshops to identify and prioritize concerns of area residents, business owners, and workers in Willets Point as the city moves to redevelop the...
The Spec It Green Partnership will strengthen local green building supply chains, creating quality jobs and sustainable growth opportunities for small businesses.