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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.