Monthly Archives: May 2013

Tokyo Planning and Urbanism Course 2013

From May 23 through June 9, students of Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture are traveling in Japan and conducting research on public space and historic preservation.  Professor Jonathan Martin, Ph.D. of Pratt’s City and Regional Planning department, is leading the course; his curriculum focuses on the urban design and architecture of Tokyo.  While the majority of the students are city planning graduate students, the course has also enrolled historic preservation graduate students, urban environmental systems management graduate students, and undergraduate architecture students.

Read more about their travels here on the course blog.

Spring 2013 Graduation

Congrats To Our Spring 2013 Graduates!

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2013 GreenWeek Highlights


 

Made In NYC

Business Week recently published an article on Made In NYC, an initiative of the Pratt Center for Community Development:

Made in NYC: It's Not Just Artisanal Pickle Makers 
By Nick Leiber 
Business Week, May 2, 2013 
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-05-02/made-in-nyc-its-not-just-artisanal-pickle-makers

Brooklyn, that trendy New York borough able to inspire
love and annoyance, is popular with artisanal pickle makers,
letterpress mavens,and moonshine distillers, for sure. 
Less well-known: Brooklyn, and its borough neighbors,
are also home to thousands of manufacturers in other sectors. 
That includes intimates brand Hanky Panky, countertop maker
IceStone, and plating company Epner Technology, which supplies
NASA.

Adam Friedman, director of the Pratt Center for Community Development,
is relaunching a site called Made in NYC to showcase manufacturers
like these that make things in the five boroughs. The push, aimed at 
shoppers who want to buy local, isn't nostalgia for a 
bygone era: "In New York City, we actually have a tremendous 
manufacturing sector that's kind of invisible," says Friedman. 
"There are well over 6,500 local manufacturers in New York City, 
and they employ more than 75,000 people. The average 
production wage in New York is well over $50,000."

 

For more information on Made in NYC, visit www.madeinnyc.org.

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