2021-2022

PX Connexts: A Prospect Expressway Redevelopment

The Prospect Expressway is a 2-mile urban highway that slices through the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Sunset Park, Park Slope, and Windsor Terrace. When plans for the Expressway were first presented to the public in 1949 it was touted as "an inviting ribbon of super-roadway" helping connect southern Brooklyn motorists to Manhattan, but it displaced thousands [...]

By |2022-08-19T15:34:03-04:00August 19th, 2022|Comments Off on PX Connexts: A Prospect Expressway Redevelopment

A Path Forward: Centering the Industrial Business Zones in a Just Transition

In 2019, the New York City Council passed the Climate Mobilization Act (CMA) and the New York State legislature passed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). These two laws, along with the passage of the $1 trillion federal infrastructure bill, offer tremendous opportunities to jumpstart the green economy locally. If fully implemented and [...]

By |2022-06-27T13:42:26-04:00June 27th, 2022|Comments Off on A Path Forward: Centering the Industrial Business Zones in a Just Transition

Dutch Kills Loop: Regenerating the Damaged Landscape

The head of Dutch Kills (Photo by Maria Rocha-Buschel) Thousands of years ago, Newtown Creek was a pristine 1,200-acre salt marsh. A diverse slate of species, from beavers to oysters to American eel, called it home. With European colonialism came the enclosure of New York’s natural environment. In less than a century, Newtown [...]

By |2022-02-10T13:47:28-05:00February 10th, 2022|Comments Off on Dutch Kills Loop: Regenerating the Damaged Landscape