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Event - May 2024

Reimagining NYC’s Retail Corridors in an Age of Hybrid Work & E-Commerce

On May 8th, the Center for an Urban Future held a policy symposium focused on what New York can do to strengthen New York’s retail corridors at a time when hybrid work, e-commerce, and other challenges are creating new uncertainties.

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Data - May 2024

Preparing for the End of the Affordable Connectivity Program in New York City

Few places nationally have benefited from the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) as much as New York City. With full funding for the program expiring at the end of April, nearly one million households across the five boroughs are poised to lose this subsidy—with the most significant impact felt in the city’s lowest-income communities.

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Commentary/Op-Ed - April 2024

To Build a Greener New York City, Start With CUNY

Meeting New York City’s ambitious climate goals will require a massive retrofit of its buildings, which make up almost 70 percent of the city’s carbon footprint. To begin, a major new initiative is needed to build a greener CUNY using incoming federal and state funding.

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impact - April 2024

CUF Inspires Key Proposals in City Council’s FY2025 Budget Response

In April, the City Council released its FY2025 budget response. Several of the Council's proposals align with recent research and recommendations from the Center for an Urban Future, including investments in CUNY Reconnect and CUNY ACE, training teachers in computing education, increasing support for underresourced entrepreneurs, and bolstering adult literacy and older adult services.

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Testimony - April 2024

Harnessing CUNY’s Talent to Build a Green Future

In this testimony before the NYC Council Committee on Higher Education, CUF Senior Fellow for Climate and Opportunity John Surico calls for the city to build a greener CUNY, not just to help the city meet its crucial emissions reduction goals, but also to provide much-needed infrastructure improvements. CUNY's own sustainability-focused initiatives are the secret weapon to decarbonization of CUNY buildings.

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impact - April 2024

CUF report inspires major new state investment in the arts

New York State's FY 2025 budget includes a $40 million increase in grantmaking funds for the New York State Council on the Arts and implementation of three new arts-and-culture programs. CUF's report on the creative economy in upstate New York put forward the very same proposals.

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