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Report - November 2001

Going on with the Show

Lost amidst predictions of mass joblessness, budget deficits and overall economic turmoil has been the plight of arts and culture organizations, which have seen their revenue sources shrivel since the terrorist attack.

Report - November 2001

If You Can Make It Here

A special report on real estate issues and the arts, prepared for the New York Foundation for the Arts and included in the NYFA publication "Culture Counts."

Report - November 2001

Under the Mattress

Even as recession and terrorism combined to throw tens of thousands of New Yorkers out of work, city government has sat on hundreds of millions of federal dollars designed for job training.

Testimony - October 2001

Testimony to IDA Board on New York Stock Exchange Financing

Testimony of Jonathan Bowles, Research Director, Center for an Urban Future, before New York City's IDA Board on the question of New York Stock Exchange Financing

Testimony - October 2001

Don’t Legalize Loft Conversions in East Williamsburg Industrial Park

Testimony of Jonathan Bowles, Research Director, Center for an Urban Future Before the City Planning Commission On Loft Law Zoning Amendments

Commentary/Op-Ed - October 2001

A Diverse Economy Will Get City Moving

Reprinted from Newsday, 10/04/2001

Report - October 2001

Sudden Impact

Many of New York City’s vital economic sectors were seriously affected by the September 11 attack.

Report - October 2001

The Future of the Tech Savvy City

CUF Senior Fellow Joel Kotkin examines what New York and other urban centers must do to continue as "high-tech hubs."

Report - June 2001

Building a Highway to Higher Ed

After decades of miscommunication between high schools and colleges, education advocates nationwide are taking heart in signs that collaboration and coordination are beginning to ease the transition to higher ed. Nowhere is this positive trend more pronounced than in New York City.

Commentary/Op-Ed - May 2001

Economic Development: An Overview

A look at economic development issues likely to face New York's next Mayor

Report - May 2001

The Workforce Challenge: To Place is to Win

After eight months of research, the Center for an Urban Future has completed the first comprehensive report on New York City’s new and controversial welfare to work job-training system.

Testimony - April 2001

Long Island City Rezoning

Testimony of Jonathan Bowles, Research Director, Center for an Urban Future, Before City Planning Commission: Long Island City Rezoning

Commentary/Op-Ed - February 2001

The City’s Tax Break Policy is a Waste

Op-Ed from Center for an Urban Future Research Director Jonathan Bowles. Reprinted from Newsday, 2/21/2001.

Report - February 2001

Payoffs for Layoffs

In recent years, New York City has attempted to retain major corporations through tax breaks and other sweetheart measures. But without any accountability measures, many of the businesses to benefit have cut jobs or relocated anyway.

Commentary/Op-Ed - January 2001

Right Idea, Wrong Time: The Center Calls for Changes in the Governor’s Biotechnology Plan

New York City, not upstate, should be the centerpiece of the state's biotechnology plan.

Commentary/Op-Ed - November 2000

Manufacturers Lose Another Battle: City Set to Allow Another Viable Factory Building to Be Converted

One of the biggest and best buildings on the Williamsburg waterfront will soon be converted from manufacturing space into 184 Soho-priced studio apartments--even though local residents have pushed to keep factories in the neighborhood.

Commentary/Op-Ed - October 2000

Zones of Contention

Waterfront neighborhoods are sick of being dumping grounds for dirty industries. But efforts to protect people from polluters are starting to lock out good neighbors, too: the businesses that make the city run.

Report - October 2000

On a Wing and a Prayer

In this report, the Center details how highway gridlock and antiquated cargo facilities keep New York’s airports grounded.

Testimony - August 2000

Response to the City of New York’s Workforce Investment Plan

Submitted at a public hearing on the city's plan to implement the federal Workforce Investment Act locally

Report - August 2000

The Skills Crisis

Amidst unprecedented economic growth, New York City remains unable to bring together employers, job trainers, and those left behind by prosperity and in need of training. Here's why.

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