As the nations housing and lending crisis began to unfurl in 2007, banking, government and housing experts convened for a groundbreaking conference sponsored by the Office of Thrift Supervision and Citi to discuss the future of affordable housing in NYC. This white paper details the ideas discussed.
This new report finds that cultural trolleys hold promise in raising the profile of arts institutions outside of Manhattan, but a lack of marketing funds and operational challenges means most trolley programs have not yet boosted attendance at local cultural venues.
This new report by the Center and the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy documents the critical importance to New York's economy of expanding college attendance among working adults, and finds that the rate at which adults attend college has fallen sharply.
This report finds that NYCs Summer Youth Employment Program will serve 21 percent fewer young people this summer than in 1999, a troubling decline since the citys teen employment rate is half the national average.
This new report shows that New Yorks fastest-growing borough faces serious economic and infrastructure challenges, from an exodus of young people to stubbornly high vacancy rates in the boroughs office buildings.
This new report by the Center and NYATEP finds that now more than ever, New York needs a strong workforce development system -- but declining funds and uncoordinated programs are obstacles to progress.
This new report by the Center documents that immigrant entrepreneurs have emerged as a key engine of economic growth for cities from New York to Los Angeles--and, with the right support, could provide an even bigger boost to these cities in the years ahead.
This new report finds that while immigrants have become a growing part of the workforce in nearly every corner of New York State, the state-run English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program has not come close to keeping pace with the demand, creating a skills gap that could hurt the state's economic competitiveness.
In this policy brief, the Center documents that city street fairs are dominated by a handful of the same vendors selling bland items like tube socks and t-shirts, and that a surprisingly high percentage of vendors are based outside of the city. It calls on the city to make the fairs less generic.
In this policy brief, the Center urges the Bloomberg administration to back proposals to redevelop two vacant government warehouses in Sunset Park that would create 2 million square feet of space for manufacturers at a time when industrial firms in NYC are feeling squeezed.
In this report, the Center finds that the anticipated retirement of tens of thousands of Baby Boomers in the next few years will create an unprecedented opportunity for New York City to move significant numbers of young, at-risk New Yorkers into career-track jobs.
This new report focuses on the alarming number of young people who graduate from New York City public high schools unprepared to succeed in college, and provides a detailed examination of three college readiness programs run by CUNY and the city's public school system. The report concludes that a lack of institutional support from the city's top education officials may make it difficult to expand or improve upon these programs in the years ahead.
This report, which the Center for an Urban Future produced in partnership with the Regional Plan Association and the Center for New York City Affairs, is designed to inform candidates and educate voters about nine key issues that New York's next mayor will face over the next four years, from education and economic development to child welfare and homelessness.
CUF Project Director David Jason Fischer assesses lessons learned from three key workforce intermediaries funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. This report discusses the importance of the intermediary approach and the qualities of organizations that can best serve in this role.
In this report for the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Center examines three projects from the Casey-sponsored Jobs Initiative that have managed to place and retain high numbers of low-skilled individuals.