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CUF Influences City’s New Broadband Plan

Impact - June 2012

CUF Influences City’s New Broadband Plan

Last month, the Center published New Tech City, a report which documented the spectacular rise of New York City's tech sector over the past few years but highlighted a handful of challenges that could inhibit the continued growth of this part of the city's economy. The report cited inadequate broadband connectivity as the second biggest threat facing New York’s tech sector. Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn unveiled a package of proposals to expand broadband connectivity in New York as a way of bolstering the city’s tech sector.

Data from New Tech City

Data - May 2012

Data from New Tech City

Selected charts and graphs from the Center for an Urban Future's major May 2012 report on NYC's tech sector. The report found that, riding a wave of start-ups, New York has emerged as a national leader in fields that leverage the Internet and mobile technologies—a development that has provided a key economic boost and left the city well positioned for future tech growth.

Data from Designing New York's Future

Data - March 2012

Data from Designing New York's Future

Selected charts and graphs from the Center for an Urban Future's March 2012 report on NYC's design schools. The report found that New York City graduates twice as many students in design and architecture as any other U.S. city, but the city's design schools are not only providing the talent pipeline for New York's creative industries—they have become critical catalysts for innovation, entrepreneurship and economic growth.

Speaker Quinn's Plan to Grow NYC's Design Sector

Impact - February 2012

Speaker Quinn's Plan to Grow NYC's Design Sector

Today, Council Speaker Christine Quinn ran with the ideas in our Growth by Design report in a big way, announcing a major new city initiative to support the growth of the city's design sector. She gave an especially big boost to one of our recommendations: to "establish a high-profile design festival to promote NYC's designers."

Mayor's State of the City speech echoes CUF ideas: Permanent Spaces for the Arts

Impact - January 2012

Mayor's State of the City speech echoes CUF ideas: Permanent Spaces for the Arts

Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg delivered his State of the City speech. We are heartened that some of the new policy proposals outlined in the mayor's speech—from expanding the number of Career and Technical Education (CTE) schools to creating permanent rehearsal and studio spaces for the arts—were greatly influenced by our reports.

Data from Growth by Design

Data - June 2011

Data from Growth by Design

Selected charts and graphs from the Center for an Urban Future's June 2011 report which detailed the powerful economic impact of New York's architecture and design sectors. It showed that New York has far more designers than any other U.S. city, but concluded that far more could be done to harness the sector's growth potential.

New City Initiatives to Retain Industrial Jobs Echo CUF Recommendations

Impact - June 2011

New City Initiatives to Retain Industrial Jobs Echo CUF Recommendations

Several of our ideas influenced a package of 22 proposals to strengthen the city's industrial sector that was announced this week by Mayor Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn

Bring Stanford to NYC?

Impact - May 2011

Bring Stanford to NYC?

Mayor Bloomberg recently announced that the city had received 18 responses to its Request for Expressions of Interest seeking academic institutions to develop an applied science and engineering research campus in New York City, with proposals coming from Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon and many other institutions from around the world. The city's idea for attracting a new engineering campus was greatly influenced by our 2009 Building New York City's Innovation Economy report.

Mayor runs with CUF recommendations to support immigrant entrepreneurs

Impact - March 2011

Mayor runs with CUF recommendations to support immigrant entrepreneurs

Today, the Mayor announced three new steps to make it easier for immigrant-owned businesses to start and grow in New York City. All three mayoral initiatives were heavily influenced by the Center.

Data from Behind the Curb

Data - February 2011

Data from Behind the Curb

Selected charts and graphs from the Center for an Urban Future's major February 2011 report which found that a disproportionate share of the city's recent job growth, transit ridership gains and population growth have occurred in the four boroughs outside of Manhattan. However, transit service in the boroughs has not kept pace-and the biggest losers have been the city's working poor.

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