BigApps Block Party

BigApps Block Party – Building a Better City Through Tech!

HR&A is producing NYC BigApps 2014, the largest civic technology competition in the world. BigApps, sponsored by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and global tech firms, awards over $100,000 in prizes to teams that develop apps, connected devices, and other digital products that improve civic life in New York. For those of [...]

Read More · July 14, 2014

Mayor Releases HR&A’s Downtown Housing Development Strategy for the City of Burlington

On May 22nd, 2014, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger and the Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO) unveiled HR&A’s study on the Downtown housing market in Burlington, Vermont. HR&A analyzed housing market conditions and growth patterns in Downtown Burlington, and then benchmarked recent market performance against that of comparable cities across the country. HR&A also provided [...]

Read More · July 8, 2014

Solar One Honors HR&A Advisors at 10th Anniversary Gala Event

HR&A Advisors received Solar One’s Sustainability Achievement Award at Solar One’s annual Revelry by the River Gala Dinner on June 11, 2014. Chris Collins, Executive Director of Solar One, presented the award to Candace Damon, Vice Chairman of HR&A, noting her involvement with the organization since its inception. Mr. Collins spoke of HR&A’s central role [...]

Read More · July 1, 2014

HR&A wins ARTBA Globe Award for work on NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program

In May 2014, HR&A Advisors and Parsons Brinckerhoff were awarded the American Road and Transportation Builders (ARTBA) Transportation Development Foundation Globe Award for their work on the NY Rising Community Reconstruction (NYRCR) Program. Recognizing excellence in the protection and/or enhancement of the natural environment in transportation planning, design, and construction, the award was given in [...]

Read More · June 30, 2014

Funding Awarded to Rebuild by Design Projects to Protect and Enhance the Region

On Monday, June 2, HUD Secretary Donovan, Mayor de Blasio, Governor Cuomo, Governor Christie, and Senator Schumer announced two HR&A-supported proposals as recipients of funding for HUD’s Rebuild by Design competition. HR&A contributed to these proposals with an economic framework for resiliency investments and a public-private approach to implementation that draws on project value for [...]

Read More · June 12, 2014

HR&A and Partners Launch National Effort to Strengthen City Economies

On May 22nd, 2014 the Obama administration announced the launch of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities National Resource Network (the Network) to help cities across the U.S. identify and implement new and practical solutions to facilitate their path to economic recovery and growth. “America’s economic strength is driven largely by local leadership,” said HR&A President [...]

Read More · May 22, 2014

Resilient Businesses Make Strong Communities

HR&A’s Rebuild by Design team proposes innovative resiliency investments for businesses in the Sandy-affected region. In early April, HR&A’s multidisciplinary team submitted its final proposal for Rebuild by Design, focused on concepts that will enhance resiliency and economic vitality of the region’s coastal small business corridors and the neighborhoods that surround them. HR&A Advisors has [...]

Read More · April 8, 2014

HR&A’s Report on the NYC Tech Ecosystem Unveiled by Deputy Mayor Glen

The New York City Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, Alicia Glen, unveiled HR&A’s study on the NYC Tech System. A consortium consisting of HR&A, the Association for a Better New York (ABNY), Citi, Google, and NY Tech Meetup released the study detailing the impact of New York City’s “tech ecosystem”. The study also [...]

Read More · April 2, 2014

Monocle Interviews John Alschuler for The Urbanist

Last week, Andrew Tuck of Monocle 24’s The Urbanist interviewed John Alschuler on HR&A’s role in shaping cities today. In his conversation with Mr. Tuck, Alschuler explains how HR&A participates in the global economy by advising its clients on issues that surface in neighborhoods and are solved in City Hall. Alschuler explains that the narrative [...]

Read More · March 26, 2014

Carl Weisbrod Appointed Chair of the NYC Planning Commission

HR&A is proud to congratulate our Partner Carl Weisbrod on his appointment as Chair of the New York City Planning Commission and Director of the City Planning Department. On Friday February 7th, Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Carl Weisbrod as the Chair of the City Planning Commission and Director of the City Planning Department for [...]

Read More · February 12, 2014
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