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The Long Island Index, a project of the Rauch Foundation, recently released Long Island’s Future: Economic Implications of Today’s Choices, an HR&A study that highlights the impact of Long Island-wide initiatives that tackle the region’s most pressing socioeconomic challenges. HR&A’s study illuminates the effects of targeted policies that leverage Long Island’s existing assets and re-orient the region towards sustainable prosperity.
In February 2015, the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) initiative, which includes the National Resource Network (the Network), was selected as a finalist by Harvard University’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation for its annual Innovations in American Government Award. SC2 also received a “Bright Idea” designation and joined the Ash Center’s Government Innovator’s [...]
Santa Monica Rolls-Out a Breakthrough for Informed Participation. On January 31st, the City of Santa Monica unveiled a first-of-its-kind online planning tool that will help decide the fate of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (Civic) and its surrounding 10-acre site, which the City aspires to transform into a mixed-use arts and cultural campus. The tool, [...]
HR&A is pleased to announce that on January 12, the Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan project website, www.PhillyDistrict30.com, launched. The website launch marks the beginning of the District Plan’s public outreach efforts and will serve as a major resource for communicating project information and updates. The launch of the website also coincides with the first public open house on January 28th at 30th Street Station.
On November 10, 2014 the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) Fulton Center officially opened its doors to riders. The station, spanning 180,000 square feet over three buildings, connects 300,000 daily passengers to nine subway lines to function as downtown Manhattan’s largest transit hub. Fulton Center also provides over 63,000 square feet of retail, restaurant, and commercial office space accompanied by the installation of more than 50 LED screens, which provide advertising opportunities and live-transit information. A central part of the City’s downtown revitalization efforts, Fulton Center transforms an area devastated by the attacks on September 11, 2001, into a bustling hub for transportation, retail, and public space.
HR&A Expands Capacity to Support Land Use Approvals “The addition of Jee Mee Kim to our New York office increases our capacity to manage complex projects from inception, through approvals, to project implementation.” – John Alschuler, Chairman HR&A is thrilled to welcome Jee Mee Kim as a new Principal in our New York office. Jee [...]
The Urban Land 40 Under 40 winners are the top real estate professionals under 40 years of age. HR&A congratulates Kaye Matheny as a member of this inaugural group. “This honor again affirms her stature as a leader. Kaye’s values and capacities embody HR&A’s mission and our vision for the future of cities. We value [...]
HR&A works with public, private, and non-profit leaders to address physical, social, and economic resiliency in cities across North America and around the world, with a focus on implementable solutions. HR&A Advisors has been a leader in resiliency planning in the Northeastern United States in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, including partner Jamie Torres Springer’s [...]
Technology has the power to transform our world, and with this challenge, we’re empowering the sharpest minds in tech, design and business to help solve some of the city’s toughest civic challenges. – Mayor Bill de Blasio On Tuesday, September 16th, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Kyle Kimball, President of the New [...]
HR&A Advisors invites Tribeca pedestrians to join us in celebrating vibrant urban public spaces on Friday, September 19th, when we transform three parking spaces into a temporary park as part of PARK(ing) Day 2014! First conceived in 2005 by Rebar, a San Francisco-based art and design studio, PARK(ing) Day challenges people to rethink the way [...]