Image: Long Island Index, 2015

Image: Long Island Index, 2015

HR&A Study Sparks Regional Conversation on the Future of Long Island

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.

Read More · March 24, 2015

Harvard Recognizes White House Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative as a “Bright Idea”

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 [...]

Read More · March 20, 2015

HR&A Launches a New Online Public Engagement Tool

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, [...]

Read More · February 25, 2015

Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station District Plan Engages the Community

HR&A is pleased to announce that on January 12, the Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan project website,, 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.

Read More · January 13, 2015

HR&A Congratulates the MTA and Westfield on the Opening of the New Fulton Center in Lower Manhattan

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.

Read More · November 11, 2014

Jee Mee Kim Joins HR&A as a Principal

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 [...]

Read More · November 10, 2014

HR&A Advisors Principal Kaye Matheny as a 40 Under 40 Winner!

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 [...]

Read More · October 23, 2014

Strategic Planning for Resiliency

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 [...]

Read More · October 7, 2014

Congratulations to the Winners of the NYC BigApps 2014 Competition!

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 [...]

Read More · September 23, 2014

PARK(ing) Day 2014: A Cure for the Common Curb

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 [...]

Read More · September 18, 2014
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