focus questions

1.What are the major industries that exist on Long Island?

2. What skills are in demand in the growing economy?

3. How can teens prepare to have better job opportunities in a next generation economy?

4. What can we do to create interesting, high-paying jobs on Long Island?

5. What can young people do to balance the need to get educated, to keep in check their student debt, and to afford to live on their own?  Please provide some creative solutions. 

6. What is the percentage of Long Islanders who spend more than 35% of their income on housing? 

7. What is Smart Growth?  

8. What is mixed-use zoning and how it could benefit economic development?  

9. What is Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)? Why is having public transportation important for economic development? 

10. What non-profit organizations based on Long Island work to advance the causes of alternative housing, better transportation, and economic development? 


LINKS

1. What are the major industries that exist on Long Island?

Bureau of Labor Market Information; Division of Research and Statistics:
https://labor.ny.gov/stats/PDFs/Significant-Industries-Long-Island.pdf

Empire State Development:
http://esd.ny.gov/RegionalOverviews/LongIsland/InsideRegion.html

Office of the State Comptroller:
http://osc.state.ny.us/reports/li_ag_rpt_10_2013.pdf

Long Island Sustainable Wine Growing:
http://www.lisustainablewine.org/sustainable-viticulture.html

Long Islands Contractors’ Association, Inc.:
http://www.licanys.org

Long Island Forum for Technology:
http://www.lift.org

2. What skills are in demand in the growing economy?

Bureau of Labor Statistics:
http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_table_203.htm
http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_table_104.htm

The Wall Street Journal:
http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2016/05/06/it-job-growth-slows-tech-sector-hiring-up/

Big Future by the College Board:
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/explore-careers/careers/industries-with-the-fastest-and-biggest-growth

World Economic Forum:
http://reports.weforum.org/future-of-jobs-2016/employment-trends/
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2015/12/the-19-most-in-demand-jobs-for-2016/

CNN Money:
http://money.cnn.com/2016/05/05/news/economy/job-skills-in-demand/

3. How can teens prepare to have better job opportunities in a next generation economy?

The Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jennifer-kushell/how-to-prepare-young-peop_b_4593076.html

The Atlantic:
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/10/how-to-make-sure-the-next-generation-is-better-off-than-we-are/263579/

4.  What can we do to create interesting, high-paying jobs on Long Island?

5.  What can young people do to balance the need to get educated, to keep in check their student debt, and to afford to live on their own?  Please provide some creative solutions.

6. What is the percentage of Long Islanders who spend more than 35% of their income on housing?

The Rauch Foundation:
http://www.policyarchive.org/handle/10207/bitstreams/95988.pdf

LION (Long Island Organizing Network):
http://www.nyslocalgov.org/pdf/hearings/072407/LION.pdf

The National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University:
http://www.hofstra.edu/pdf/academics/css/ncss_new_cassel_0711.pdf

Long Island Association:
http://www.longislandassociation.org/assets/downloads/LIAFACTBOOK_2012_final.pdf

Long Island Press:
http://archive.longislandpress.com/2012/01/20/study-long-islanders-pay-too-much-for-housing/

“The Truth and the Facts”: Food Inequality on Long Island (Adelphi University):
http://chi.adelphi.edu/files/2013/04/Food-Inequality-Report-2013.pdf

Yes In My Backyard:
http://www.yimbyli.com/what-is-affordable-housing.php

Long Island Community Foundation:
http://www.licf.org/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/Long-Islands-Rental-Housing-Crisis.pdf

The New York-Connecticut Sustainable Communities:
http://www.sustainablenyct.org/docs/Long%20Island%20Affordable%20and%20Fair%20Housing%20Report_051614.pdf

7. What is Smart Growth?

Smart Growth America:
http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/what-is-smart-growth

Smart Growth Network:
http://www.smartgrowth.org/network.php

Vision Long Island:
http://www.visionlongisland.org/vli_mission.htm  

Empire State Future:
http://www.empirestatefuture.org/smart-growth/

United States Environmental Protection Agency:
http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/about_sg.htm

Sustainable Connections:
http://sustainableconnections.org/greenbuilding/sg

Natural Resource Defense Council:
http://www.nrdc.org/smartgrowth/  

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation:
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/45970.html

 

8. What is mixed-use zoning and how it could benefit economic development?

Livable
http://www.aging.ny.gov/livableny/resourcemanual/planningzoninganddevelopment/ii2g.pdf

Metropolitan Area Planning Council:
http://www.mapc.org/sites/default/files/Mixed_Use_Planners_Toolkit.pdf

Useful Community Development:
http://www.useful-community-development.org/mixed-use-development.html

Real Estate Issues:
http://www.cre.org/memberdata/pdfs/Mixed-Use_Development.pdf

Smart Growth Network:
http://www.smartgrowth.org/principles/mix_land.php

American Planning Association:
https://www.planning.org/pas/quicknotes/pdf/QN6.pdf

 

9. What is Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)?

Transit-Oriented Development:
http://www.transitorienteddevelopment.org

Reconnecting America:
http://reconnectingamerica.org/what-we-do/what-is-tod/

The Center for Neighborhood Technology:
http://www.cnt.org/tcd/projects/ctod/

Victoria Transport Policy Institute:
http://www.vtpi.org/tdm/tdm45.htm

National Development Council:
http://nationaldevelopmentcouncil.org/blog/?p=1511

CIBS - Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island:
http://www.cibs-li.org/news/241-transportation-and-real-estate

Empire State Future:
http://www.empirestatefuture.org/geography/state/tod-line-winter-2013-edition-barclays-center-yonkers-long-island-and-more/

Sustainable Long Island:
http://sustainableli.org/2012/05/eye-on-the-island-redeveloping-li-anton-community-newspapers/

Ronkonkoma Hub Transit-Oriented Planning Study: Town of Brookhaven:
http://www.brookhaven.org/Portals/0/Documents/Planning/Hamlet%20and%20Vision/2009%20RONKONKOMA%20HUB%20TRANSIT-ORIENTED%20PLANNING%20STUDY.pdf

CTOD (Center for Transit-Oriented Development):
http://www.ctod.org

United States Department of Transportation:
http://www.fta.dot.gov/12347_6932.html

 Why is having public transportation important for economic development?

The Rauch Foundation - How the Long Island Rail Road Could Shape the Next Economy:
http://www.rauchfoundation.org/files/9913/5818/7008/How_the_LIRR_Could_Shape_the_Next_Economy.pdf

Eastern Long Island (New York State) Intermodal Transit Oriented Development Project:
https://www.dot.ny.gov/recovery/sponsors/tiger/repository/Riverhead%20Application.pdf

American Public Transportation Association:
http://www.apta.com/gap/policyresearch/Documents/facts_economic_09.pdf
http://www.apta.com/resources/reportsandpublications/Documents/twenty_first_century.pdf
http://www.apta.com/resources/reportsandpublications/Documents/economic_impact_of_public_transportation_investment.pdf

Public Transportation:

http://www.publictransportation.org/benefits/Pages/default.aspx http://www.publictransportation.org/community/media/coverage/print/Pages/SampleOpEdEconomic.aspx

Smart Growth America:
http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/issues/transportation/

Transportation and Economic Development (Hofstra University):
http://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans/eng/ch7en/conc7en/ch7c1en.html

National Association for State Community Services Programs:
http://www.nascsp.org/data/files/csbg_publications/issue_briefs/issuebrief-benefitsofruralpublictransportation.pdf

Long Island Index:
https://lii-production.s3.amazonaws.com/cms-uploads/presses/99/Third_Track_Press_Release.pdf

The New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/10/us/use-of-public-transit-in-us-reaches-highest-level-since-1956-advocates-report.html

The Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nancy-rauch-douzinas/long-islands-future-prosp_b_2633708.html

10. What non-profit organizations based on Long Island work to advance the causes of alternative housing, better transportation, and economic development?

Vision Long Island:
http://www.visionlongisland.org/vli_mission.htm

Long Island Forum for Technology:
http://www.lift.org/mission.php

Sustainable Long Island:
http://sustainableli.org/who-we-are/our-mission/

Action Long Island:
http://actionlongisland.org/about-ali/

Long Island Bus Riders Union:
http://www.longislandbusridersunion.org/p/about-us.html

Options for Community Living, Inc.:
http://optionscl.org

Long Island Housing Partnership, Inc.:
http://www.lihp.org/mission.html

Long Island Progressive Coalition:
http://lipc.org/who-is-lipc-long-island/

Long Island Housing Services, Inc.:
http://www.lifairhousing.org