focus questions

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

1.(b) What are the industry sectors on Long Island where employment is currently growing and what are the industry sectors where employment is declining?  

2.(a) What is the percentage of Long Islanders who spend more than 35% of their income on housing? 

2.(b) How does this percentage number compare to other suburban areas near New York City? 

3.(a) What is Smart Growth?  

3.(b) What is mixed-use zoning and how it could benefit economic development?  

4.(a) What is Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)? 

4.(b) Why is having public transportation important for economic development? 

5. How can we improve transporting people in our region?

6. What could be done to stimulate economic growth on Long Island? 

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

8. What kind of housing and transportation projects would make it more attractive to live on Long Island? What kind of economic development would help to ensure that young people can have an economic future on Long Island?

9. What can we do to help young people realize their creative and working potential in the suburbs?


LINKS

1. (a) 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

 

1. (b) What are the industry sectors on Long Island where employment is currently growing and what are the industry sectors where employment is declining?

Department of Labor:
http://labor.ny.gov/stats/
http://labor.ny.gov/stats/lon/index.shtm

The Wall Street Journal:
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887324082604578487262418389512

Long Island Index:
http://www.longislandindex.org/explore/4f1d9535-d278-4cc1-86f6-f4c0c5ef30ba

Hofstra University:
http://www.hofstra.edu/pdf/academics/colleges/hclas/cld/cld-rlr-sp13-jobquantity-defreitas.pdf

Department of Labor:
http://labor.ny.gov/stats/LSLAUS.shtm

Bureau of Labor Statistics:
http://www.bls.gov/news.release/laus.nr0.htm
http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

 

2. (a) 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

 

2. (b) How does this percentage number compare to other suburban areas near New York City?

National Low Income Housing Coalition:
http://nlihc.org/sites/default/files/oor/2012-OOR.pdf

Bureau of Labor Statistics:
http://www.bls.gov/ro2/ce9805.pdf

A Three-County Regional Housing Needs Assessment (Dutchess County):
http://www.co.dutchess.ny.us/CountyGov/Departments/Planning/tcrhassessment.pdf

The New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/03/nyregion/03census.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

United States Census Bureau:
http://www.census.gov/housing/census/publications/who-can-afford.pdf

The Frederick News-Post:
http://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/economy_and_business/business_topics/real_estate/article_4307652f-2c1e-5839-a44c-1f74dfccdf7e.html

The National Association of Realtors:
http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2013/02/19/half-all-renters-spend-30-or-more-income-housing

Go Local:
http://www.golocalprov.com/news/half-of-ri-renters-spend-over-30-of-income-on-rent/

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago:
http://www.chapinhall.org/research/inside/185-million-us-households-pay-more-half-their-income-housing-reducing-money-availabl

 

3. (a) 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

 

3. (b) 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

 

4. (a) 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

 

4. (b) 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

 

5. How can we improve transporting people in our region?

Connect Long Island:
http://ny-babylon.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/393

Department of Transportation:
https://www.dot.ny.gov/programs/stip
https://www.dot.ny.gov/programs/stip/files/R10.pdf

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo:
http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/06272013grant-program-support-cleaner-greener-plans-long-island

Metropolitan Transit Authority:
http://web.mta.info/capital/index.php

Five Town Rural Transit, Inc.
http://www.eastendshuttle.org/WhyPublicTransit.pdf

New York Metropolitan Transportation Council:
http://www.nymtc.org

Car Free Day Long Island:
http://carfreedayli.com

Long Island Business News:
http://libn.com/2012/06/26/bellone-plans-north-south-transit-connections/

Transit Solutions:
http://transitsolutions.org

Suffolk Bicycle Riders Association:
http://www.bicyclelongisland.org/sbrafram.htm

National Bus Rapid Transit Institute:
http://www.nbrti.org

Action Long Island:
http://actionlongisland.org

 

6. What could be done to stimulate economic growth on Long Island?

Long Island Regional Planning Council:
http://www.lirpc.org/3.2010-12-02_LI2035StrategiesReport.pdf

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo:
http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/07272011LongIslandRegionalEconomicDevelopmentCouncil

Long Island Association:
http://www.longislandassociation.org/lia-priorities.cfm

Long Island Index:
https://lii-production.s3.amazonaws.com/cms-uploads/presses/91/Long_Island_Index_2013_Press_Release.pdf

Long Island’s Future Economy:
http://www.hempsteadworks.com/PDF/LongIslandsFutureEconomy2.pdf

Arts & the Economy: Using Arts and Culture to Stimulate State Economic Development (NGA Center for Best Practices): http://www.nga.org/files/live/sites/NGA/files/pdf/0901ARTSANDECONOMY.PDF

 

7. 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

 

8. What kind of housing and transportation projects would make it more attractive to live on Long Island? What kind of economic development would help to ensure that young people can have an economic future on Long Island?

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

Destination Long Island:
http://destinationli.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Destination-LI-Survey-Report.pdf

Newsday:
http://www.newsday.com/classifieds/real-estate/li-needs-more-walkable-urban-spaces-expert-1.5525918

Long Island Press:
http://www.longislandpress.com/2013/06/20/long-island-brain-drain-targeted-by-planners-developers/#section-menu-mobile

Long Island:
http://www.longisland.com/news/01-13-14/patchogue-2014-nows-the-time-for-change.html

CBS:
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/06/20/experts-long-island-needs-to-step-up-to-keep-its-youth

Long Island Business News:
http://libn.com/youngisland/2014/06/09/survey-says-were-out/

Build a Better Burb:
http://buildabetterburb.org

LongIsland.com:
http://www.longisland.com/chambers-of-commerce/

27 East:
http://www.27east.com/news/article.cfm/East-End/59007/As-Housing-Prices-Rise-Younger-People-Take-Off

New York Regional Council:
http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2013/HI-RESFINALLIEconomyBookPRINT.pdf

 

9. What can we do to help young people realize their creative and working potential in the suburbs?