Published: February 2016

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Downtown Rising: How Brooklyn became a model for urban development

Of the many changes that have reshaped New York City during the past fifteen years, few have been as dramatic and as consequential as the emergence of Downtown Brooklyn as a major center of innovation, economic growth, and cultural development. Prepared by the NYU Rudin Center for Transportation, Downtown Rising: How Brooklyn became a model for urban development examines the ongoing transformation of Downtown Brooklyn, why and how it has happened, and its implications for the borough and the city.