Peterson Rich Office and Regional Plan Association return with design recommendations for improving NYCHA properties
Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary design studio Peterson Rich Office (PRO) and nonprofit civic organization the Regional Plan Association (RPA) have released a new 18-page report detailing design strategies and scalable solutions meant to boost the well-being of the roughly 600,000 New Yorkers living in deteriorating New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)-owned and -operated developments. In total, NYCHA, the largest housing authority in the United States, acts as landlord for roughly 8 percent of all New Yorkers.
PRO was selected by the RPA to lead research and design work for the report last June as part of the organization’s inaugural J.M Kaplan Chairs for Urban Design fellowship, which expressly focuses on generating new and innovative design solutions that could be implemented at critically underfunded public housing campuses across all five boroughs. As envisioned in the initiative, funds to implement such strategies would come from a mix of (dwindling) federal, state, and local sources
- Lowe’s just posted a 34.2% jump in year over year comparable sales in its second quarter.
- Executives said on Wednesday’s earnings call that the company’s strong performance has been driven by a surge of consumers that are increasingly “focused on the home.”
- Lowe’s also saw a 135% increase in year-over-year sales on its website, which has recently been revamped.
- “We are looking forward to building on this momentum on the back half of 2020 and for years to come,” CEO Marvin Ellison said on the call.
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Consumers are continuing to flock to Lowe’s for paint, interior decor, and lighting fixtures during the coronavirus pandemic, leading to bombshell quarterly earnings results for the home improvement retailer.
The North Carolina-based company reported total sales of $27.3 billion and net profits of $2.8 billion in the second quarter. Comparable sales were up 34.2% system-wide from last