Long Island Index Maps Special Districts and More

he Long Island Index, in collaboration with the Center for Urban Research at the CUNY Graduate Center, launched a new tool on its website ( that for the first time provides public access to maps representing the profusion of special districts that exist within Nassau County’s villages and towns.

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New Mapping Feature Details Impact Risk for Hurricane Irene

he Long Island Index, in collaboration with the CUNY Mapping Service at the Center for Urban Research, CUNY Graduate Center, has developed a new map layer on its website ( that details coastal storm impact zones and areas on Long Island likely to be impacted by Hurricane Irene of different wind strengths (category 1-4).

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Researchers Identify Top Ten Changes to Stimulate Downtown Redevelopment

The Long Island Index 2011 report, Getting It Done: Aligning Long Island’s Development Processes with Sustainable Economic Growth, prepared by the Regional Plan Association (RPA), shows Long Island, like many suburban areas across the country, is grappling with the difficult challenge of maintaining its high quality lifestyle while adapting to new economic, demographic and environmental realities.

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Build a Better Burb Winners Announced

The dream that drove the development of Long Island is no longer viable. The Long Island Index developed the “Build a Better Burb” Ideas Competition for Retrofitting Long Island’s Downtowns to attract bold new ideas to address some of the most important problems facing the region including; loss of young people, low paying jobs and the increasing unaffordability of the region.

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