The Pratt Center for Community Development was featured in a MIT Community Innovators Lab (CoLab) Radio blog post on urban manufacturing. Adam Friedman, Director, Pratt Center, was quoted on urban manufacturing and how it is made more effective by research, funding, and on-the-job training as well as on the Center's collaboration with SFMade, a non-profit that supports manufacturing companies located in San Francisco, on a national urban manufacturing alliance called The Urban Manufacturing Alliance.

The Pratt Center for Community Development leverages professional skills–especially planning, architecture, and public policy–to support community-based organizations in their efforts to improve neighborhood quality of life, attack the causes of poverty and inequality, and advance sustainable development.