"Between the program's flexibility towards my professional interests and easy access to highly knowledgeable faculty, I was able to expand my scholarship beyond my initial expectations."
"Getting a degree from Hunter not only allowed me to learn more about planning in New York City, but also equipped me with the skills to equitably and sustainably create places for all."
"Hunter’s Master of Urban Planning program provided me with the tools I needed to change careers. The curriculum exposed me to a wide range of planning topics that enabled me to develop my interests..."
"Earning an M.S. in Urban Policy and Leadership bridged a gap between my interest in promoting inclusive neighborhood development and my technical knowledge..."
"It was really important for me to attend an Urban Planning program that really focused on advocacy. You can’t build cities without advocacy and equity in mind, otherwise you’re just building profit through exploitation."
"One of the most valuable lessons I learned from Hunter UPP was to understand and accept paradox in my work. Often times there are conflicting realities that coexist and cannot be ignored..."
Her experience at Hunter provided in depth knowledge of planning policy and history, research and analysis skills, and helped to instill inclusivity and equity as guiding principles in her work as a planner.
UPP’s Academic Program Coordinator, Marisol Otero-Morales, has been awarded the 2022 Hunter HEO Employee Service Recognition Award. Marisol joined the Hunter College community 25 years ago as a CUNY Office Assistant in the Department of Political Science, where she worked for 10 years. After earning her bachelor's degree, Marisol briefly left Hunter in 2007 to [...]
UPP Prof. Jill Gross was a panelist at the Brookings Institution in DC to discuss an article she published in a new Brookings book
Brookings Metro celebrated the release of a new book from the Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking, “Hyperlocal: Place Governance in a Fragmented World.” Prof. Jill Gross, a contributor to the book, was invited to join a panel discussion exploring the opportunities and tensions associated with place governance, and the ways in which organizations can give [...]
Associate Prof. Laura Wolf-Powers presented a paper on civic mobilization and public land at Rutgers University
Associate Prof. Laura Wolf-Powers presented a paper titled "Civic mobilization and public land in West Philadelphia’s Mantua neighborhood 2013-2022" at an Urban Studies Foundation-sponsored conference at Rutgers University on September 22. The conference was titled Negotiating Social Futures: The Politics of Land Development and Value Capture During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic. Prof Wolf-Powers also attended a convening, "Land Value Capture in [...]