Professor Nicholas Bloom discussed NYCHA's Blueprint for Change in the Hunts Point Express.
Rachel Albetski (MUP 2018) was quoted in this West Side Rag story about her work at the Street Plans Collaborative.
Professor Nicholas Dagen Bloom provided background and commentary in Gothamist on the revival of social housing concepts in the current mayoral campaign: https://gothamist.com/news/big-idea-dianne-morales-wants-bring-social-housing-nyc
Professor Sigmund Shipp was invited to join the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Presidential Task Force on Anti-Racism. He has accepted the invitation. The committee will convene Spring/Summer 2021.
Prof. Nicholas Bloom convened a discussion of The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee, former president of the think tank Demos and the current chair of Color of Change, the nation's largest online racial justice organization. McGhee charts how racism has been used to generate support for public [...]
Antonio Sieunarine (MUP 2016) was profiled on ABC 7 for his COVID work at the MTA.
The working group coordinated a simple program for the UPP faculty on “Anti-Racist Pedagogy: Course Structure and Classroom Practices.” Professors Jill Gross, Mehdi Heris, and Victoria Johnson made presentations on the ways they have approached setting the tone and creating “brave” space in their classrooms for open, honest dialogue about race, racism, and racial justice. [...]
On behalf of the entire faculty and staff, UPP Chair Joseph Viteritti congratulates Professor Victoria Johnson, who has received a Guggenheim Award to support her work on a book about the Hudson River artist Frederic Church, which she will be taking up while on sabbatical next year. The prestigious Guggenheim is certainly well-deserved. Professor Johnson's [...]
Prof. Sigmund Shipp has joined the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning's (ACSP) Presidential Task Force on Anti-Racism.
In the wake of the Atlanta shootings in March 2021, Professor John Chin was interviewed by Vice and the Washington Post about his study of illicit massage parlors. His study was also cited in articles by Gothamist and the Associated Press (AP). The two AP news articles have been picked up by numerous local and national media outlets.