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Marisol Otero-Morales awarded the 2022 Hunter HEO Employee Service Recognition Award

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 [...]

By |2022-10-17T10:53:14-04:00October 14th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Marisol Otero-Morales awarded the 2022 Hunter HEO Employee Service Recognition Award

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 [...]

By |2022-10-17T12:25:28-04:00October 7th, 2022|News|Comments Off on UPP Prof. Jill Gross was a panelist at the Brookings Institution in DC to discuss an article she published in a new Brookings book

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 [...]

By |2022-10-17T12:14:25-04:00September 30th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Associate Prof. Laura Wolf-Powers presented a paper on civic mobilization and public land at Rutgers University

Prof. Heris’s project to develop an urban heat mitigation portal for the NYC Region gets $250K in funding from NASA

  Assistant professor Mehdi P. Heris’s project to develop an urban heat mitigation portal for the New York City region has been funded by a $250,000 grant from NASA. This project is part of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate focused on Equity and Environmental Justice. Other co-investigators in this project are Peter Marcotullio and Andrew Reinmann from [...]

By |2022-10-17T12:18:31-04:00August 26th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Prof. Heris’s project to develop an urban heat mitigation portal for the NYC Region gets $250K in funding from NASA

The Urban Review is excited to announce the release of its latest issue, Spring 2022: Edges!

This issue offers unique insights to unite city dwellers and improve the quality of urban living. Rethinking the significance and function of edges in the urban environment, the pieces in the issue cover topics including the benefits of green infrastructure, the polarity of public restroom access, first and last mile transit options, and challenging the [...]

By |2022-07-11T17:11:14-04:00July 11th, 2022|News|Comments Off on The Urban Review is excited to announce the release of its latest issue, Spring 2022: Edges!

UPP Chair Quoted in New York Politico

UPP Chair Joseph Viteritti was quoted in the New York Politico article "Clash of the New York titans: Tensions rise between onetime allies Adams and de Blasio," June 15, 2022.

By |2022-07-11T16:55:19-04:00July 11th, 2022|News|Comments Off on UPP Chair Quoted in New York Politico