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 [...]
Professor Nicholas Bloom published a new editorial on rethinking retail space in NYC: https://www.gothamgazette.com/130-opinion/11573-reuse-vacant-retail-better-nyc-neighborhoods
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 [...]
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 [...]
Prof. Wolf-Powers’ Commentary on property taxation reform is published in Law & Political Economy Blog
Associate Professor Laura Wolf-Powers published a commentary about property taxation reform in the Law & Political Economy Blog's Symposium on the De-Commodification of Urban Property.
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.
MUP alum Lucy Block (2017) recently appeared on BronxNet TV to discuss her organization's 2022 Housing Risk Chart, which helps the public determine where to direct resources to stabilize communities.