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Upcoming Event at Roosevelt House: Housing Policy Discussion with HPD experts

Join us on Wednesday, March 30th for a discussion on New York City housing policy with two experts from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). We will discuss the work HPD does to make the city more equitable and affordable, the development of housing policy under the new mayoral administration, and the intricacies [...]

By |2022-03-29T12:58:53-04:00March 29th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Upcoming Event at Roosevelt House: Housing Policy Discussion with HPD experts

UPP Professor Mehdi Heris paper on tree cover data published in the Journal of Remote Sensing

UPP Assistant Professor Mehdi Heris’s recent paper was published in the Journal of Remote Sensing. In this paper, Prof. Heris and his co-authors assessed the accuracy of the Tree Cover layer of the National Land Cover Dataset. Many researchers use this dataset for various purposes, such as understanding how trees mitigate urban heat, improve air [...]

By |2022-04-06T13:35:43-04:00March 6th, 2022|News|Comments Off on UPP Professor Mehdi Heris paper on tree cover data published in the Journal of Remote Sensing

Upcoming Event at Roosevelt House: Xochitl Gonzalez Book Discussion

Roosevelt House at Hunter College is hosting an event with Xochitl Gonzalez, New York Times bestselling author of "Olga Dies Dreaming," in conversation with Yarimar Bonilla, political anthropologist and the Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, on Wednesday, March 9 at 6pm. The event will take place at Roosevelt House [...]

By |2022-02-23T15:27:26-05:00February 23rd, 2022|News|Comments Off on Upcoming Event at Roosevelt House: Xochitl Gonzalez Book Discussion

Applications open for Excelsior Fellowship

We are pleased to announce that the Department of Urban Policy and Planning at Hunter College is now accepting applications for the Excelsior Fellowship program. This is a two-year fellowship program for those who have, or will have, a Master's degree by the end of Spring 2022 (i.e. graduates of the MS Urban Policy and [...]

By |2022-02-21T09:08:04-05:00February 18th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Applications open for Excelsior Fellowship

Prof. Matthew Lasner featured in The Guardian’s The Rent Is Too Damn High series on housing

Prof. Matthew G. Lasner is featured in "All Kinds of Discrimination: Inside the Secretive World of New York Housing Co-ops" (February 8), an article about discrimination in market-rate co-ops in New York City, and the challenges of enforcing fair-housing laws, in The Guardian’s The Rent Is Too Damn High series about housing.

By |2022-02-11T21:37:20-05:00February 11th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Prof. Matthew Lasner featured in The Guardian’s The Rent Is Too Damn High series on housing

Recording of book talk with UPP Professor Lily Pollans

The Graduate Urban Policy and Planning Association (GUPPA) and the Department of Urban Policy and Planning (UPP) hosted a book talk with UPP Professor Lily Pollans last Friday discussing her new book, "Resisting Garbage: The Politics of Waste Management in American Cities." The department hosted the event in person on campus and virtually on Zoom. [...]

By |2022-02-11T20:04:54-05:00February 11th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Recording of book talk with UPP Professor Lily Pollans

Launch Day for Fall 2021 Urban Review

The most recent issue of Urban Review is now online. The theme for this issue was “Pathways Forward,” exploring strategies in planning and policy to address crises facing urban spaces. Take a look at the issue here.  

By |2022-02-04T11:09:11-05:00February 4th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Launch Day for Fall 2021 Urban Review

UPP Chair Joseph Viteritti on the challenges for NYC’s new mayor, Eric Adams

UPP Chair Joseph Viteritti was quoted in a January 23 Gothamist article on "Why Eric Adams Faces a Far More Difficult Test than Previous Mayors in the War on Crime." Professor Viteritti was also interviewed on WNYC's "All Things Considered," (January 27) for a spot on a different aspect of the same Gothamist story regarding Mayor Adams and [...]

By |2022-04-06T13:14:46-04:00January 30th, 2022|News|Comments Off on UPP Chair Joseph Viteritti on the challenges for NYC’s new mayor, Eric Adams

UPP Chair Joseph Viteritti reflected on Mayor Bill de Blasio and discussed incoming Mayor Eric Adams

UPP Chair Joseph Viteritti appeared on NY1  to discuss the upcoming inauguration of Mayor Eric Adams (December 21) and was quoted in a Gothamist article (December 18) on the upcoming inauguration. Professor Viteritti also published a short piece in an "Ask the Experts" exchange for City & State Magazine about how Mayor Bill de Blasio will be [...]

By |2022-02-11T21:23:09-05:00December 22nd, 2021|News|Comments Off on UPP Chair Joseph Viteritti reflected on Mayor Bill de Blasio and discussed incoming Mayor Eric Adams