Before graduating, every planning student must participate in a two-semester studio course intended to apply skills learned in the classroom to the real world. Under the guidance of a project coordinator, student teams undertake a community-based project employing all of the same policy-driven research and development methods they will soon be expected to perform as professionals. It is the culmination of everything they have learned at Hunter. Read a brief summary of the 2014-2015 Studios.

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 STUDIO | 2015-2016 
Working to elevate LGBTQ safety in public spaces through formal and informal actions, engaging all levels of government, facilitating coalition building, launching advocacy campaigns, and proposing design interventions.
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 STUDIO | 2015-2016 
A suite of strategies that builds on Brownsville’s existing assets to improve public health outcomes in the short, medium and long-term for all residents
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 STUDIO | 2015-2016 
Our proposal for an Eco-District tailored specifically to East Harlem that considers the neighborhood’s complex social and economic conditions.
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 STUDIO | 2014-2015 
Connecting the Point(s) — a community driven plan for the Hunts Point neighborhood — is the final outcome of a year-long planning process that has resulted in actionable recommendations to positively impact the community in the near future.
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 STUDIO | 2014-2015 
Queens Boulevard has been a thoroughfare long enough. We think it’s time it became a destination. The measures we propose to design a better street are also ways to design more inviting neighborhoods.
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 STUDIO | 2013-2014 
At Home in Brownsville re-envisions public housing as an asset for residents and the surrounding communities in one of the city's most disadvantaged communities
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 STUDIO | 2013-2014 
Queens Tech Studio has created a comprehensive plan to foster tech growth in western Queens. They examined existing conditions and consulted key stakeholders to develop their recommendations.
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 STUDIO | 2013-2014 
Working with the idea that documentary media can act as a powerful planning tool, the Living Rockaways studio partnered with the Integrated Media Arts Program to produce three short films that local activists can use to inspire discussion and action in the Rockaways.
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 STUDIO | 2012-2013 
Working with a local environmental nonprofit, studio participants created a community-based green infrastructure and waterfront access plan for the Manhattan neighborhood of East Harlem.
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 STUDIO | 2012-2013 
This studio created a comprehensive vision for Port Richmond, Staten Island, which lays out a set of goals and recommendations for short- and long-term improvements in the community.
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 STUDIO | 2012-2013 
Bridging Jersey City & Hoboken through the Revitalization of the Lackawanna Center. The studio’s client seeks to increase occupancy in the Lackawanna Center by repositioning the building as the focal point of the surrounding community.
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 STUDIO | 2012-2013 
Blue Gowanus researched the potential for private residential lots to capture stormwater and reduce Combined Sewer Overflow events in the toxic Gowanus Canal.
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 STUDIO | 2011-2012 
With an additional one million residents projected by 2030, this studio tackles housing policy and makes innovative recommendations at how NYC might attack the issue.