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.

2014-15 Studios: Studio pages from the 2014-2015 academic year will be posted soon! Read a brief summary of the four studios from last year.
Hunter-Urban_El-Barrio-Verde_1a
STUDIO | 2015-2016
Our proposal for an Eco-District tailored specifically to East Harlem that considers the neighborhood’s complex social and economic conditions.
Hunter-Urban_Connecting-the-Points_Hunts-Point_1
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.
Hunter-Urban_Safer-Queens-Boulevard_1
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.
UAP_At-Home-In-Brownsville_1b
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
HunterUrban_Queens-Tech-Rendering
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.
HunterUrban_Living-Rockaways_1b
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.
UAP_Greening the Gap_1b
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.
HunterUrban_Vision-Port-Richmond_1b
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.
HunterUrban_NJ Edge_1b
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.
HunterUrban_Green Spaces Blue Gowanus_1a
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.
Hunter-Urban_Where-will-New-Yorkers-Live_1a
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.