Urban Development Workshop project, "Hell Square: Contested Space on the Lower East Side (LES)", gets media attention. Client: LES Dwellers Research & Strategies Instructor: Prof. Sigmund Shipp Team: Gretchen Bank, Melissa Giroux, Francisco Sandoval Full press list: Bowery Boogie http://www.boweryboogie.com/2017/06/nightlife-saturation-hell-square-toxic-quality-life-spurs-crime-study-finds/NY Post http://nypost.com/2017/06/07/less-hell-square-is-now-an-alarming-hotbed-for-crime/Curbed https://ny.curbed.com/2017/6/7/15757192/lower-east-side-nightlife-quality-of-life-nycEater https://ny.eater.com/2017/6/7/15757942/les-bars-crime-hell-square-study Gothamist http://gothamist.com/2017/06/07/les_crime_nightlife.php Fox Five News http://www.fox5ny.com/news/239916754-story
Urban Studies Major, Jair Moreira, Accepted in The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Scholars Program
The program prepares academically promising undergraduate students who have an interest in attending graduate school. Eligible students who are accepted to the program attend a six-week summer program and an array of workshops, seminars, and lectures throughout the academic year which will enhance students' technical, writing, and research skills. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) preparation workshops [...]
MUP student Maggie Calmes and Gotham Gazette Reporter Samir Khurshid, ‘Fair Share’ Story Published in Gotham Gazette (Nov. 18 and 21)
MUP student Maggie Calmes and Gotham Gazette Reporter, Samar Khurshid's 'Fair Share' story published in two parts in the Gotham Gazette. Part 1, The City May Soon Have More Formal 'Fair Share'Discussion (November 18, 2016) and Part 2, 'Fair Share' Design Flaws, Flashpoints & Possible Updates (November 21, 2016).
MUP students in Prof. Pablo Vengoechea's Fall 2016 planning studio class, Downtown Commercial Corridors of Staten Island, are covered in NY1 News, "Graduate Students Seek Input on How to Revitalize North Shore", October 19, 2016. The students held a workshop with members of the community to seek input about their project.
Photography by Rashedul Deepon, Master in Urban Planning student, is featured in The NYC Hustle exhibition Strictly New York 3 August 25-27, 2016. For further reading, click here.
MSUPL students Samantha Chiafolo, Dina Amer, Wednesday Moore, and Rashad Dismute were selected as New York State Excelsior Fellows 2016-2017. The fellowship program is an initiative to bring highly talented graduates into government service. Fellows will be working over the next two year on high level policy initiatives at the state level.
Professors John Chin, Sigmund Shipp, Jill Simone Gross, current MS Urban Policy and Leadership Student Caitlin Ho, and ABD Marry Rocco (University of Pennsylvania and Hunter, MUP graduate) just returned from a fantastic Urban Affairs Association Conference in San Diego. They all made our Department shine, while bringing a strong lens to issues of social [...]
The Urban Affairs and Planning Department proudly congratulates Brian Lamberta on becoming a 2015-2016 Urban Fellow. The Urban Fellows Program is sponsored by The City of New York and administered by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS). The program is designed to introduce America's finest college students and graduates to local government and public [...]
Jeremiah Cox, a graduate student in urban planning, is the first - prize winner of the 2015 student paper competition for the Transportation and Planning Division (TPD) of the American Planning Association (APA). The first -prize winner is awarded a $1,000 cash prize. Jeremiah's paper, "The Shrinking, Rural Intercity Bus Network: A Problem of Immobility [...]