UPSA is pleased to announce the second installment of In the Field, a four-part series where current students share their field experiences in urban planning and policy throughout the United States and around the world. In the Field is a chance to explore complex urban challenges, unique personal experiences, and innovative approaches through the lens of fellow Wagner planners.
‘In the Field’ – Part II will feature:
Justin Kreamer (MUP ’13) | Revitalizing East New York
How can city and community stakeholders support existing businesses and manufacturing industries in a struggling industrial area? What economic strategies could work in revitalizing a community with one of the city’s highest levels of poverty and unemployment? Justin Kreamer (MUP ’13) is working with the Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (CHLDC) in East New York as the recipient of the New York City Community Development Fellowship, and will present his work on the local light and manufacturing industries to help CHLDC identify ways to strengthen the area’s fragile business environment, attract new investments, and ultimately increase the supply of living wage jobs to the community.
Nolan Levenson (MUP ’14) | Monitoring New York’s Transit Systems in the Wake of Superstorm Sandy
Carson Qing (MUP ’13)
Melinda Hanson (MUP ’14)
In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, New York City faced unique transportation challenges. With traffic gridlock, no subways, and thousands of bicycle and pedestrian commuters, Nolan Levenson (MUP ’14) and the team at the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management sought out to study the measures taken by public agencies in preparation for the storm, how the Hurricane impacted the city’s transportation systems, the response of public agencies to the storm, and how people coped with these challenges. Nolan and the Rudin researchers examined policy documents and news media, measured traffic levels and made observations, created a timeline of events, and conducted a survey of commuters in order to better understand the impacts of the storm, how the government responded, and what measures public agencies might take in the future.
Wine and snacks will be provided.
‘In the Field’ Student Experience Series – Part II
When: Friday, November 30th from 4pm to 5:30pmWhere: Mulberry Conference Room (3rd Floor of Puck Building)RSVP Requested: RSVP here