The Master Plan: Happy Halloween!


Welcome to the Master Plan. Happy Halloween and thank you for all those that attended our happy hour. You’ve told us you want more skills workshops, and we listened. We’re delighted to present UPSA’s  inaugural skills workshop with David Parish of NYC’s Department of City Planning on Saturday, Nov. 16th — please mark your calendar!

UPSA Mentorship Program

We are launching our annual mentorship program connecting First Year students to a Second Year mentor to answer questions, provide advice, and expand your network. If you are interested in participating in the program, please fill out this short survey. DEADLINE 10/31

ESRI Business Analyst Online

Esri Business Analyst is a complete system for analyzing data to reveal insights and patterns relating to economic development. You can perform deep analysis of demographic and consumer data and combine it with your own data to gain greater understanding of your customers, competition, market, and trends. If you are interested in receiving access to the database, please fill out this survey. (NYU-community only)

This Week

Emerging Women Leaders Webinars: Take Charge of Your Career Trajectory

The Rudin Center & Women’s Transportation Seminar

Guest speakers: Donnell Green, Global Head of Talent Management, BlackRock and Caroline Simard, PhD, Associate Director, Diversity and Leadership, Stanford School of Medicine.

When: Tuesday, Oct. 29th, 1-2pm
Where: Mulberry Conference Room, Puck Building
RSVP via Email to

The Happy City: Book Launch Party

One of the Lab Team members from the BMW Guggenheim Lab has finished his book, Happy City, and the Guggenheim is hosting his book launch at the retrospective exhibit about the Lab.  The event will be more than just a book launch and will include social experiments to get people to think about their experience in the urban environment.  They are also looking for volunteers — if you’re interested please contact FREE for students (cash bar).

When: Saturday, Nov. 2nd, 8:30pm
Where: Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Ave.


Lecture with Richard Froehlich (HPD)

Please join the Real Estate and Urban Policy Forum, the Stern Real Estate Club, and the JD/MBA Association as we host Richard Froehlich. Mr. Froehlich is the Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the New York City Housing Development Corporation and all of its subsidiaries. HDC is a New York public benefit corporation dedicated to financing affordable housing in New York City.  Mr. Froehlich directs the Corporation’s legal department as well as its bond and finance activities. Rich has been the main coordinator of HDC’s award-winning preservation efforts that have led to the continued affordability of approximately 60,000 units of low and middle income housing in New York City.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 5th, 12:15-1:50pm
Where: Furman Hall, Classroom 334

Moving New York City Forward in 2014 and Beyond

Toward a 21st Century City for All

In January 2014, New York will have its first new Mayor in a dozen years, who will have an opportunity to address NYC’s growing inequality while making sure the city is governed effectively and inclusively. We invite all those who are concerned with issues of urban inequality and how policy might move us toward less of it.

When: Monday, Nov. 11th, 9-5pm
Where: The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 5th Avenue at 34th St., Proshansky Auditorium
RSVP here.

Learning from America’s Mistakes: Moscow and Abu Dhabi Defining the Great 21st Century Metropolis

University Transportation Research Center

Moscow and Abu Dhabi are two rapidly growing and gentrifying global capitals, striving to take their place on the world stage. Like many developing cities, they’ve experimented with crass, Las Vegas-style development schemes, seeking the urban vision they’ve seen on American TV shows. Increasingly, they’ve been horrified by the result. Abu Dhabi, with a tenth of the world’s petroleum reserves, has learned from the mistakes of its better-known neighbor, Dubai, as well as those of American cities. It is now using its wealth to impose more sophisticated design, transport and sustainability requirements than most any US city. Now Moscow is starting to catch up, with new efforts to repair the urban realm of the historic city, and plan more walkable, livable communities at its burgeoning edges. Come hear what Moscow and Abu Dhabi have learned from our mistakes, and what New York might learn from their recent successes.

When: Friday, Nov. 15th, 10-12pm
Where: SUNY Global Center, 116 E. 55th St. btw Park & Lex
RSVP here.

UPSA Inaugural Skills Workshop: Project Management with David Parish (DCP)

You’ve told us you want more skills workshops, and we listened. Join us for our inaugural skills workshop with David Parish of NYC’s Department of City Planning. David will present to us on the essential skills needed for Project Management. This is an important and perhaps underutilized skill that would greatly benefit all of us as we prepare to move forward in our careers. Join us for the workshop on Saturday, November 16th.

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