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Urban Studies Mentorships

1-on-1 learning and original research projects customized around students’ interests

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Urban Studies encompasses the study of many facets of cities, including historical development, architecture, design, and future planning.  In this transdisciplinary field, specific areas of particular interest to different students - such as affordable housing, the environment, or transportation - can be explored in detail in each unique mentorship.  Final projects in urban studies mentorships often involve writing policy proposals or research papers with the potential to make powerful suggestions for future decision makers.

Urban Studies


Brochure consisting of NYC map overlaying library locations with pertinent data and actionable recommendations.

Analysis of union vs. non-union construction outcomes in the private sector with recommendations for the public sector

Policy brief with innovative recommendations for increased access to affordable housing for the workforce in NYC

Research paper analyzing the CityWalk Bishop Ranch development in San Ramon, exploring whether the planning process adequately took into account the needs of service and hospitality workers commuting to the city.