Panelists at 2018 Urban Research Day

On Tuesday, March 20, NYU hosted its second annual Faculty Urban Research Day, drawing more than 75 faculty presenters, scholars, doctoral students, and notable speakers to share their urban research and foster scholarly collaboration. Attendees represented 17 schools and departments from across NYU.

New additions to this year's program included a keynote by Stephanie Miner, former Mayor of Syracuse, and a panel discussion among Polly Trottenberg, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Transportation; Vincent Southerland, Executive Director of the NYU Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law; and Meghan Houghton of the National Science Foundation. In addition, NYU doctoral students participated in a poster session during the event to highlight their urban research.

Faculty gave brief presentations on their recent research on topics including health, education, community development, infrastructure, data and technology, sustainability, and more. Presentation titles included: "Evidence-based Approaches to Urban Densification"; "Do Housing Vouchers Improve Academic Performance"; "Political Polarization and Public Space in Venezuela"; "Protecting Water Equality and Public Health through Wastewater Treatment"; and "Homelessness and the Emergency Department."

NYU doctoral students’ poster topics included: "Variation in Walkability and its Relationship to Demographic Factors in NYC"; "A First Look at the Similarity of High School Choices in NYC"; "Big Data Applications in Transportation"; and "The Effect of Urban Concentration on Democratization"; among others.

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