Annually, NYU's Urban Initiative holds an Urban Research Day wherein faculty come together to make short presentations and discuss their most recent urban research in groups. This year, we move the convening to an online space: faculty researchers grouped by categories have shared short video clips about their research and the impact it has. Their fellow group members have commented and we now share all the research with the larger community.


Browse through presentation abstracts and videos by NYU faculty on their urban research.

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Research Posters

Urban Research Day included a poster session presented by NYU doctoral students. Explore some of our 2019 research posters below.

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An Investigation into Special Education Placements by Label Using Federal Data (PDF)

Evan M. Johnston
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

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Is There an Association of Processing Level and Diet Quality of the US Grocery Cart? (PDF)

Filippa Juul, Jacqueline Litvak, Andrea Deierlein, and Niyati Parekh
College of Global Public Health

Bárbara dos Santos Simões
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Minas Gerais, Brasil

Euridice Martinez-Steel
Universidade de São Paulo

Maya Vadiveloo
University of Rhode Island

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Bounded Jazz: Reimagining Identity, Access and Performance in an Afterschool Classroom (PDF)

Noor Jones-Bey
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

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Baseline Method: Full Waveform LiDAR to Discrete Return LiDAR (PDF)

Nick Feng, Ivan Selesnick, and Debra Laefer
Tandon School of Engineering

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Young Guerilla Filmmakers: Enhancing Learning Through Community Centric Practices (PDF)

Hui-Ling S. Malone
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development