Urban Policy Lab Projects

Real-World, Client-Based Projects

Urban Policy Lab | Spring 2018 Projects

Each spring, teams of students in our Urban Policy Lab advise clients in government and the nonprofit sector on pressing policy and management issues. Working under the supervision of a faculty supervisor, students research the issue, identify possible solutions, and analyze them. The students present their recommendations to the client in a formal briefing and afterward submit a written report incorporating client feedback. This spring, our student teams worked with these clients on policy issues confronting them. 

Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development | Supporting Immigrant Businesses

Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation/Better Bike Share Coalition | Improving Bike infrastructure in Central Brooklyn

Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation | Food Services and Workforce Development

Green Thumb | Food Production and Community Gardens

Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice | Legal Services and Domestic Violence

Nature Conservancy of New York State, Inc. | Tree Stewardship on Private Property

New York City Council Member Ritchie Torres | Internet of Things, Privacy & Cyber Security

New York Immigration Coalition | Rethinking Membership Options

NYC Administration for Children’s Services  | Opioids and Child Welfare

NYC Dept. of Education, Office of Community Schools | Improving Retention of Community School Directors

NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection | How to Reduce Improper Disposal of Sanitary Wipes?

NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation & Development | Improving Housing Voucher Effectiveness