Urban Studies posted by Xiangming Chen

Urban Studies–Maturing through Growth

As the incoming Director of Urban Studies this semester, I begin by thanking Professor Yipeng Shen of LACS for his excellent service as the Interim Director of URST for the last three semesters. While contributing his valuable outsider perspectives and insights to URST, this temporary role has turned him into much more of an urbanist than when he took on his interim responsibility and a closely affiliated faculty of the program. I welcome Terry Romero back to her familiar role as the URST’s Administrative Assistant, which she performed admirably for a few years previously.

From the CUGS Director posted by Garth Myers

Global Cities, the Pandemic, and CUGS

We have arrived at the point of Spring 2021 when those classes that are “in-person” have started. For the first time in 4 months, we have students on campus. A few faculty and staff are here too. On my twice-weekly visits to campus, which I have been doing since November, it is now finally the case that I see other human beings, but it is still a strange thing to see many nearly empty spaces. Extrapolating outward from Vernon Street, as we frequently do here at CUGS, it is hard not to miss what a year of pandemic closures and restrictions have done and are continuing to do to Hartford, and to cities around the world.

Urban Planning Graduate Certificate posted by Gabby Nelson

Urban Planning Grad Student Feature: Daniel Kane

This feature of Daniel Kane M'20 is our first feature of an urban planning graduate student. The first cohort of the graduate certificate in urban planning finished the program in December 2020. Despite its newness, the program has attracted a strong initial cohort, with several more students finishing the program in May 2021.

Urban Planning Graduate Certificate posted by Prof. Sean Fitzpatrick

The Public Policy Practicum: Trinity Grad Students in the Policy Arena

Last November, Gabby Nelson, Assistant Director of Urban Engaged Learning and a student in Trinity’s graduate programs in Public Policy and Urban Planning, presented her original research on the impact of Community Development Corporations (“CDCs”) in Connecticut neighborhoods at Tipping Point 2020, a national conference on affordable housing hosted by the Partnership for Strong Communities.

Urban Studies posted by Gabby Nelson

Remote Urban Studies Courses Prioritize Engaged Learning

While some urban studies courses were in-person this semester, including those taught by Garth Myers and David Lukens, others took place in a remote format. Professors Jonathan Elukin, Laura Delgado, ...