Urban Development

Learning From the Dutch After Superstorm Sandy

Henk Ovink, the Netherlands' acting director-general of Spatial Planning and Water Affairs, is now a senior advisor to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and the creative force behind "Rebuild by Design."

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Marisa Wong  |  May 14, 2014 12:38 PM | Comments

On the Lower East Side, near the intersection of the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges, a “Little Free Library” has returned to its place in front of an affordable housing unit called 82 Rutgers Slip.

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Mike Schneider, NJTV News  |  May 7, 2014 11:04 AM | Comments
NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider reports on the replacement of Camden, New Jersey's city police force with a county-wide one and the impact it's had on crime levels.VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  April 30, 2014 12:32 PM | Comments
A report by the Center for an Urban Future highlights New York City's critical infrastructure vulnerabilities.VIDEO
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April 25, 2014 12:48 PM | Comments

A new report by the Center for an Urban Future details the city’s aging infrastructure, a dune-building project in Toms River is projected to move ahead, the Adirondack P-TECH program is trying out a new education model designed to reduce youth unemployment and keep graduates in the region and more.

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March 21, 2014 11:01 AM | Comments
MTA photographer Patrick Cashin on the 2nd Ave. subway, remedies for a slow commute far upstate, The Rockefeller University's Parents & Science initiative teaches about research in childhood health and behavior and a visit to the Digital Atelier.VIDEO
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Christina Romano  |  February 19, 2014 12:28 PM | 1 Comment
Rockefeller Foundation President, Judith Rodin, says bus rapid transit, or BRT, is "absolutely critical for New York." VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  February 12, 2014 1:32 PM | Comments
NYU Professor of Urban Studies and Architecture, Hilary Ballon, discusses the transit hub's past, present, and future.VIDEO
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January 22, 2014 1:13 PM | Comments
This week on MetroFocus: a new approach to mentoring, the Rockefeller Foundation president's serious suggestions for resiliency in New York City, and bringing a workhorse from the Vietnam War back to life.VIDEO
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Kirsti Itameri  |  January 22, 2014 1:13 PM | Comments

President of the Rockefeller Foundation, Judith Rodin, has some serious suggestions for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio to make the city more resilient and ready to withstand another Superstorm Sandy.

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Marisa Wong  |  January 22, 2014 1:10 PM | Comments

Reporter Rick Karr examines a new approach to mentoring that combines face-to-face interaction with weekly emails and four-year long relationships with students.

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