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The 2016 Henry Hart Rice Urban Policy Forum took place on April 27, featuring Thomas Sugrue, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History at the NYU College of Arts and Science. Sugrue spoke about the history of crisis and bankruptcy in Detroit, a city that has garnered recent attention. As an urban historian, Detroit native, and author of the prize-winning book The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit, Sugrue discussed Detroit’s struggles, the limited impact of

The final installment of the spring 2016 “Debates of the Century @NYU Wagner” series was a marquee event held on April 26 at the TimesCenter featuring former NSA analyst and whistleblower Edward Snowden (via live video feed from Moscow) and CNN’s Fareed Zakaria. The two debated whether “Government should have lawful access to any encrypted message or device.”

Barton Gellman, critically-acclaimed author and journalist, moderated the debate between Zakaria, who was for the motion, and Snowden, who was against. Hosted jointly by NYU Wagner and The

This month, recent NYU Wagner graduate Nupur Chaudhury (MUP, 2009) has co-authored two pieces for the American Journal of Public Health. The first, "Keep the Whole City in Mind," is an essay (written with Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove) exploring the impact of “place-based” health initiatives at the neighborhood level. The second piece is a documentation of work she's conducted in the

Mitchell L. Moss, Professor of Urban Planning & Policy at NYU Wagner and Director of the school's Rudin Center for Transportation, has written a new op-ed describing Downtown Brooklyn's dramatic emergence as "the new model of urban redevelopment."

"In fact," writes Professor Moss in The New York Observer (March 29), "Brooklyn has emerged as a global brand, a symbol of urban creativity—whether in cuisine, poetry, innovative start-ups, or fashion. Brooklyn is now the destination for young, smart and pioneering kids who once flocked to