Nolan Levenson is a Master of Urban Planning Candidate (2014) at NYU Wagner, with a Environment, Infrastructure, and Transportation specialization. After working as a Community Liaison on the Purple Line Light Rail project in Maryland, Nolan has returned home to New York City. Before moving to Baltimore, he attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota where he majored in Geography and Urban Studies. While at Macalester, he had the opportunity to study abroad in Ecuador, and learn extensively about Bus Rapid Transit and pedestrian safety in Quito. He is particularly interested in equitable public transit development and has had multiple jobs and internships related to community engagement and transit projects. He is also interested in pedestrian and bicycle planning, transit-oriented development, and geographic analysis.
Carson Qing is currently a Master's of Urban Planning candidate (2013) at the NYU Wagner School of Public Service, where he plans to specialize in Transportation, Environment, and Infrastructure. He is most interested in studying how transportation, land use, and infrastructure systems can affect regional economies, particularly in the New York/New Jersey area and in emerging economies such as China and Brazil. Prior to joining the Rudin Center, Carson graduated from the University of Michigan in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in Economics, and was a research intern for both the Passaic County Department of Economic Development in New Jersey and Queens Economic Development Corporation.