Urban Planning

Ingrid Gould Ellen named Faculty Director of the NYU Furman Center

Ingrid Gould Ellen named Faculty Director of the NYU Furman Center

Ingrid Gould Ellen has been named Faculty Director of the NYU Furman Center. Professor Ellen, who is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Urban Policy and Planning at NYU Wagner, has been serving as the Furman Center's Co-Director for the past 10 years.

Professor Ellen succeeds Boxer Family Professor of Law Vicki Been, who was recently appointed Commissioner of New York City's Department of Housing Preservation and Development by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The Furman Center is a joint research center of NYU Wagner and NYU School of Law. During Professor Ellen's tenure as Co-Director, along with Vicki Been as Director, the Furman Center nearly tripled in size and received national recognition for its work on housing, neighborhoods, and urban policy, including a 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions and the National Housing Conference's 2013 Empire Award for Leadership in Affordable Housing. A New York City native, Professor Ellen has held visiting positions at the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute. She attended Harvard University, where she received a B.A. in applied mathematics, an M.P.P., and a Ph.D. in public policy. She specializes in housing and urban policy research.

"It has been an honor to contribute to the Furman Center's research mission," said Ellen. "I look forward to continuing to work with our talented team of students and researchers on studies that can help improve the effectiveness of urban policy and programs."

For more information, see the Furman Center's April 3 announcement.

Jan Gehl, World Renowned Architect and Urban Designer to Speak at NYU

Jan Gehl, World Renowned Architect and Urban Designer to Speak at NYU

On November 16, 2005, Jan Gehl, a world renowned architect and urban designer, will speak at a breakfast meeting at the Rudin Center. Mr. Gehl will speak about his work on creating a better balance between traffic and pedestrians, improving conditions for walking and cycling in urban environments, as well as share his extensive knowledge and experience in successful street planning with business managers, the Mayor of London, and many other city agencies. Seating is limited and is on a first-come first-served basis. To register, email mnn2@nyu.edu or call (212) 998-7545. The event will be held at NYU Wagner Rudin Center at 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor from 8:00 � 9:30am.

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