Wagner School Helps Launch First City-Wide "Conversation with the City"The forum will use �Electronic Town Meeting� technology to survey citizens� ideas and recommendations for rebuilding downtown New York City. Wagner's Center For Excellence in NYC Governance, the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management, and the Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems Are Co-Sponsors of this event.
Wagner Student Calls for Wireless Internet Access on Mass TransitNew York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority is "failing to consider a ripe opportunity for peripheral economic development" by not rolling out wireless Internet access on its commuter rails, according to Wagner student Sarah Myland Kaufman, in an article in the Gotham Gazette (www.gothamgazette.com).
Wagner Students Study Governors Island in Capstone ProjectOver the 2003-2004 academic year, Wagner Urban Planning students completed a Capstone Project studying New York�s Governors Island. The transfer of Governors Island to the state of New York by the federal government in early 2003 marked an important moment in New York City's history to create an environment conducive to encouraging public activity and private investment as never before seen. For their Capstone project, students developed a plan to create a public space without outside financial support, in order to make Governors Island economically self-sustainable.
Wagner to Sponsor Panel on Eminent Domain and Economic DevelopmentNYU Wagner and the American Planning Association NY Metro Chapter will host a provocative panel discussion of the Supreme Court's decision on eminent domain in Kelo v. City of New London.
Wagner's Diana Beck Wins State Academy's Teaching Award
The State Academy for Public Administration has chosen NYU Wagner’s Diana Beck as the recipient of its 2007 Arnold L. Steigman Excellence in Teach Public Administration Award.
Nominated by Wagner for the honor, Professor Beck is a Lecturer on Public Administration. She also works on several projects analyzing data relating to performance of the health care system as Associate Research Scientist with the Center for Health and Public Service Research (CHPSR) at the Wagner School.
This is the third time in three years that the award has been given by the State Academy. Based in Albany, the academy exists to provide a forum for dialogue on critical public administration issues in New York State, to sponsor and stimulate research on public policy issues, to sponsor professional conferences and in-service education, and to provide advice and guidance on management to not for profit and governmental organizations. Arnold Steigman, Ph.D., dedicated his life to the practice of, and education in, public administration. He retired in 1995 after a 40-year career devoted to the practice of public administration in the state.
The selection of Professor Beck was announced by Leo A. Kellogg, co-chair of the Steigman Award Committee. She received the award on June 13, 2007.