2018 News Archive

Val Smith - highlights

 Val Smith, Program Administrator, Certificate Program in Urban Studies

"In my administrative role at the Office of Population Research and undergraduate Certificate Program in Urban Studies, I have the pleasure of interacting with many students. They give me life! They’re the icing on top of the cake of my work life"

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Raya Buensuceso '17 – Urban Studies alumna, shared a policy paper (link below) that she wrote as a follow-up to her Economics/Urban Studies thesis on land value capture in the Philippines. Raya co-authored the piece with a former Finance Secretary of the Philippines, and published it with the Milken Institute, where she currently works. Read more...


Princeton’s Pace Center for Civic Engagement has named 28 first-year students from across the world as John C. Bogle ’51 Fellows in Civic Service for 2018. The 2018 Bogle Fellows include Prescott “Scott” Overbey, Urban Studies Certificate student, Class of 2021. Read more...


Simon Gikandi - highlights

Urban Studies Associated faculty member Simon Gikandi, has been named member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Trenton Project Documents 50 years of history- highlights

The Trenton Project Documents 50 Years of History – URB202 “Documentary Film and the City” with Film Specialist Purcell Carson and History Professor Alison Isenberg leading The Trenton Project initiative.






John Newby Parton - highlights

Princeton seniors John "Newby" Parton (Urban Studies certificate senior) and Maggie Pecsok have been named co-winners of the University’s 2017 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the highest general distinction conferred on an undergraduate.




Maria Garlock - highlights

Maria Garlock, professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named head of Forbes College, and Stacey Sinclair, professor of psychology and public affairs, has been named head of Mathey College. They will begin their four-year terms on July 1, succeeding Michael Hecht at Forbes and Harriet Flower at Mathey.