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Posts Tagged ‘NYU’

Guest on The Infra Blog: Dr. Rae Zimmerman, Director, the Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems (ICIS)

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Rae Zimmerman is Principal Investigator and Director of the Institute for Civil Infrastructure (ICIS). She is Professor of Planning and Public Administration at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and formerly Director of the School’s Urban Planning Program. In 1997, she was President of the Society for Risk Analysis, a […]

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My Water’s On Fire Tonight (The Fracking Song)

Friday, May 13th, 2011

“My Water’s On Fire Tonight” is a product of Studio 20 NYU (http://bit.ly/hzGRYP) in collaboration with ProPublica.org (http://bit.ly/5tJN). The song is based on ProPublica’s investigation on hydraulic fractured gas drilling (read the full investigation here: http://bit.ly/15sib6).

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KEEP OUR EYES ON THE BULL’S EYE; NOT THE BULL

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Claude Shostal, past President of Regional Plan Association, is a member of the faculty at the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate.

As we watch our 401 accounts struggle to reach half of what they once were or, worse, watch the weeks of eligibility for unemployment benefits dwindle, it may help to contemplate the few silver linings to our recent economic woes. One is surely the emerging national consensus and conversation over the importance of investing in our infrastructure.

This wonky, unsexy word, “infrastructure,” usually cannot be found in the national policy discussion. These days, it is prominent and being linked to that very sexy and provocative word: stimulus. It could be a powerful combination if we do not allow politics as usual to govern how we put this combination to work.

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