CRP Student News: Spring 2018

street diagram showing plans for development in a neighborhood in New Orleans

Detail of NOLA Shares, the winning project by a team of M.R.P. and M.L.A. students in the American Planning Association Conference's second annual student design competition. diagram / provided

News
July 31, 2018

Adam Bronfin (B.S. URS '18) gave a presentation to the Tompkins County Legislature in May on findings from his undergraduate honors thesis, "The Condominium Question: Evaluating the Lack of Condominiums in Ithaca, New York." In his research, Bronfin interviewed developers, government officials, real estate brokers, lenders, attorneys, and consultants to uncover the factors limiting condominium development in the county despite high demand. Bronfin's thesis advisor was Assistant Professor Suzanne Lanyi Charles.

A team of M.R.P. and M.L.A. students won the American Planning Association Conference's second annual student design competition. The team's project, NOLA Shares, demonstrated an integrated and equitable sharing economy model for the Iberville neighborhood in New Orleans through virtual interfaces and physical kiosks. The team was comprised of team leader Anna Callahan (M.R.P. '18), Thomas Pera (M.R.P. '18), Hannah Plummer (M.R.P. '18), and Kari Spiegelhalter '18. This year's theme focused on the concept of "sharing economy" as it relates to the social, equitable, and physical issues in a New Orleans site.