Hanley named Fulbright student fellow
Lisa Hanley, a doctoral candidate in the Department of City and Regional Planning, was named a Fulbright U.S. Student award recipient for the 2007–08 academic year for her project “Urban Heritage Management: Integrating Social, Economic and Democratic Strategies” in Ecuador. Thanks to the grant, Hanley is in Quito, Ecuador for the year conducting fieldwork on the rehabilitation of the colonial center. Her dissertation topic deals with the integration of economic, social, and democratic planning in historic districts and is directed by Professor Lourdes Beneria. Hanley’s research primarily deals with municipal and Inter-American Development Bank interventions for a sustained renovation of the colonial district of Quito. She spends her time interviewing local government officials, leaders of neighborhood and local economic development associations, along with an archival review of urban development plans for the historic district. Prior to returning to graduate school at Cornell University, Hanley coordinated a project on comparative urban studies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of the George Washington University and the University of Texas at Austin.