The program pairs urban planning students with understaffed Manhattan community boards to assist with land use applications. The students get a $5,000 stipend culled from philanthropic organizations.
Stringer’s fellowship will now be extended to the city’s community boards through Hunter College’s Department of Urban Affairs and Planning.
“[The fellowship program] has also helped shift the focus of a new generation of professional urban planners toward a real understanding of how community members, local government and land use experts interact and engage in discussions about the future shape of our city,” Stringer said in a statement.
Stringer first announced the program’s expansion in his February State of the Borough address. The citywide fellowship will have a presence in all five boroughs. Each year, the program will grow to eventually place an urban planning fellow in each of the city’s 59 community boards.
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