Senior Theses and Projects
2015/16 Senior Thesis Deadlines, Needs, Expectations, and Past Projects
Seniors who intend to develop a thesis or project in Urban Studies need to join a 1-unit course (URBS 300a and 301b) spread over two semesters. Even though the thesis or project is optional for majors, completion is needed that need considering for program honors at graduation. Listed here are the deadlines for major aspects of the thesis or project. Additionally, there is a guidelines and operations connected with every step from the thesis process. Also observe that previous theses and projects are for sale to view within the library collection (after signing to the library system ).
Note: All materials are due at 1:00pm around the dates below. Aside from the state thesis proposal–which requires signatures around the title page and therefore ought to be posted by hands to the program office in OLB 210–submit all materials by e-mail to the administrative assistant, Alison Mateer, firstname.lastname@example.org. with documents attached as .doc or .pdf files, saved as surname and deadline, for example:  Cruz_09-19-12.Students should make the effort in contacting thesis/project advisors and scheduling conferences for private feedback. Deadlines are monitored through the URBS steering committee and failure to satisfy them will modify the grade.
I. Thesis and Project Deadlines
Monday, Sept. 14, 2015
A conference with pizza and refreshments to go over the URBS major, majors committee, approaching occasions, and also the senior thesis or project
Monday, Sept. 21, 2015
One-page description from the thesis or project subject, together with a brief note on how it’s highly relevant to your major URBS interests.
Monday, March. 5, 2015
Official thesis or project proposal due, signed by two advisors – normally a minumum of one ought to be a participating faculty person in Urban Studies. Leave the initial signed copy in OLB 211 and e-mail a digital copy to Alison Mateer at almateer@vassar.
Friday, November. 20, 2015
One thesis chapter and description (or even the equivalent for any project) are due advisors should return comments and become readily available for discussion through the finish of classes.
Friday, Jan. 22, 2016
Please submit another chapter for your advisor.
Friday, February. 26, 2016
First draft of thesis or project arrives advisors should return comments and become readily available for discussion before Springbreak.
Monday, April 25, 2016
Final form of thesis or project due e-mail your projects being an attachment to email@example.com .
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Thesis and project presentations, 10 a.m. to at least one pm. With time constraints, your presentation may last a maximum of ten minutes – focus narrowly in your primary question or hypothesis, the most crucial empirical evidence, most of your argument or interpretation, and also the final conclusions you are able to draw. Time goes surprisingly fast, so practice your timing in advance!
2015 Theses Projects
- Emma Bird.  “Grand Illusion:  A Vital Evaluation of Paris’s Divisive Makeover”
- Kiran Chapman. “Urban Growth and also the Slum:  Analyzing Redevelopment Through Tri-Sector Systems”
- Peter Eccles.  “Are You Able To Make It Happen Came From Here?  Developing a User-Friendly Mobility Experience for Dutchess County”
- Emma Foley.  “From Emergency Shelters to Housing First:  Rethinking Methods to Urban Being homeless”
- Simon Hardt.  “Paradise Isn’t a Dream:  The Evolution From The New Urbanism In Florida”
- Susie Martinez.  “Home Base:  Race and Identity inside a Gentrifying South Bronx”
- Brett Merriam.  “A Global by itself:  The College, the school Center, and also the Fantasy Aesthetic of Heterotopia”
- Kevin Ritter. “Performing the truly amazing Queer Hope”
- Jiajing Sun.  “Chinese Historic Upkeep:  Historic districts under contemporary redevelopment”
- Uriel Master.  “Lower the shore everything’s okay: Cultural restructurings in greater New You are able to’s seaside leisure sites”
2014 Theses Projects
- Emma Carter. “Perennial Tensions in New york city Community Gardens: An Analysis of recent You are able to City’s Greenthumb Program”
- Isabel Deixel. “Shifting Gears: Methods to Bicycle Activism in New You are able to City”
- Lauren Stamm. “Deconstructing the twin City: Upkeep and Tourism in La Habana Vieja”
- Isaac Lindy. “It’s Not Little Senegal”: The Tactical Redefinition from the Senegalese Ethnic Enclave In Gentrified Harlem, New You are able to”
- Andrea Sherman. “Uniting Discourses of Sustainability and also the Social Atmosphere: Modeling Connections Between Apparently Disparate Fields”
- Katharine George. “Living with Historic Upkeep: Research of history because it is Appreciated in our by Three Situation Studies around town of Poughkeepsie, New You are able to”
- Edyth Jostol. “The Long lasting Change of Temporary Use: The Result of Creative Placemaking in Cleveland”
- Julia Maltby. “Conceptions of Race in Greater Education: How Universites and colleges’ Injurious Relations with Predominantly Black Localities Exacerbate White-colored Students’ Racial Biases”
- Carlos Hernandez Tellez. “Harvesting Resilience: Developing the style of a food hub with the adaptive reuse from the abandoned Poughkeepsie Under garments Factory building”
- Philip Durniak. “Which Time Could It Be?  Multi-Temporality and also the Illegibility from the Vassar Campus”
- Riley Gold. “The Figure from the Artist in Creative Class Urbanism”
- Ian Leidner. “The Brooklyn Waterfront: Building for any Resilient and Sustainable Future”
- Claire Summers. “Policy Transfer and also the Global City Dilemma”
- Elizabeth Tepler. “Healing Architecture: Unraveling the Spatial Problematic from the Er Waiting Area through Tactical Urbanistic Intervention”
- Logan Woodruff. “Tactical Urban Interventions within the Neoliberal City”
2013 Theses Projects
- Celia Castellan. “In the process of Change: Food Hubs, Entrepreneurialism, and also the Politics of Devolution”
- Michelle Dingsun. “A Field Help guide to Urbanism: Portland, Or Edition”
- Devin Griffin. “Move It Along: The Social-Spatial Imaginaries of Urban Spaces and also the Exclusion of Destitute Populations”
- Nicholas Korody. “Drifting through Occupied Architectures: Confining Necessity and Apophenic Resistance”
- Matthew Kramer. “Night Light: 1000 Luminary Balloons in Sunset Lake”
- Julia McGill. “Sue Terre”
- Marissa Reilly. “Ecological Atonement in Fresh Kills: From Landfill to Landscapes”
- Mariesa Samba. “The Great Divergence within the Suburbs: Suburban Poverty and 2nd-Class Citizenship”
- Priscilla Sevilla. “Towards an awareness of Marginality: Race and sophistication Relations within the Villas Miserias of Buenos Aires”
- Noah Zaccaglini. “Architecture as Instruction: Paradigmatic Interventions within the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro”
2012 Theses Projects
- Nicholas Burrell. “The Future is the Choice: Art, Urbanism, and Activism within the (Publish)Industrial City”
- Emily Dunuwila. “No School Left Out: The strength of School-Community Partnership”
- Cassie Hackel. “Take Me towards the River: A Test of Two Hudson Valley riverfront parks poor urban revitalization”
- Assefash Makonnen. “A Womanist Method of Urban Development on 125th Street: Making the Situation for that Unmarked”
- William Mann. “The Landscape of commercial Spectacle: Reviving Public Curiosity about Production”
- Mike Stolman-Smouha. “What does sustainability mean in Hunts Point, the Bronx?”
- Allison Tilden. “On the Beat: Market research of surveillance in Brooklyn, NY”
- Pamela Vogel. “Exploring Indentity Zones: A Situation Study in Urban After-School Space and Black Maleness”
- Amanda Wigen. “Route 9 Urbanism: Animating the Architecture of Consumption”
- Zachary Zeilman. “Reimagining the commercial Landscape through Adaptive Reuse: Comparative Situation Studies from New You are able to and also the Ruhr Valley”
Urban Studies Program
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