1. Panel for New Directions in Environmental Law (NDEL) conference. NDEL is a group at the Yale Law School and they are putting together a conference in February that will discuss solutions to the climate crisis on a state and local level. They have asked us to submit a proposal for a panel, speaker, or breakout session for the conference that has to do with the intersection of environmentalism and urban studies (a HUGE overlap). Possible topics include architecture & urban design, transportation, urban economic development, community engagement, waste management, and more. If you're interested in helping out and/or have idea/contacts that you think would be a good fit, email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP—proposals are due Nov. 15 (but don't worry—you don't need to have reached out to people by then).
2. Stanford Legal Design Lab eviction research. The Stanford Legal Design Lab is launching a new project on gathering information about eviction innovations: city-level programs and policies to combat eviction. We are looking for students to support developing short descriptions of each program and conducting analysis of cross-jurisdiction trends. Work will entail online research and phone conversations with program administrators; time commitment is both minimal and flexible; and research will hopefully inform the development of the first national database on responses to evictions. Email email@example.com (Yale ’15, Yale Law School ’20) if you’re interested.
3. Student/Farmworker Alliance & Coalition of Immokalee Workers. The alliance is organizing Yale students and Greater New Haven residents to support farmworkers at an action on November 17-18th in NYC. Most importantly, this action will empower a core group of students to support existing efforts to pass an ordinance in support of the Wendy’s Boycott in the New Haven Food Policy Council and protect the rights of local workers. They would really appreciate some help with outreach and would love to hear BUSY's thoughts about other ways to connect this action with what’s going on locally. If interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Placemaking and wayfinding signage design for Whalley Avenue Special Services District. The Whalley Avenue Special Services district is a quasi-government group working on economic development and street improvements along the Whalley Avenue retail corridor. They have plans to pedestrianize the area and build mixed-use structures in accordance with the proposed restructuring of the zoning code for Whalley, Grand, and Dixwell avenues. In addition to their long-term projects, they would like help from students interested in graphic design and urban development with small interventions in wayfinding and placemaking signage along the corridor—projects with a shorter time horizon. This project is in the very early stages and we would love all the help we can get! Contact email@example.com to get involved.
1. CCAM Ability and Inclusion Symposium - Nov. 11 (tomorrow!) A symposium on navigating space, work & art with our differently abled• gendered• queer•racialized•bodies. Hosted by the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (149 York St), this interdisciplinary conference will take place from 4:30pm - 7pm tomorrow! Register for the event here (or at this link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ability-inclusion-symposium-tickets-79608811097).
2. Decarbonize NYC game! - Nov. 15 Think you can decarbonize NYC? Earth's future depends on it. ENERGETIC is a collaborative game about the future of New York. You play from 2021 to 2035, a turn each year. Your team must work together to balance you budget, your grid stability, and your public opinion to keep the lights on, win elections, overcome climate impacts, and build 16 gigawatts of clean power. A special edition of Friday Night Game Night will be hosted by Pierson College on Friday, Nov 15 at 8pm in Leitner house, 231 Park Street. Teams of 4 will compete to win a championship prize of $100! Contact Addison Luck at firstname.lastname@example.org to participate.