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Research Assistant - Mapping the DNA of Community Building

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Position Information

Position Information

Position Availability:

open until filled

Position Title: Research Assistant - Mapping the DNA of Community Building
Requisition Number: 0406071938
Location New York City
Position Type: Student
Department: Provost/Research

Project Background

Mapping the DNA of Community Building seeks to create an online resources for students, faculty, urban design and policy practitioners and community residents to collaborate and exchange resources on pressing land use issues in their community. The goal is to expand understanding of community development and land use in New York City while advancing participatory approaches to urban research, design and planning.

Job Description Overview
The Urban Land Use Research Assistant will work closely with the Principal Investigator and a cross section of project partners and stakeholders including Parsons students, faculty, community development practitioners and activists to research and compile information on land use in zones designated for gentrification in New York City including the Bronx and Harlem. This position is open to graduate students at the New School University.

• Research and compile report on property and land use history for key study areas
Research historical maps of the study area: i.e. Sanborn maps and other city maps for the study area in Bronx and Harlem
• Prepare maps for workshops
• Enter and summarize data collected during interviews and other sources
Assist with data visualization
Conduct survey and interviews with neighborhood residents
• Assist and prepare other researchers for surveys
• Assist with workshops in the Bronx and other areas of the city
• Assist with developing concept reports and exhibits for a broad audience: community-based, government and campus/academic

Minimum Qualifications:

• Must be enrolled as a graduate student at New School University
• Experience in working on community-based and/or public sector projects in urban settings
• Strong interest in urban land use, particularly urban economic and housing development
• Interest in research co-created and co-analyzed with economically vulnerable communities
• Experience working with diverse populations
• Ability to work independently, self-organize

Preferred Qualifications:
Job Family: Office of the Provost
Posting Date: 02/04/2016
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes

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