Craig Notte – Editor in Chief – is a litigation partner in a New York City real estate / landlord-tenant law firm representing large and small owners in residential and commercial contexts. He is also on the Advisory Council of the New York Landmarks Conservancy. He has a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Rochester. His particular interest in urban planning is the re-urbanizing of abandoned spaces.
Sidney Lok – Associate Editor – is a student in the Master of Urban Planning program and a Program Associate at the Social Science Research Council. Her academic and professional interests include community advocacy and organizing, affordable housing, and justice reform.
Trevor Lovitz – Associate Editor – is in his final semester of the Master of Urban Planning program. He works as a planner for a private consulting firm.
Matt Choi is a 4th semester student in the Masters of Planning program currently working as a placemaking consultant in NYC.
Chelsea Evans is a graduate student at Hunter College in the Master of Urban Planning program. She holds a B.A. in Politics from Occidental College. Currently, she is interested in labor organizing, housing, and climate resiliency in New York City.
Tomas Izarra obtained his Master of Urban Planning from Hunter College in 2021, focusing on Economic Development and Housing. He is originally from Venezuela, where he worked with Enlace Architects, reimagining and redeveloping public spaces in squatter settlements throughout Caracas. In New York City, he worked as an assistant Project Manager with Hope Community Inc redeveloping public housing units in Harlem’s Malcolm X Boulevard. Currently, he is working with small businesses at the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.
Alek Miletic graduated from the Hunter College UPP program with an M.U.P. in December 2020. He is the former Chair of APA-New York Metro chapter’s Student Representative Committee and the former Treasurer of GUPPA (fka GUAPA). He currently works as an environmental planner in New York City.
Gregory Suter is a second year urban planning student. He aspires to use technology and data analytics to create more equitable and livable cities. He enjoys running and biking throughout NYC and constantly desires safer street infrastructure.
Ben Freiman is an MUP student, transportation planner, artist, and musician based in the Lower Hudson Valley. His professional work centers on transit accessibility, equitable urban spaces, and design. Ben’s creative and academic endeavors often focus on sense of place, spatial idiosyncrasy, and novel technologies. Find him on Instagram: @benf.images.
Christine Leonhardt is an MUP student in her final semester at Hunter College and is currently the Vice President of GUPPA. In her work, she focuses on climate justice and gender issues in urban design.
Cover by Ben Freiman and Christine Leonhardt.