Before graduating, every planning student must participate in a two-semester studio course intended to apply skills learned in the classroom to the real world. Under the guidance of a project coordinator, student teams undertake a community-based project employing all of the same policy-driven research and development methods they will soon be expected to perform as professionals. It is the culmination of everything they have learned at Hunter.
- Queens Tech Studio has created a comprehensive plan to foster tech growth in western Queens. They examined existing conditions and consulted key stakeholders to develop their recommendations.
- At Home in Brownsville re-envisions public housing as an asset for residents and the surrounding communities in one of the city's most disadvantaged communities
- Working with the idea that documentary media can act as a powerful planning tool, the Living Rockaways studio partnered with the Integrated Media Arts Program to produce three short films that local activists can use to inspire discussion and action in the Rockaways.
- Working with a local environmental nonprofit, studio participants created a community-based green infrastructure and waterfront access plan for the Manhattan neighborhood of East Harlem.
- This studio created a comprehensive vision for Port Richmond, Staten Island, which lays out a set of goals and recommendations for short- and long-term improvements in the community.
- Bridging Jersey City & Hoboken through the Revitalization of the Lackawanna Center. The studio’s client seeks to increase occupancy in the Lackawanna Center by repositioning the building as the focal point of the surrounding community.
- Blue Gowanus researched the potential for private residential lots to capture stormwater and reduce Combined Sewer Overflow events in the toxic Gowanus Canal.
- Brownsville Works! demonstrates that economic security must incorporate a sense of place, safety, and a quality environment to improve conditions of Ocean Hill-Brownsville.
- With an additional one million residents projected by 2030, this studio tackles housing policy and makes innovative recommendations at how NYC might attack the issue.
- The studio provided the Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force with a plan to memorialize the burial ground and educate the public about its historical and cultural significance.
- Beyond The Backlash: Equity and Participation in Bicycle Planning recommends improvements to the planning, implementation and location of bicycle infrastructure in New York City.
- Second Avenue Subway: Lessons Learned proposes recommendations for eight improvement areas for subsequent phases Second Avenue Subway planning and construction.
- The St. George Sustainable Cultural District plan presents a vision of St. George as a gateway for all of Staten Island, while simultaneously promoting the visibility of its creative activity.
- Planning for Prevention proposes a new wellness center in the Rockaways to address extreme health disparities.
- The 2010 Master Plan for West New York, NJ sets forth a plan for future growth, prioritizing programs that enhance its existing neighborhoods and central business districts.
- Through the lens of accessibility, the studio team explores quality of life on Roosevelt Island, seeking to address issues and opportunities outlined by the community.
- Tree of Life explores the feasibility of constructing a thirteen-story, multi-use building, with community facilities, commercial space, and affordable housing in Jamaica, Queens.