New York

URBAN’s New York City Node is centered at the Public Science Project (PSP), located at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Having conducted and supported participatory action research (PAR) for over a decade, PSP collaborates with academics, community organizations, schools, prisons, and public institutions to design, conduct, and support participatory research and practice aimed at interrupting injustice. As part of the effort to create spaces for scholars and community activists to meet and work together, PSP organizes monthly community lunches and hosts Critical Participatory Action Research- Summer Institutes and conferences.

The Public Science Project
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 6203.15
New York, NY 10016
Tel. 212.817.1900
Fax. 212.817.1564
Email the NYC Node here.


  • NYMAPS Collaborative Symposium

    On January 20-21, 2015 the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership hosted the 7th annual NYMAPS Collaborative Symposium. Entitled ‘Engaged Scholarship: Fulfilling the Promise of the Public University’, the symposium raised the challenges and possibilities of engaged scholarship, practiced with a commitment to solidarity, in which communities traditionally researched and spoken for, collaborate in academic research to ask their ...

  • Launch of Marilyn Gittell Digital Archive

    CUNY Graduate Center is pleased to announce the launch of the Marilyn Gittell Digital Archive. The digital archive honors Dr. Marilyn Gittell’s contributions to the public school reform and community control movements of the 1960s, focusing on her scholarship about the people, politics and possibilities of educational justice in New York City.  This website serves as ...

  • Morris Justice Project

    In 2011, neighborhood mothers in the Morris Avenue section of the South Bronx who were outraged by the NYPD’s treatment of their sons, connected with researchers from the Public Science Project, John Jay College, and Pace University Law Center who were interested in studying and challenging unjust policing. The mothers and researchers got together and ...

  • Critical PAR Summer Institute

    The Public Science Project’s 4th Annual Summer Institutes on Critical Participatory Action Research are designed to introduce the theory, methods, and ethics of critical PAR to graduate students, faculty, and members of community-based organizations AND provide an environment of collective learning and development. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their current work, research interests, and ...

  • An Evening in Honor of Marilyn Jacobs Gittell

    On Tuesday, November 26th, the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY GC) will host an event in honor of the life and work of Marilyn Jacobs Gittell, a Political Scientist from New York City whose work, grounded in participatory action research (PAR), focused on cities, urban politics, public policy, and social ...

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