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Urban Lab

Urban Lab: Start Up Incubators in the Bronx

Urban Lab

GSAS students Rico Blando and Bowen Lu use a 3D floor plan to illustrate how a co-working community space drives innovation.

The Fall 2016 Urban Lab course, featuring Fordham Law students and master's level Urban Studies students, marked the first University-wide applied research lab course on complex urban problems open to students of all disciplines, and highlights the University’s new Urban Consortium, started by University Professor Sheila Foster, faculty co-director of the Fordham Urban Law Center, and Professor Rosemary Wakeman, coordinator of the University’s Urban Initiatives.

There have been a lot of efforts over the years to have our University play a larger part in the Bronx, and in the sense these projects have the potential to be realized, they could be transformative for the community where Fordham is situated, explained Foster.

The lab concept is an opportunity to think beyond disciplines, noted Wakeman. For law students, it is a chance to think about urban issues, and for urban studies students, a chance to think about the legal ramifications of startup incubators in the Bronx.

Read the full story at Fordham Law News.