The City of New Haven, CT and Southern CT State University (SCSU) recently launched an innovative bioscience career ladder program that will provide career pathways within science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Beyond new curriculum, it's supported by 98,000 s.f. of new cutting edge academic and lab space and will connect to the large concentration of bioscience companies in New Haven.
NP provided various types of support to the unprecedented collaboration between the City and SCSU. As part of the work, NP conducted a life sciences workforce study for the City of New Haven and the Economic Development Corporation of New Haven and also developed a series of key findings concerning "pipeline" development. NP is proud to be part of such an important effort to link New Haven residents to potential jobs in the city's burgeoning life sciences sector.
For more info on the program check out the recent op-ed in the New Haven Register.
Green Building and Design featured NP’s Kevin Hively in its Big Ideas in Urban Design feature this month. So, what’s the big idea? Economic design - mixing behavioral science with design principles to support economic outcomes.
Here’s a bit from the article:
“To some degree, behavioral science has been used in transportation-systems design, particularly in ideas like traffic calming. But it has not yet penetrated into place-activation strategies, programming models, and development patterns. We have not yet learned to apply the concepts of consumer decision-making and experience into the field of urban design.”
Make sure to check out the full article including the other six big ideas from leading urban thinkers.