Student Projects

Student Projects

The Hart Leadership Program has a long history of exemplary student work, and we are proud to showcase here a selection of student research projects, internships, and honors theses dating back to 2011. Below, you can explore nearly 400 student projects, filtering by project type, Hart program affiliated with the project, thematic topics, project locations, and project years. The database does not provide the full text of students' projects, but it does provide abstracts of student work wherever available, as well as more information including students' class year and, when applicable, the name of the community partner organization a student worked with to conduct their internship or research. We will continue to expand the database as our students continue conducting phenomenal projects. In the meantime, use the search function below to explore our incredible students' work, and get inspired!

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Topic: The Built Environment, Housing, & Land Use

Sustainable Energy Infrastructure in Kigali, Rwanda

[Abstract not currently available.]

Impacts of a Vacancy Tax on Affordable Housing in South Los Angeles

[Abstract not currently available.]

The Future of the Unlocking Doors Initiative: A Preliminary Report for the Community Empowerment Fund

Introduction: Gentrification and affordable housing remain among the most pressing political issues in Durham in 2018. Gentrification is the process by which urban neighborhoods experience renewed commercial and residential investment, causing increases in property values, rents, and the prices of everyday goods, and attracting populations with higher incomes who displace …

Gentrification, Jubilee, and Justice Housing: Implications for Seniors and Aging in Place

Since its inception, the Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF) has been used as a powerful tool to preserve and protect affordable housing in the District of Columbia, with over 10,000 affordable housing units developed using its funds . As DC’s FY 2020 budget plans to invest $16 million more in …

Impacts of a Vacancy Tax on Affordable Housing in South Los Angeles

Due to significant personnel changes at the Hart Leadership Program in 2018, SOL was not offered as a full-year program. Instead, a small number of grants were awarded to exceptional students to perform thoughtful community-engaged summer experiences. [Abstract not currently available.]

Building Back Better Adaptive Analysis of Mexico City’s Housing Cities

The quality of life of peripheral citizens of Mexico City has stagnated at a low level since the early 20th century with marginal improvements. The high poverty rates among many of Mexico City’s peripheral vecindades, or slums, result in poorly built, temporary housing constructed with cheap materials due to lack …