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

A Study on the Reasons Behind the Unavailability of Data on Human Trafficking in Kochi, Kerala

A.    Introduction: Understanding Human Trafficking Human trafficking, after the illegal drug and arms trade, is the largest organized crime in the world today (UNODC, 2000). In 2000, as per the Palermo Protocol, the UN General Assembly adopted the definition of human trafficking to be, “…the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or …

Urban Farming for Resettled Refugees

[Abstract not currently available.]

Evaluation of EcoPeace’s Environmental Tours for Religious Groups in Israel, Palestine, and Jordan

[Abstract not currently available.]

Studying Slums and Slum Types in Bangalore, India: Satellite Images and Combining Methods of Investigation

Urban poverty is increasing across large parts of the developing world, and slums of different types are expanding rapidly, a product in part of the incentives generated by globalization. Knowledge about slums remains patchy and preliminary, however. There are large gaps in information. Slums have been around for decades, especially …

Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Integration of Chinese Rural-to-Urban Migrants into Urban Society

Problem Statement Migrant children’s educational situation in Beijing perpetuates their alienation, resulting in psychological problems. In 2011, there were over 400,000 migrant children studying in Beijing. These children face barriers to enrollment in local public schools. Thus, many attend privately owned migrant schools. These schools bar their educational advancement and …

Addressing the Prevalence of Urban Poverty in Bangalore, India

Problem Statement Increased rural migration to the city of Bangalore has resulted in its largest population of slum dwellers ever. A slum that is officially recognized by the KSDB receives basic infrastructure and services from the KSDB. These services allow the slum to move out of poverty. However, the KSDB’s …