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David Puente

MA Candidate: Urban Studies, Tourism Management and Global Policy

In 2019, David was awarded the Gallatin Global Fellowship in Urban Practice, which allowed him to spend three months in Madrid, Spain, working with a planning and design firm that innovates new approaches to urban transformation. His research focuses on how urbanization and travel trends are transforming the landscape of human settlement in the 21st century, with significant implications for living conditions, leisure, the environment, development, and social justice. His fellowship research centered on a bottom-up approach that promotes citizen participation in urban renewal projects. David plans to share his analysis with stakeholders in the public and private sectors in order to contribute to the formation of more inclusive, resilient, and sustainable communities.

An Emmy award-winning network news journalist, David is employed as a communications coach and advisor in New York City. He speaks English, Spanish, French, and studies Arabic. He has received community service awards from his previous employers, Disney and Time Warner, for his work with public school students in Newark, New Jersey.

 

David Puente