During her second semester in the MAURD program, Shiva began interning as Coordinator of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York Chapter urban resilience committee: Design for Risk & Reconstruction Committee (DfRR).
During her second semester in the MAURD program, Ankita is interning at Regional Plan Association (RPA), at their New York City headquarters.
Jeffrey Raven was invited by a joint European Union-Bombay First initiative and ENTP-Project EAST to speak in Mumbai in November 2013 on the challenges of Mumbai as a mega city.
For the 2013 Fall Semester, MAURD students were divided into five teams of two to take on New York City's five boroughs as a laboratory for urban design techniques.
Resilient Eco-District for Red Hook, Brooklyn, NYC: Spring 2013
The Humboldt Foundation and CIPSEM-UNEP, International Post-Graduate Training Programme, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, April 2012.
International Workshop: Shaping a New Capital City to Fit Indian Life
Jeffrey Raven served on an international jury in Naya Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India.
The workshop is part of a European Union program called Euro-Asian Sustainable Towns Programme (EAST) to promote exchange of knowledge and learning about new towns between Europe and Asia. ENTP, European New Town Platform is the managing partner of this program, with partners Basildon (UK), Baoshan, Qingpu (China), Naya Raipur, and the Euro-India Center. The French Ministry of Sustainable Development is a partner of the workshop.