PRS Students Testify Before Claremont, NH Committee

On the evening of May 24, 2011 four Dartmouth students from the Policy Research Shop at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center traveled to Claremont, New Hampshire to present and discuss their research into methods for conducting an inventory of residential properties in Claremont. Travis Blalock '12, Kelsey Clark '11, Austin Major '14, and Eric Yang '14 met with Claremont's "City Center Project" Steering Committee, several town officials, and interested citizens during the monthly meeting of  the Steering Committee.

Rockefeller Center PRS students, Travis Blalock '12, Kelsey Clark '11, Austin Major '14, and Eric Yang '14, testify before Claremont's "City Center Project" Steering Committee on May 24, 2011.

The housing stock survey is the first stage in the project which is  funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The students discussed survey methodology in general, and other cities' efforts to inventory housing stock. They provided Claremont officials with a range of options for collecting external and internal information about each property, as well as information about the owners and residents. These options ranged from quick and inexpensive assessments to more detailed methods requiring additional time, money, and expertise. The students' presentation led to an extended discussion about methods which would best fit Claremont's goals and constraints.


The Policy Research Shop is supported in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) program.