Michael Bobker – with the steady leadership of the CUNY Institute for Urban Systems (CIUS), Director Buz Paaswell (CIUS is BPL’s parent organization) – began BPL as a one-man operation in 2006. It’s something of an understatement to say we’ve grown quite a bit since then. CUNY BPL now has a Managing Director — Honey Berk, 12 full-time senior and junior staff members, and our extraordinary interns — typically from 10-25 at a time.
CUNY Institute for Urban Systems
Our parent organization, CIUS, promotes interdisciplinary and inter-campus collaboration across the entire CUNY system on infrastructure education and research to address environmental, economic, and technological challenges. It also aims to serve public agencies by leveraging CUNY’s unique array of research and technology transfer capabilities.