A hub for graduate programs and students that focus on reframing the study of urbanism, design, policy and inequality. Urban @ Parsons draws on an expanding body of knowledge, research, and action. The basic premise is that specific types of critical knowledge and creative thinking can redefine cities and urbanization in fundamental ways.


United for Housing: Cooperative and Community-Led Housing

Please join us for a conversation between local activists, academics, and housing experts working towards a system of cooperative and community-led housing in New York. The event will be introduced by Gabriela Rendón, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Community Development, and moderated by Kevin McQueen, Adjunct Professor of Nonprofit Management, Public, and Urban Policy.…

Insurgent Urbanism: Inhabiting Places of Oblivion

Please join us for a public lecture from Biennale Urbana, hosted by Parsons Urban Graduate Programs and the Prof. Miodrag Mitrasinovic’s Public Space Lab class. Monday, November 18th 5:45pm The New School – Parsons School of Design 2 W. 13th Street, Room 1108 New York, NY 10003  

Celebrating Urban @ The New School

Urban @ The New School celebrates 100 years of the New School in New York and provides reflections on the past, present, and future of six academic programs that constitute Urban @ The New School. In bringing together students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests with interest in urban studies, urbanism, urban policy and planning, and…

Urban@Parsons Presents Urban On Stage with Left Forum

Please join us for a conversation between Marika Dias, Director of the Tenant Rights Coalition, Legal Services NYC and Brittany Thomas, Bertha Justice Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights in NYC. The event will be introduced by Miguel Robles-Durán, Associate Professor of Urbanism and moderated by Nahal Zamani, Advocacy Program Manager at the Center…