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: Reclaiming local cooperativism in Sunset Park in Paris

MS Design and Urban Ecologies’ project United for Housing: Reclaiming local cooperativism in Sunset Park will be exhibited at the National Museum of History of Immigration at the Palais de la Porte Dorée in Paris this month. United for Housing is part of a multi-year community developed by three cohorts of the MS Design and Urban Ecologies program in…

AT HOME IN UTOPIA – Documentary Film by Michal Goldman

AT HOME IN UTOPIA Documentary Film by Michal Goldman In the mid-1920s, thousands of immigrant Jewish garment workers catapulted themselves out of the urban slums and ghettos by pooling their resources and building cooperatively owned and run apartment complexes in the Bronx. Adjacent to the newly opened subway corridor and in the midst of empty…

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