URBAN @ PARSONS

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.

SELECTED PROJECTS

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DESIGN AND PUBLIC SPACE – LARISSA BEGAULT

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HOW DETROIT CAN LEARN FROM ROME – SAM WYNNE

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A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE WEEQUAHIC PARK ASSOCIATION

Marcea Decker and Rehanna Azimi worked together with a community organization, the Weequahic Park Association (WPA), in the South Ward of Newark, New Jersey for their Fall 2013 Studio 1 final project. The WPA has seen great successes in terms of grant-funding and park revitalization despite being a small community-based group. Marcea and Rehanna constructed…

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URBAN HISTORY LAB MAGAZINE VOL 1

Cities are significant as the locus of people’s direct engagement with the material reality of the everyday world. At the same time, cities are produced through multiple imaginaries, as people struggle to define, explain, and mediate their lived experience. Cities and urban imaginaries exist in a dynamic, iterative relationship: both change over time, laying down residues in landscape, memory,…

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ARCHITECTURE, HIERARCHY AND CONTROL: THE SOCIO-SPATIAL MANIFESTATIONS OF NEOLIBERALISM IN AN AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

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