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.

EVENTS

Event tonight! 10/16 – Race and the City Seminar Series – Led by Rob Robinson

The opening seminar will look at the current situation of Trump in the Whitehouse and reflect on the last 100 years of race and class in America. We will discuss race through housing, including redlining and predatory lending practices. We will discuss events through the civil rights era and the uprising in the 60s. And finally the…

Symposium on the Emerging Public Space in/of the Pearl River Delta – Friday September 29, 2017

  The purpose of the symposium is to discuss variations of the concept of urban public space and multiplicities of public spatial practice that have emerged in the context of the Pearl River Delta’s rapid urban development in the last forty years. We are particularly interested in exploring characteristics that make the public space and…

Join for a discussion about Macau, its casino resorts and its urban commons – Wed. Sept. 27, 2017!

The Portuguese city-state of Macau was one of the first, and ultimately the last, European colony in Asia. Following Portugal’s return of Macau to the People’s Republic of China in 1999, and the subsequent liberalization of the city’s casino gaming monopoly, Macau has been transformed into the world’s most lucrative site of casino gaming, with…

Join Us for our Studio 2 and Thesis Presentations this week!

Please join the Urban Programs in their Thesis and Studio 2 Presentations this week. Studio 2 focuses on the Brooklyn-Queens Waterfront while Thesis topics range from extractive economies in Peru to transportation solutions in Charlotte. All presentations will take place at the University Center located at 63 5th Avenue in room 515. Studio 2 Presentations…

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