STUDIO & THESIS

STUDENT PROJECTS

TUP + DUE THESIS BOOKLET 2018

The MS Design and Urban Ecologies and MS Theories of Urban Practice Class 2018 collectively produced a body of work transforming cities across different continents, including Colon in Panama, Christ Church in Barbados, Brasilia in Brazil, Chennai in India, Lahore in Pakistan, as well as San Antonio, Los Angeles, North Carolina, the San Francisco Bay…

THE SUNSET PARK GAZETTE VOL. 2: THE HOUSING ISSUE

The Sunset Park Gazette is a free publication developed by graduate students from the MS Design and Urban Ecologies Program in collaboration with community members and local organizations. This neighborhood gazette is the outcome of the second stage of a long-term research- and design-based project focused in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park. In this volume particular attention…

SHIFTING URBAN ECOLOGIES IN SAN ROQUE, QUITO, ECUADOR THESIS PROJECT

Centering on critical urban issues such as gentrification, displacement, housing, property rights, crime, poverty, education, economy, informality and discrimination by race, gender and age, the San Roque Thesis Collective, composed of six students from the MS in Design and Urban Ecologies and two students from the MA in Theories of Urban Practice, dedicated a full…

HONG KONG GLOBAL URBAN STUDIO

Student work developed as part of the Global Urban Studio 2016 co-led by Parsons urban faculty Miodrag Mitrasinovic and Victoria Marshall. Students from the MS Design and Urban Ecologies, the MFA Transdisciplinary Design and the Master in Architecture participated and collaborated with students from the MDES Urban Environments Design program at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.…

TUP + DUE THESIS BOOKLET 2017

The MS Design and Urban Ecologies and MA Theories of Urban Practice Class of 2017 collectively produced a body of work that spans both sides of the world. From India and Pakistan to Colombia to New York and Charlotte, North Carolina, this cohort details extensive information about urban infrastructures around the world.  

SUNSET PARK GAZETTE

The Sunset Park Gazette is a free publication developed by graduate students from the MS Design and Urban Ecologies Program in collaboration with community members and local organizations. This neighborhood gazette is the outcome of the first stage of a long-term research- and design-based project focused in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park. In this volume particular attention…

Mission Island Podcast

PERPETUAL RENEWAL: INVESTIGATING URBAN RENEWAL IN THE LOWER EAST SIDE

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

Next Urban Practices & Ecologies

Urban Mobilities

THE WASHINGTON METRO AND THE RISE AND FALL OF AMERICAN URBANITY

This writing is divided into three parts, with three interlocking goals. First, it puts the Metro project in the historical context of the evolving, shifting, and often difficult understandings of American urbanism. In particular, it focuses on how transportation technologies have both shaped the urban environment and how they have enabled or inhibited certain cultural…

BUSHWICK GAZETTE: Vol 2

LAND / HOME / DEMOCRACY

BUSHWICK GAZETTE

Santa Cruz Visible I

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…

Lincoln Park, Newark, New Jersey

Final Studio I project completed by Aran Baker and Monique Baena-Tan for the Fall 2013 semester. They emphasize that “this city has its stories, histories, epics, musics, mosaics, and anecdotal archives, most sunken and forgotten. Time to dredge them up.” They explored this neighborhood’s particular history from the community perspective, and researched the implications that…

Nonspace Zines

URBAN THEORY LAB READING RESPONSES

DESIGNING FOR AN EQUITABLE NEW YORK

Graduate students from the Theories of Urban Practice and Design and Urban Ecologies programs, jointly published a report entitled Designing for an Equitable New York in Fall 2013. This policy recommendation report was the final project of the Urban Colloquium course, taught by Part-Time Faculty Paul White and Shin Pei-Tsey, and involved visits from numerous…

Design + Culture Lab: Open Call

Design+Culture Lab, LLC (D+C Lab) formed by alumni Joy Alise Davis, MA and current Theories of Urban Practice graduate student Renae Reynolds investigates the shared lived experiences of people of color as they navigate and survive in public space. In light of recent racially charged crimes against men of color by members of law enforcement,…

The Urban Atlas Project

This project, piloted in Harlem, NY, creates a platform for residents and local artists to identify and investigate urban conditions that impact their everyday life. The key component of this tool, the Urban Atlas Kit, utilizes existing and resident made creative methods and tactics to conduct urban investigations in their respective neighborhoods. Our goal is to…

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,…

CLAIMING SPACES AND SPATIAL SUBVERSION

Studio I Fall 2014 Roosevelt Ave Project

The Roosevelt Avenue Urbanities project, led by students of the Design and Urban Ecologies MS program, has continued to get press coverage since its event in January. The project focuses on the controversial business improvement district on Roosevelt Avenue in Queens. Recent News Coverage New York Daily News was the first major news source to…
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