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Beyond plague urbanism, by Andy Merrifield

Are you planning to stay? by Mindy Fullilove

How to run a city like Amazon, and other fables, edited by Mark Graham, Rob Kitchin, Shannon Mattern and Joe Shaw

The spatial contract: A new politics of provision for an urbanized planet, by Alex Schafran, Matthew Noah Smith and Stephen Hall

Unwalling Citizenship, by Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman

18 lessons for quarantine urbanism, by Benjamin H. Bratton

Follow the frontline, by Jalisa Gilmore, Meredith TenHoor, and Emely Balaguera

COURSE RESEARCH AND STUDIO PROJECTS

Global Urban Studio Intensive 2021_DESIGNING INFRASTRUCTURES OF INCLUSION

This publication documents Intensive International Workshop –Global Urban Studio Intensive 2021– in which students from The New School/Parsons School of Design, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)/Pontifical University of Campinas (PUCC) worked remotely and collaboratively in June 2021 on urban mobility corridors in the cities of…

United for Housing: Reclaiming Local Cooperativism in Sunset Park

United for Housing: Reclaiming Local Cooperativism in Sunset Park was exhibited at the Museum of History of Immigration in Paris in Spring 2020. This multi-year project included the work of three student cohorts of the MS in Design and Urban Ecologies  developed in collaboration with community partners in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The exhibition was part of…

2019 Sunset Park Design Proposals

This project was developed by students from the MS Design and Urban Ecologies program, Parsons School of Design, in collaboration with United Families of Sunset Park, a group of local families working together to create cooperative housing in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park. The aim of the project was to explore through research, planning and design, ways…

Exploring Public Space Infrastructures in the Pearl River Delta

This publication documents the work of an international group of students from The New School and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The initial work was done collaboratively in January 2019, when a group of New School students visited Hong Kong and Macau, and took part in the design workshop at the School of Architecture,…

2018 SUNSET PARK DESIGN PROPOSALS

This project was developed by students from the MS in Design and Urban Ecologies, Parsons School of Design, in collaboration with Beyond Care, a worker cooperative committed to childcare services in Brooklyn. The aim of this project was to explore through research, planning and design ways to create new housing cooperative models for Beyond Care…

2018 SUNSET PARK RESEARCH REPORT

This project was developed by students from the MS in Design and Urban Ecologies, Parsons School of Design, in collaboration with Beyond Care, a worker cooperative committed to childcare services in Brooklyn. The aim of this project was to explore through research, planning and design ways to create new housing cooperative models for Beyond Care…

Appropriating Public Space: The Case of Hong Kong’s Foreign Domestic Workers

In January 2018, eighteen students representing eight different degree programs across The New School (Design and Urban Ecologies, Theories of Urban Practice, Urban and Public Policy, Architecture, Interior Design, Lighting Design, Fine Arts, and Communication Design) traveled to Hong Kong, Macau and Shenzhen as part of the Global Studio Intensive course. Between 14-19 January 2018,…

Designing Infrastructures of Inclusion in The Rockaways, Part 3

Spring 2018 DUE Studio 2 focused, one more time, on the alternative spatial formations, participatory frameworks, and environmental strategies, as well as innovative models of ownership, property, and social relations in The Rockaways, Queens. The studio was taught by Professor Miodrag Mitrašinović, and our key studio partner remained the Rockaway Initiative for Sustainability & Equity…

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.…

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…

Designing Infrastructures of Inclusion in The Rockaways, Part 2

Design and Urban Ecologies Studio 2 Spring 2016 Spring 2016 DUE Studio 2 focused, for the second time, on alternative spatial formations, participatory frameworks and environmental strategies, as well as innovative models of ownership, property and social relations in The Rockaways, Queens. Students developed design scenarios at the neighborhood level in partnership with local community…

Designing Infrastructures of Inclusion in The Rockaways, Part 1

Design and Urban Ecologies Studio 3 Fall 2015 In Fall 2015, students in the MS Design and Urban Ecologies Studio 3 partnered with students in the MFA Transdisciplinary Design program (Transdisciplinary Design Projects Studio 1 and 3) to design strategies and scenarios for building social-spatial infrastructures of inclusion in The Rockaways. The studio was taught…

Urban Mobilities_Design and Urban Ecologies Studio 2 Book, Spring 2015

In Spring 2015, the MS Design and Urban Ecologies Studio 2 focused on urban mobilities. By ‘mobilities’ we refer to the capability of people and artifacts to move but also to the networks, infrastructures and flows that make them capable of movement and that enable mobility. Student teams focused on studying existing and designing new…

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…

URBAN HISTORY LAB MAGAZINE

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,…

Studio I Fall 2014 Roosevelt Ave Project

   

BUSHWICK GAZETTE #2: Housing Justice in Brooklyn

Work of DUE Studio 1 class in Fall 2015.

BUSHWICK GAZETTE: Housing Justice in Brooklyn

Work of DUE Studio 1 in Fall 2013.

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