Annual Thesis Books

Thesis Research and Design Proposals

Regenerative Growth: Sowing a Community-Embedded Food Economy in East New York by Ashley Lehrer

Right to the City: Rethinking the Democratic Paradox in Rio de Janeiro Through Organizational Tools for Land Rights by Alexa Jensen

Reimagining Informality and Participation in NYC’s Waste System by Silvia Xavier

Illuminating Illusions: Southbridge Towers and the Myth of Privatization by Charles Chawalko

THE WASHINGTON METRO AND THE RISE AND FALL OF AMERICAN URBANITY

By Blair Lorenzo, MATUP 2014   My thesis 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…

Anchoring the City of Orange, NJ by Rehanna Azimi and Monique Baena-Tan

Little Pakistan: Future Histories by Sana Akram

Heerlen: Mining for Social Innovation in a Shrinking City by Regis Hijnekamp

Urban Pedagogies and the Practice of The Right to the City in Brasilia by Mariana Bomtempo

Urban Beauty: Equity Entrepreneurship and Black Womanhood by Obianozo Chukwuma

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Reconstructing New Landscapes of Consumption and Production: Multiple Publics, Belonging and Productive Agonism by Julia Borowicz and Larissa Begault

Critical Cartographies of Change: Resisting Urban Renewal through Radical Mapping by Jakob Winkler

CLAIMING SPACES AND SPATIAL SUBVERSION by Jessica Kisner and Bonnie Netel

CLAIMING SPACES AND SPATIAL SUBVERSION: Maintaining Place through Active Citizenship and Street Food Vending By Jessica Kisner and Bonnie Netel, MSDUE 2015.   Privatization, commodification and securitization are threatening our cities’ public space and people’s ability to appropriate such spaces. In addition to regulatory enforcement of the built environment, these forces directly impact vendors that…

Urbanization in Motion: Forced Displacement, Crises and the City by Nadine Rachid

Territorial Urgency: Critical Urban Practices Towards a Just City by Sascia Bailer

Resisting Exclusions, Organizing Against Displacement in Rapidly Urbanizing Delhi, India by Sruti Penumatsa

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The Urban Atlas Project by Sabrina Dorsainvil and Luisa Múnera

By Sabrina Dorsainvil and Luisa Múnera, MSDUE 2014.   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…

Shifting Urban Ecologies of San Roque Quito

re-SITE-ing REPARATIONS: locating HARM + capacitating REPAIR in Evanston, IL by Jason Brown

RE-ROUTE by Maanasa Sivashankar and Callan Hajosy

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