Adriana Valdez Young | Design Influence Podcast

April 19, 2021

Everyone who lives in New York City deserves a place to live that’s not going to threaten their lives. This isn’t performative urbanism: people actually live here and are building their lives here. Until we fix that then, we can’t design anything fair.” —Adriana Valdez Young

On Episode 7 of online interior designer and content creator Albie Knows’ Design Influence podcast, Parsons MS SDM Faculty member, urban design researcher, educator, and strategist Adriana Valdez Young shares her unique perspectives on cities, and how we live together, which are particularly relevant in a time where our collective notions of private and public spaces have shifted. How might we re-imagine and co-create streets, spaces and cities to help them fulfill their potential as “change machines”—for everyone?

Listen to the episode on Spotify here.