PGUD

5180

Design and Urban Ecologies Studio 1

Parsons School of Design: Urban Design

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Urban Ecologies Studio 1

Fall 2019

Taught By: Gabriela Rendon

Section: A

CRN: 2248

Credits: 6

This studio seeks to introduce students to the socio-spatial transformations taking place in New York City’s neighborhoods. Using different urban methodologies, students delve into the agents driving economic and urban restructuring trends in the city and the way those developments impact the livelihoods of low-income and communities of color. Working in teams, students get a broad understanding of one specific inner city neighborhood by exploring community and city plans, housing policy and provision systems, zoning and public instruments influencing development, as well as local needs and visions. Considering local pressing issues and priorities among residents, students identify potential areas of intervention and envision a number of actionable design strategies to facilitate and carry out local efforts and visions. This studio involves collaboration with residents, community leaders, grassroots groups, and/or nonprofits involved in social and spatial justice. Uneven urban, economic and social development, as well as the right to adequate and affordable housing are central topics in this studio. First year students in the MS in Design and Urban Ecologies should register for PGUD 5160 Design and Urban Ecologies Methods 1 while taking this course.

Open to: MS in Design and Urban Ecologies majors only; others by permission of MS in Design and Urban Ecologies program.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Urban Design (PGUD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:12pm 10/22/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building: Parsons 2 W 13th

Room: 1108

Date Range: 8/29/2019 - 12/12/2019