Designing Sustainable Foodscapes

Parsons School of Design: Constructed Environments

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Designing Foodscapes

Spring 2020

Taught By: Rositsa Ilieva

Section: A

CRN: 3045

Credits: 3

This course challenges conventional notions of food in the city and examines the ways in which architects and urban designers can use it as a tool for sustainable urban development. Students learn about a wide range of urban food system innovations – from rooftop gardens and vertical farms to agriurban districts and continuous productive landscapes – and critically assess what works and why. By engaging in seminar discussions and field visits to pioneer food urbanism projects in New York City, throughout the semester, the class will explore the diverse roles that design professionals specifically can play in remaking the urban foodscape and the extent to which this can bring about more environmentally sound, equitable, and healthier cities. There will be guest lectures by sustainable food advocates from public, business, and not-for-profit organizations operating in the New York City metropolitan area.

Open to: All upper-level undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisite(s): none Note, seats are reserved for AAS Interior Design Majors.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Constructed Environments (PSCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*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: 9:17am 1/19/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 716

Date Range: 1/22/2020 - 5/6/2020