Public Space Matters

Parsons School of Design: Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Public Space Matters

Fall 2018

Taught By: Miodrag Mitrasinovic

Section: A

CRN: 7629

Credits: 3

This course will work with community organizations in NYC to create proposals for neighborhood plazas in order to transform underused open urban spaces into vibrant, meaningful, and community-centered public spaces. We will work with the NYC Plaza Program, a long-term initiative of the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) and a key part of the City's effort to ensure that all New Yorkers live within a 10-minute walk of a meaningful and adequate public space. Possible partners also include Center for Active Design as well as the Design Trust for Public Space. DOT recognizes three main types of plazas: one-day plaza, interim plaza, and permanent plaza. Through our community-engagement work, and co-design, we will determine needs and aspirations of our community partners, and together with them configure design proposals that both productively and critically transform the neighborhood, and also fully comply with DOT’s policies and requirements.

Open to: BS in Urban Design and BFA in Architectural Design upper-level degree students; others by permission.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Design Strategies (PSDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 14

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: 4:20am 2/21/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building: Parsons 2 W 13th

Room: 905

Date Range: 8/30/2018 - 12/13/2018