Cooperative Cities Lab

Parsons School of Design: Design Strategies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Cooperative Cities Lab

Spring 2020

Taught By: Gabriela Rendon

Section: A

CRN: 7537

Credits: 3

This course offers students a comprehensive understanding of cooperative practices as well as their role in the creation of equitable neighborhoods. Often led by women, people of color, and minorities, these non-hierarchical social-oriented endeavors are becoming increasingly relevant as they meet the needs of citizens that neither the private nor the public sectors can or are willing to provide. This lab is divided in three phases. In the first one, students get involved in critical inquiry by delving into community-led neighborhood initiatives, non-equity and limited-equity housing cooperatives, community land trusts, and other social alternatives to housing and community development. In the second one, they engage in collaborative research with long- term community partners. Lastly, using the knowledge gained, students design actionable strategies and instruments to innovate or advance ongoing efforts led by nonprofit organizations, cooperatives, community land trusts, and other urban movements actively engaged in the production of sustainable and equitable living environments in the city. Using a socio-spatial justice framework, this course involves readings, case studies, fieldwork, advocacy, research collaborations, and hands-on projects part of multi-year partnerships.

Open to: All university graduate students; undergraduate seniors by instructor permission.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Design Strategies (PSDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

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: 10:11am 12/6/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: Parsons 2 W 13th

Room: 1006

Date Range: 1/23/2020 - 5/7/2020