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Urban Design (BS)

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Students in the BS in Urban Design program examine the greatest challenges of the 21st century: social sustainability and ecological resilience in a rapidly urbanizing world. Based in the School of Design Strategies at Parsons, students and faculty explore design as a core capability and strategic asset in the sustainable practices of individuals, groups, communities, and organizations. Student projects are connected to cities through coursework, international research collaborations, and study abroad opportunities.


Parsons is no longer accepting applications to the Urban Design program. Prospective students who are interested in this area of study should consider the BFA Architectural Design program or the Sustainable Cities minor at Parsons. Students currently enrolled in the BS Urban Design program should refer to the Parsons Catalog for their year of admission for curriculum requirements. See Academic Policies for more details. 

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