The European Union-United States joint Atlantis Program is a transatlantic student and faculty exchange conducted cooperatively by the U.S. Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) and the European Commission's Directorate General for Education and Culture (DG EAC). The purpose of this program is to promote a student-centered transatlantic dimension to higher education and training in a wide range of academic and professional disciplines.
In 2010, Parsons The New School for Design and its five international partners received a four-year Atlantis grant to develop Urbanisms of Inclusion: A Transatlantic Education Program (UI/TEP). This design, research, and curriculum exchange program is intended to
Urbanisms of Inclusion addresses the emerging territorial and socio-ecological issues that accompany the dual challenges of rapid global urbanization and the adaptation of cities in response to climate change and transnational migrations. The program views these issues—including dualization, gentrification, mobility and migrations, territorial fragmentation, and uneven development—through the lens of social inclusion.