Message from the Dean

The New School has always been at the forefront of the most pressing issues of the times.The need to approach current environmental issues in a creative, thoughtful manner is critical. Parsons and The New School, are particularly suited to this mission, and our students are taking on this task in part through the Sustainable Design Review. The Review, housed in our undergraduate design and management program, is in keeping with the Parsons commitment to design and social responsibility.

Our new Environmental Studies program, which will launch in 2008, also builds upon this academic mission by offering undergraduate programs that will be distinct in their strong focus on design and the urban environment.

It is exciting and rewarding for us to see our students take the initiative in confronting this great challenge of our day. I encourage you to explore their work in this website, and use it as a jumping off point to formulate your own ideas about sustainability; what it means for us now and for generations to come.