The Tishman Environment and Design Center (TEDC) fosters the integration of bold design, policy, and social justice approaches to environmental issues to advance just and sustainable outcomes in the context of diverse community participation.
The Center connects interdisciplinary faculty research and practice with innovative pedagogy to address critical issues generated by the impacts of climate change and other environmental threats to community well being. Applying design strategies, social science perspectives, and the tools of ecological analysis and intervention, TEDC initiatives confront the most pressing issues of the day while engaging students to envision a more social-ecologically resilient and just world.
To assure that The New School is an exemplar of urban green design, construction, sustainable institutional practices and behaviors, TEDC works with faculty, staff, students, and key administrators. Initiatives seek to exemplify the level of campus sustainability achieved with the LEED Gold University Center. The TEDC studio/workshop space serves as a dedicated hub for faculty, students, staff, and community members to plan, convene, create, assess, and showcase initiatives across disciplines and the university.
Director, Michelle DePass
Director Emeritus, Joel Towers
Associate Director, Ana Baptista
Administrator-at-Large, Tokombo Shobowale
David Bergman Andrew BernheimerNevin CohenNadia Elrokhsy Jean GardnerJamer HuntDavid LevenDavid J. LewisAlan H McGowanTimon McPhearsonMiodrag MitrasinovicRichard McGaheyShagun MehrotraEduardo Staszowski
The New School demonstrates our commitment to climate action and our solidarity with people converging on New York City for the historic People’s Climate March on September 21 with a week-long series of events focused on climate change. As a leader and official endorser of the March, The New School’s Climate Action Week includes a diverse set of programming directed towards the university and wider community for enriched learning and engagement opportunities, scholarship, innovation and creativity, solidarity and collective action, and highlighting New School’s values around climate justice and action.
People's Climate March350.org Climate Ambassadors Symposium This Changes Everything - Naomi KleinClimate Week Popup WorkshopsMSNBC: The Climate Change Generation Finds Its VoiceKickoff to Climate Action MarchRally Address#FrackOff
Michelle DePass, the Tishman Professor of Environmental Policy and Management and Dean of Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy continues to share her expertise in climate justice and equity across the country. These events include the Making Cities I³: Innovation, Incubation, Inclusion. Third International Symposium, US Human Rights Network 2014 Regional Meeting & Hearing (New Orleans, LA), and NYC Healthy Homes Summit, convened by WE ACT for Environmental Justice.
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Disaster Recovery and Preparedness Conference
WeACT Executive Order Celebration
TEDC Official Launch Event