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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 collaboration with communities.
John L. Tishman, a longtime trustee of The New School and real estate magnate who helped transform the face of the university’s campus and the New York City and Chicago skylines, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2016, at the age of 90.
From its inception in 2005, the Tishman Environment and Design Center (TEDC) has played a vital role at The New School and has contributed greatly to the university’s environmental philosophy, most notably through the launch of an interdisciplinary undergraduate Environmental Studies degree program that has provided students from three colleges with a wide array of academic experiences and supported internships.
TEDC has also played an active role in applying the university’s design and social justice tenets to the climate change movement in efforts including the launch of the university’s first
Climate Action Week as a lead-up to the People’s Climate March, the largest climate protest in history. TEDC has maintained this momentum with a renewed and expanded vision for addressing the increasingly urgent need to integrate design and environment to confront climate change and its effects on social justice; fostering efforts to enhance urban resilience; and providing New School faculty, students, and staff with opportunities for interdisciplinary research, teaching, practice, and environmental citizenship at a new level of intensity and on a wider range of issues.