Design and Urban Ecologies Methods 3
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Level: Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Design Strategies
Department: Urban Design
Course Number: PGUD 5260
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This course introduces geospatial technologies tailored to participatory, community-based research and activist agendas for urban spaces. The class explores open source desktop and web-based geospatial tool-sets for research, design and visualization of urban conditions, as well as strategies for intervention and transformation of issues and challenges facing urban communities. Students will gain valuable experience in harnessing ‘open data’ and creating innovative mapping tools for the empowerment local urban communities. These projects will feature opportunities for students to engage local communities; ground their emerging geospatial skills in real-world urban issues; and draw significant thematic connections broadly with their ongoing urban studies.
Open to: MS in Design and Urban Ecologies majors only; others by permission of program. Pre-requisite(s): PGUD 5170 Urban Ecologies Methods 2.
Course Open to: Majors Only


Open to Graduate students.