Design and Urban Ecologies Thesis
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Level: Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Design Strategies
Department: Urban Design
Course Number: PGUD 5310
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This course prepares students to construct the project begun in the third design studio. Students submit a written proposal and research materials to support a final project. They are encouraged to work collaboratively and hold group discussions as they continue with their research and develop realistic strategies for urban interventions involving local communities and institutions. They are required to design ways to test and implement these strategies. A thesis can take the form of any design, social or art practice, but must be situated within the transdisciplinary discursive space established during the first three semesters. In addition, they are required to design ways of testing and implementing the intervention strategies.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: MS in Design and Urban Ecologies majors only.


Open to Graduate students.


Open to Design & Urban Ecologies students.