Service City
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Design Strategies
Department: Integrated Design Curriculum
Course Number: PUIC 3610
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Service Design
  • Transdisciplinary Design
  • Urban Design
In this course, services will be explored within a specific territory under the notion of a place-based ecology. Services will be considered as support systems for community engagement in the active transformation of a space's character and surroundings. The concept of community will encompass residents, businesses, public administration, community-based groups, etc. The class will focus on public or quasi-public areas that are currently not considered conducive to social activity or conviviality, because they are either idle/abandoned, lack necessary security, are saturated by constant flux of people or vehicles, or other scenarios. In these particular “problematic” places, students will investigate the existing constituencies, analyze the multiplicity of actors, identify latent demands and design consistent services that contribute to the dynamization of the city.
Course Open to: Degree Students
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: All university undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisite(s): PUIC 3100 IDC Lab: Performance for Integrated Design majors; PUIC 3510 IDC Interfaces: Home Services for Integrated Design majors in Service Design Area of Study. Co-requisite(s): PUIC 3101 IDC Lab: Cooperative.


Open to Undergraduate students.