Urban Design Studio 4
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Design Strategies
Department: Urban Design
Course Number: PUUD 3801
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Urban Design
  • Urban Planning
  • Urban Studies
Working with community organizations and neighborhood residents, we will start to envision a new urban life and compose economic and design proposals, experiments, and prototypes to achieve various levels of economic and social impact. Environmental and social issues will be explored and urban design analysis undertaken (transportation, location of civic and retail buildings, statistics on neighborhoods, particular site conditions, relationship to other neighborhoods, particular characteristics, etc.). This information will be collated to formulate objective characteristics of the chosen neighborhood. Students will then be asked to identify the critical problems in the neighborhood. Based on the background and historical research and the physical on-the-ground research, students will identify problems ripe for design solutions. Through design research, conceptualization, iterations, and development, students will produce a sustainable and financially viable proposal that the non-profit and the city can implement in their future plans. The design should incorporate, confront, and resolve critical neighborhood issues.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: BS in Urban Design majors only; others by permission of BS in Urban Design program.


Open to Undergraduate students.