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Students in the Theories of Urban Practice and the Design
and Urban Ecologies graduate programs at Parsons School of Design ask the kinds of questions that challenge conventional urban systems.
Join a dynamic, forward-thinking program that examines issues of urbanism, design, and policy in relation to social justice and inclusion. Redefine cities and urbanization processes, and pioneer initiatives that will bring about real, transformative change.
Change begins with a question. What will you ask?
Design and Urban Ecologies student Silvia Xavier discusses her innovative ideas on trash collection, supporting both urban dwellers and New York City's goal of achieving zero-waste status.
“We're challenging students to look at the city from multiple perspectives and preparing them to lead transdisciplinary teams for urban transformation.”
Miguel Robles-Durán, Faculty, Urban Ecologies and Urban Practice
The New School’s Parsons School of Design is renowned for offering an innovative approach to education, with a focus on critical thinking and collaboration. At the only design school within a comprehensive
university—The New School—you’ll have access to a truly interdisciplinary academic experience. Our world-class faculty guides students through rigorous training and practice-based learning, taking full advantage of the inspiration and opportunity only New York City can offer.