The Fall Urban Design Studio at Columbia GSAPP explored the Hudson Valley's rural/urban socio-spatial ecosystems to address the global climate crisis as part of a school-wide collaboration "Public Works for a Green New Deal." Drawing from the students diverse creative and analytical skills, the 14 projects presented here offer new ways of rethinking various layers of social and physical infrastructure. Working closely with local stakeholders, elected officials, organizations, non-profits, community groups, and planning and design professionals these provocations identify pathways for systemic changes to the cities, towns, villages and landscapes of the region and envision just and equitable pathways towards decarbonizing the region.
Faculty Team: Kaja Kühl (Coordinator), Anna Dietzsch, Jerome Haferd, Liz McEnaney, Justin Moore,
Shachi Pandey, Raafi Rivero, David Smiley, Dragana Zoric