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Dirt Cafe’ Sitopia

by |December 17th, 2009

Of the various initiatives geared to develop a deeper understanding of the underlying implications food has on human life, few could be more pertinent than a discussion around a table. In this spirit, the Urban Design Lab in December 2009 contributed to the climate change discussion, joining an event in Copenhagen sharing experience in food… read more

Possible Urban Futures at the AIANY

by |October 27th, 2009

Richard Plunz, director of the Urban Design Lab (UDL), participated in an October 2009 discussion on possible urban futures with David Burney, then-Commissioner of the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) at “How Do We Design Successful Cities? Challenges and Solutions” event, sponsored by the New York Chapter of the American Institute of… read more

Seoul Design Olympiad

by |October 20th, 2009

The Urban Design Lab (UDL) was invited to participate in the Seoul Design Olympiad in South Korea in October 2009. This competition called for designers from all over the world to explore projects related to sustainability in the city of Seoul. The exhibit content focused on the theme “Architecture: A User Manual” and the UDL… read more


by |October 10th, 2009

The Urban Design Lab’s Maria Paola Sutto joined the T-Diversities Series in New York City, which explored issues related to urban sustainability, food and fair trade in celebration of the 2009 World Food Day. The T-Diversities series highlighted concerns related to climate change, food and urban agriculture, architecture, and design, with topics explored through interactions… read more

Redesigning “Urban Green”: Urban Ecology Studio

by |September 12th, 2009

Engineering and architecture students gathered for their first studio class in September 2009, eager to meet the challenge of Nilda Mesa, then-Assistant Vice President of Columbia University’s Office of Environmental Stewardship, to start at home: how to make Columbia University produce 50 percent less waste, use 50 percent less energy, and consume 50 percent less… read more