Low Carbon Cities

News: Summer Update 2018

by |April 8th, 2019

The Summer High School Pilot Program “Sustainable Urbanization: New Designs for the Future City” ended on July 13th with a final presentation to the CEO of Harlem’s 125th Street Business Improvement District, Barbara Askins; the Columbia VP for Communication Victoria Benitez; Community Board 9 representatives; local architects, and education professionals. The students researched bridges between… read more

Celebrating UDL@10

by |December 18th, 2015

On December 8th the Urban Design Lab celebrated 10 years of research pushing the frontiers of urban innovation and interdisciplinary boundaries. There was acknowledgment of meaningful partnerships all over the world, and optimism about further collaborations. In a festive and warm atmosphere colleagues and partners from various professional backgrounds came together at Steelcase on Columbus… read more

South Korea Low Carbon City Project Progress Report

by |April 15th, 2015

On Friday April 17th, 2015, the Urban Design Lab (UDL) at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, along with the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) hosted a lecture on the Progress of the South Korea Low Carbon City Project by Dr Seiyong Kim, Director of the Low Carbon City Research Project, Professor of Architecture… read more

The Streetscape of 145th Street

by |May 14th, 2009

Across the United States, several urban and suburban areas show high carbon emissions attributed to transportation and residential uses. While New York City’s density and transit system keep per capita emissions at low levels, carbon emissions sources remain a topic of concern. The 145th Street corridor in Harlem is no exemption: a surface temperature map… read more