Category: Pollution

Celebrating UDL@10

by | December 18, 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 […]

UDL Wins Coastal SEES Grant

by | November 27, 2013

In September 2013, the National Science Foundation announced that the Urban Design Lab (UDL) had been awarded a five year, $2.5 million Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) grant to study how New York City urban green infrastructure can mitigate coastal zone pollution. UDL Co-Director Patricia Culligan leads a team integrating urban planning and […]

Gowanus Canal Study

by | November 1, 2013

The Urban Design Lab (UDL) was asked in November 2013 to participate in a Tuition Aid Grant as Technical Advisor for the Gowanus Canal Superfund Site in Brooklyn, continuing a research commitment to the revitalization of the area that started in 2006 with a broad study of the area and the analysis of pollution, remediation possibilities, and […]

Hancock and the Marcellus Shale: Gas Extraction along the Upper Delaware

by | September 24, 2009

The Urban Design Lab (UDL) announced in September 2009 its publication of Hancock and the Marcellus Shale: Visioning the Impacts of Natural Gas Extraction along the Upper Delaware, the fourth in a series of documents produced in conjunction with graduate level research seminars in the Urban Design Program at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and […]

Upper Delaware: Gas Drilling Impact Study

by | February 2, 2009

The Urban Design Lab assisted in February 2009 in organizing and facilitating a research seminar with students from the Urban Design Program and Environmental Law Clinic at Columbia University. Students researched and analyzed the environmental constituents associated with the practice of gas drilling as part of an initiative in collaboration with the Upper Delaware Preservation […]