Richard Plunz, Director of the Urban Design Lab (UDL), lectured in November 2013 at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium on “Next Generation Urban Infrastructure: The Kumasi Case”, covering the UDL’s work in Kumasi, Ghana, during the previous two years. The lecture was part of the university’s “Cities in Development” series within its School of… read more
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Leigh Witthinghill presented at the Earth Institute’s Fall Fellow’s Symposium in November 2013 on the rooftop production potential of New York City. This presentation covered a decision tree Leigh has developed to determine the suitability of New York City rooftops for agriculture.
In November 2013, Katia Perini lectured at Lehigh University on vertical greening systems and the sustainable design practice for urban areas and also presented at the Earth Institute’s Junior Researchers Forum that month on the integration of vegetation. Her second book, Progettare il verde in citta’: strategie per un’Architettura sostenibile, was published that year by Franco… read more
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… read more
Richard Plunz was featured in October 2013 in a film interview on the future of Brooklyn shown at De Singel in Antwerp, Belgium, as part of an exhibition contrasting the development of the New York borough with urbanization in Flanders.
Leigh Witthinghill presented at the Ecological Society of America annual conference in Minneapolis in October 2013 on the evaluation of nutrient management and mulching strategies for vegetable production on an extensive green roof.
The Urban Design Lab (UDL) mapped and analyzed land-use and agricultural parcel distribution in the Hudson Valley Region for a report released in Februrary 2011 by the Glynwood Center, a longtime partner of the UDL. This work is part of the Lab’s focus on agriculture and food systems in the New York City region and… read more
January 2011 was a month of intense traveling for the Urban Design Lab (UDL) with Director Richard Plunz and Assistant Director Michael Conard giving a series of high profile presentations on their work in China. In Beijing, they offered an exemplar of their activity to a venture capital group undertaking large urban projects and a second… read more