Urban Ecology Studio

City Riffs: Urbanism, Ecology, Place

by |September 8th, 2017

Urban Design Lab Director Richard Plunz will introduce his new book City Riffs: Urbanism, Ecology, Place in New York on September 21, 2017 at the Italian Academy of Columbia University, located at 1161 Amsterdam Avenue, at 6:00 PM City Riffs traces the changing perspectives on urban design within an ever-changing global context, and considers trans-disciplinary… read more

UDL Concludes New Rochelle Study

by |May 30th, 2014

The Urban Design Lab (UDL) announces its most recent publication, titled Alternative Futures for New Rochelle: The Next Generation Live/Work City. This comprehensive urban study was sponsored by the City of New Rochelle in order to help devise alternative spatial strategies for a series of development clusters located in its downtown. The project proposes to transform New Rochelle from a mainly commuter… read more

GSAPP Graduate Students Present Final New Rochelle Proposals

by |December 4th, 2013

In December, the ongoing Urban Design Lab (UDL) strategic development studies for the City of New Rochelle hosted the final design review of projects from the joint Urban Ecology Studio between Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. Under the direction of UDL Director Richard… 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

Go Green East Harlem Studio: Food Security and Urban Agriculture.

by |January 30th, 2009

This joint architecture and engineering studio proposing innovative environmental projects for East Harlem was presented to the GoGreen meeting convened by then-Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer in January 2009. This was the sixth such studio taught by Patricia Culligan of Columbia University’s Fu School of Engineering and Applied Science and Richard Plunz of the Graduate… read more