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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 […]

Green Facades and Living Wall Systems

by | November 20, 2013

Katia Perini, an Urban Design Lab post-doctoral researcher, lectured in November 2013 at the Illinois Institute of Technology on greening the building envelope: green façades and living wall systems for sustainable urban areas.

The Next Generation Urban Infrastructure Lecture

by | November 12, 2013

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 […]

The Role of Green Roof Technology in Stormwater Management

by | November 12, 2013
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Patricia Culligan, Co-Director of the Urban Design Lab, lectured in November 2013 on “The Role of Green Roof Technology in Urban Stormwater Management” in the Bruce Podwal Seminar Series at the City College of New York. Her talk highlighted recent research and cost-benefit analyses of green roofs exploring the economic viability of this alternate technology.

NYC’s Rooftop Production Potencial

by | November 6, 2013

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.

Vertical Greening Systems and Sustainable Design

by | November 4, 2013

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 […]

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 […]

Brooklyn meets Flanders

by | October 30, 2013

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.