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Glynwood Center Report: Agriculture in the Hudson Valley Region

by |February 11th, 2011

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

Urban Design Lab abroad

by |February 1st, 2011

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

Haiti Housing Collaborative Design

by |January 12th, 2011

January 12, 2011, marked the first anniversary of the Haiti earthquake that claimed some 250,000 victims and stunned the world. With the goal of helping the rebuilding effort, Richard Gonzalez participated as a juror in an international housing competition organized by the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY) Global Dialogues Committee’s Haitian Housing… read more

FoodWorks: A Vision to Improve NYC’s Food System

by |November 23rd, 2010

In November 2010, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn released FoodWorks, a comprehensive report outlining policy recommendations for New York City’s food systems. Urban Design Lab (UDL) Assistant Director Michael Conard, who sits on the City Council’s Food Policy Advisory Board, and UDL Project Manager Kubi Ackerman were significantly involved in shaping the report, which reflects many… read more

The New York City Regional Foodshed

by |January 28th, 2010

The Urban Design Lab, in partnership with the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture , has received support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund to further research on the New York City Regional Foodshed Project. The study will evaluate the potential capacity of agricultural production and distribution infrastructure in the New York City region toward the development of strategies… read more

Dirt Cafe’ Sitopia

by |December 17th, 2009

Of the various initiatives geared to develop a deeper understanding of the underlying implications food has on human life, few could be more pertinent than a discussion around a table. In this spirit, the Urban Design Lab in December 2009 contributed to the climate change discussion, joining an event in Copenhagen sharing experience in food… read more

Food and Climate Change Summit

by |December 12th, 2009

The panel “The Foodshed: Promoting Sustainable Local Agriculture” at the Food and Climate Change Summit at New York University (NYU) in December 2009 saw a crowded gathering for a description of a potential New York City’s Foodshed. The urban Deisign Lab’s Michael Conard led the panel in partnership with the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. The… read more

Ultra-Ex: Redesigning Urban Green

by |December 9th, 2009

Engineering and architecture students presented the first results of a highly integrated effort between Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) and Graduation School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) and many different partners inside and outside the university in December 2009. The Ultra-Ex studio was taught by professors Patricia Culligan… read more

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