Date | May, 2016

Mehdi Salehi Supports Refugees’ Safety with Drones

  Mehdi Salehi, a part-time lecturer at Parsons School of Design and a refugee who left Afghanistan in 2001 and received political asylum in Greece, is leading a project that supports the safe arrival of refugees from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos. Drones for Refugees is a real-time drone monitoring system and can […]

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Tanya Kalmanovitch Creates Tar Sands Song Book and Engages Musicians Around Climate Action

Tanya Kalmanovitch, Associate Professor at Mannes and 2016 TEDC Faculty Grant Winner, will be examining her relationship between her artistic practice, her environmentalism, and her roots in Northern Alberta through Alberta’s Athabasca Tar Sands. Tanya’s project, the Tar Sands Song Book will use pipelines as a literal and figurative means of connecting music to oil […]

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Open Sustainability Courses Fall 2016

Congratulations to our New School graduates this year! For returning students, here are some courses that are still open for Fall 2016. MONDAY Principles of Environmental Science 8:00 PM – 9:50 PM. Taught by Konstantine Rountos, CRN 4634.  In order for management professionals to address issues of sustainability adequately, they need to know and understand some […]

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Managing Waste at The New School: Think Before You Toss

Guest blog from Erik Eibert, Assistant Director, Buildings Sustainable Initiatives   On a busy day at The New School, walking between classes, we all have numerous deadlines, activities and tasks racing through our minds- the least of which is finding the proper waste bin to match the dubious mix of trash that’s occupying our only free […]

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Earth Week 2016 In Pictures: A Gallery of Select Events from Earth Week 2016

Photos by J. Grassi. Climate Ribbons TEDC Faculty Research Panel TEDC Scholars Lunch and Learn Pop Up Print Shop Irresistible Resistance

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Barent Roth Leads TEDC Skills Lab: Plant Positive

  Barent Roth, part time lecturer in Product Design at Parsons, led a TEDC Skills Lab called “Plant Positive.” The Skills Lab looks at how avoiding animal agriculture can help prevent climate change. Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO’s) are environmental disasters but any consumption high on the food chain exacerbates resource depletion and exponentially magnifies […]

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Meet our TEDC Scholars: Corey Chao, MFA Transdisciplinary Design

Corey Chao, an MFA candidate in Transdicplinary Design at Parsons was one of the four students who were chosen to be a TEDC Scholar for 2016-2017. Corey comes from a diverse background working in ethnography, film, and digital media. His TEDC Scholars project will focus on exploring ways participatory media can lead to the creation of new […]

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TEDC Associate Director Ana Baptista Leads Skills Lab: TRANSFORMING OUR TRASH SYSTEMS

Ana Baptista, Associate Director of TEDC and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, led an interactive TEDC Skills Lab about transforming our trash systems, which examined zero waste policies and environmental justice implications. The Skills Lab covered the history of the Ironbound trash incinerator in […]

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David Bergman Contributes to “Sustainability Districts for NYC” Report

Assistant Professor David Bergman co-wrote, researched, and edited Sustainability Districts for NYC. The nearly 150 page report researched sustainability districts and related programs, and then dives more deeply into two specific programs: 2030 Districts and EcoDistricts, including descriptions of four existing districts in each program in other cities in North America. The report also looks at […]

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Global Urban Futures Project Hosts Interdisciplinary Workshop on Urban Policy Implications of International Conferences

The following article was written by Crista Carter (Masters in Urban Policy Analysis & Management 2016) and José Gálvez Contreras (Ph.D. in Public and Urban Policy 2019) On Tuesday, May 3, 2016 the Global Urban Futures Project at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy hosted an interdisciplinary urban policy workshop that brought together […]

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