#Lang30: An Urban Ecologist Who Colors Outside the Lines

When he arrived at Eugene Lang College, Philip Silva wanted to pursue a career in journalism and anthropology. When he left, he had a degree in Urban Studies. Being a Lang student, Silva found a way to combine all these different interests into a successful, if unorthodox, career. “I’d be bored if I didn’t put all […]

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Saving the Environment, Stitch by Stitch

  Before a packed house at The New School’s University Center last Thursday, Simon Collins summed up the School of Fashion’s M.O.: “You can’t get through Parsons without knowing about sustainability.” Collins made his remarks at “Why Sustainable Fashion is Smart Business,” an event highlighting eco-friendly fashion design and manufacturing and attracting such industry heavyweights […]

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The New School Submits Bold Plan to Tackle Climate Change

With the news that 2014 ranks as the warmest year, worldwide, in recorded history, the effects of climate change are becoming impossible to ignore. Driven by its mission to confront real-world problems through bold and creative solutions, The New School is tackling this global crisis head on. This year, the university will pursue a comprehensive […]

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Pop-Up Site Invites Public To Take a Seat

The car had been parked on the northeast corner of 13th Street and 5th Avenue for the entire week, taking up space and collecting neon orange tickets. Students at Parsons School of Design had a more egalitarian vision for the space. But first, they had to get the car towed and out of the way. […]

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Parsons Alum Uses Design Solutions To Help Rockaway Residents in Sandy Aftermath

                                      After Hurricane Sandy hit her hometown of Rockaway Beach, N.Y., Jessica Klein (Design and Technology ’12) sprung into action. Armed with the skills she had learned at Parsons School of Design, she led a variety of […]

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TEDC Introduces #ClimateCitizen Guide

This month, TEDC debuted its inaugural #ClimateCitizen Guide, issuing a call to action for New School students to use their strengths in design, policy and social justice to take on climate change. The guide provides information about sustainability-oriented events and initiatives on campus, while prompting students to promote and share their own “climate actions” on […]

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Parsons-Led Student Competition Bolsters Rise of Urban Timber

Ever since the start of the Industrial Revolution, concrete and steel—the standard in large construction projects—have dominated our city’s skylines. However, over the past decade, the design industry has been looking increasingly toward timber as a sustainable, flexible material for the construction of high-rise buildings. In other words, say socially engaged designers, “timber is the […]

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