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Grant Winner Stephen Metts on New York State’s Fraught Energy Future

Stephen Metts, part-time faculty at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, is developing an online mapping platform and database for citizen activism with a faculty grant from the Tishman Center. Learn more about his project, New York’s energy future, and its implications in the new Presidential Administration in his own words. […]

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Searching for a Marine Plastic Pollution Solution

Tishman Center Faculty Grant Project enters digital phase with Collab course this semester. By Barent Roth, Tishman Center Affiliated Faculty When people first learn about the horrific marine plastic pollution problem in our ocean’s gyres, they are predictably outraged. Sadly it is often just as predictable that they will be left with only a limited (albeit necessary) […]

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Laura Sansone’s Textile Lab Promotes Ethical Textile Production

Laura Sansone, Assistant Professor of Alternative Fashion Systems at Parsons School of Design, is the founder of Textile Lab, an ongoing project that examines environmentally responsible textile methods and community based systems of production. One of the Textile Lab’s primary objectives is to educate the public about fashion waste, which contributes to increased greenhouse gas emissions […]

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Nadia Elrokhsy On Teaching Sustainability in Interior Design Panel for AIA New York

Nadia Elrokhsy, Assistant Professor of Sustainable Interior Design and Interim Director of the BFA in Architectural Design and the BS in Urban Design programs will be speaking on a panel about unifying pedagogy needed to teach holistic, human-centered interior design to the next generation of students and professionals. Check out the event information below! Teaching Sustainability […]

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Get to Know Titania Inglis

Titania Inglis, a part-time Lecturer at Parsons School of Fashion and new Tishman Center Affiliated Faculty, is an award-winning fashion designer who takes a cradle-to-cradle approach, applying her philosophy of lush minimalism — less, but better — to process, product, and end use. Learn more about her, her background, and her work in sustainability and fashion! Q: What inspired your interest in […]

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Timon McPhearson advocates for including science when planning the future of cities

Timon McPhearson, Chair of Environmental Studies, Assistant Professor of Urban Ecology, and Tishman Center Affiliated Faculty co-published a paper with a team of experts in Nature called Scientists must have a say in the future of cities. In this paper, McPhearson and his co-authors say that it is imperative to scale up urban research and foster a […]

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Nadia Elrokshy: Faculty and Volunteer for Energy and Environmental Design in New York City

Nadia Elrokhsy, Interim Director of the BFA Architectural Design and BS Urban Design programs at Parsons, is an active volunteer member with a number of energy and environmental design initiatives in New York City. As part of her ongoing commitment to the fields of the built environment, sustainability and design for resilience, she is currently serving […]

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Kristin Reynolds Publishes Book “Beyond the Kale”

Kristin Reynolds, Lecturer in Environmental Studies, Food Studies, and Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management and Associate Professor at CUNY School of Public Health, Nevin Cohen recently published Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City. Description: Urban agriculture is increasingly considered an important part of creating just and sustainable cities. Yet the benefits that many […]

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Professor Mindy Fullilove Selected for New National Leadership Program to Build Culture of Health

(New York, NY) With their ability to design research to meet urgent community needs, and to directly apply research to create change, researchers and community leaders—such as directors of nonprofits,  faith leaders, organizers or advocates—are powerful partners for impacting urgent community health needs. As one of only 15 three-person teams selected, Mindy Fullilove, Professor of […]

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Mehdi Salehi’s Drones For Refugees Project Featured in Greek Reporter

Mehdi Salehi‘s project, Drones for Refugees, was recently profiled in the Greek Reporter. Drones for Refugees is a real-time drone monitoring system and can cover the area of the Mediterranean where refugees usually cross during the day or night. It streams live footage of the refugee’s boats and their exact geographical location. These drones will […]

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