Greening the Gap: A Green Infrastructure & Waterfront Access Plan for a Healthier East Harlem

Working with local environmental nonprofit TreesNY, Greening the Gap studio participants created a green infrastructure waterfront access plan for the Manhattan neighborhood of East Harlem. In this plan, students successfully bridged the gap between providing rigorous technical analysis and actively engaging members of the community. By utilizing a community-based planning methodology, the students engaged East [...]

By |2017-07-16T17:57:33-04:00June 27th, 2013|Comments Off on Greening the Gap: A Green Infrastructure & Waterfront Access Plan for a Healthier East Harlem

Vision Port Richmond

Overview Vision Port Richmond is a comprehensive community plan created by the fall 2012 Hunter College Urban Planning Studio. The plan was created for the Port Richmond Anti-Violence Task Force, a community organization dedicated to combating racism and anti-immigrant sentiment, reducing violence, and ameliorating racial and cultural tensions in the Port Richmond community of Staten [...]

By |2016-02-28T00:30:39-05:00June 15th, 2013|Comments Off on Vision Port Richmond

New Jersey Edge

The New Jersey Edge studio seeks to create a plan for a neglected neighborhood on the edge of northern Jersey City and southwest Hoboken. This neighborhood is the home of the Lackawanna Center, a 1.3 million square foot warehouse and the focus of the study. The studio’s client, Emmes Asset Management, seeks to increase occupancy [...]

By |2022-03-17T14:08:55-04:00June 14th, 2013|Comments Off on New Jersey Edge

Green Spaces, Blue Gowanus

Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal, now an EPA Superfund site, has a reputation for its pollution, the legacy of years and years of industrial land uses and combined sewer overflows (CSOs). Green Spaces, Blue Gowanus, in partnership with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, identified green infrastructure in private residential spaces — backyards — as a direct, cost-effective, and [...]

By |2016-02-28T01:50:11-05:00June 8th, 2013|Comments Off on Green Spaces, Blue Gowanus