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Re-Thinking Maplewood, NJ By Urban Design Lab
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Urban regions are expanding rapidly beyond their boundaries. Communities within the peripheries will inevitably experience growth within their population while places to live will be highly sought... More > after. The America 2050 plan outlines the cities of Boston, Washington DC and New York to become ‘Megaregions’ of density and economic generation. Clustered suburban communities within the nodal pathways will experience an increase in growth as demands towards housing options, places of work and recreational venues will need to facilitate the projected increase of 17 million new residences in the Northeast alone. Maplewood New Jersey is an example of a community that would witness such growth patterns. Due to its geographic location and supportive infrastructure such as rail lines, bus networks and education system, smart development strategies need to concur in order to foster and maintain development in a sustainable manner.< Less
Destination Sud: Haiti By Urban Design Lab
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As part of the Côte Sud Initiative (CSI)1 , a multi-institutional, multi-sectorial research and development initiative in the Côte Sud (South Coast) region of Haiti, the Urban Design Lab... More > was tasked with investigating the current push for tourism development in the region. Included in this work has been the involvement of a Spring 2012 Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Urban Design seminar that studied how the proposed construction of a visitor center might be spatially-conceptualized and effectively coupled with ongoing research and aid initiatives in the region.< Less
Hancock and the Marcellus Shale By Urban Design Lab
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With the publication, Hancock & The Marcellus Shale: Visioning the Impacts of Natural Gas Extraction Along the Upper Delaware, the team evaluates and visualizes the impacts of natural gas... More > drilling in the Delaware River watershed on the local economy and the local environment. Natural gas hydraulic fracturing, a new technique for extracting natural gas from within deep shale deposits, has the capacity to alter lifestyle and landscape at a scale not seen in the Catskills since the creation of the New York City Watershed system. Requiring almost a million gallons of freshwater per day (with chemical additives) for each operating well, natural gas hydraulic fracturing creates the ability to exploit large natural gas reserves in New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio, now estimated at 500 trillion cubic feet, which were previously considered inaccessible.< Less
Game Changers for Puerto Plata By Urban Design Lab
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Cities throughout the world will balance questions regarding growth and ecological sustainability as they proceed towards development and economic enhancement. This document will address these issues... More > in one of the first European settlements in the new world, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. The goal will be to outline a master plan for the province with a 20 year timeline objective.< Less
Half Full? Water Futures In the Western Catskills By Urban Design Lab
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The initial idea seemed simple enough. The Project Team would research water, specifically focusing on the watersheds in the Upper Delaware and Western Catskills. Why water, and why... More > here? Historically, water has been a critical economic generator for both local and regional development. Locally, for example, the extensive network of waterways gave rise to projects such as the Delaware & Hudson Canal, which served as an unprecedented economic boon to Sullivan County when it was built in 1828. Regionally, the area’s water has provided New York City with drinking water for nearly a century, through what is still the country’s largest unfiltered public water supply system. More recently, the sustainability and future of this water has been the subject of intense controversy following the debates surrounding the potential impacts of natural gas drilling in the watershed.< Less
Re-Envisioning Health In Kumasi By Urban Design Lab
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I am very pleased that the Millennium Cities Initiative and the Urban Design Lab at the Earth Institute, and the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) Urban Design... More > program at Columbia University have been coming to Kumasi for the past two years to work alongside students of the Department of Planning at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to together address important urban issues in Kumasi. I am also glad that this work has been done in cooperation with our traditional authorities, government leaders and communities. I hope that the poposed projects, written essays, and compiled research for sustainable development for Kumasi will be studied and used by the traditional authorities, governmental bodies, academic institutions and citizen groups, to help transform Kumasi into a city with an enterprising economy, good ecology, and a healthy society. OTUMFUO OSEI TUTU II ASANTEHENE< Less
RE-ENVISIONING HEALTH IN KUMASI By Urban Design Lab
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I am very pleased that the Millennium Cities Initiative and the Urban Design Lab at the Earth Institute, and the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) Urban Design... More > program at Columbia University have been coming to Kumasi for the past two years to work alongside students of the Department of Planning at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to together address important urban issues in Kumasi. I am also glad that this work has been done in cooperation with our traditional authorities, government leaders and communities. I hope that the poposed projects, written essays, and compiled research for sustainable development for Kumasi will be studied and used by the traditional authorities, governmental bodies, academic institutions and citizen groups, to help transform Kumasi into a city with an enterprising economy, good ecology, and a healthy society.” OTUMFUO OSEI TUTU II ASANTEHENE< Less
Mantua Primer By Urban Design Lab
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Mantua Primer: Toward a Program for Environmental Change Prepared under the direction of Richard Plunz
Manyatta By Urban Design Lab
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This guide represents the work of a graduate research seminar given in the Spring 2015 at Columbia University. It engaged graduate and postgraduate students in urban design and engineering. The... More > mandate was to fill a gap in considering the possibilities for infrastructural development in Manyatta; a gap that involves the most basic tools such that immediate concerns can be addressed by those most immediately deprived.< Less
Alternative Futures for New Rochelle By Urban Design Lab
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As the northernmost frontier of New York City on the Long Island Sound, New Rochelle provides an untapped urban core with all the benefits and diversity of a large city and the bucolic lifestyle of... More > an exclusive suburb. This unprecedented urban canvas provided the perfect ingredients for an out of the box thinking process to assist the City of New Rochelle in becoming the perfect talent and transit oriented destination for future generations. Through an urban lens, Columbia University has explored the amount and type of growth that ideally should occur in each section of the city.< Less

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