Conceptual image showing chalk drawings of cityscape growing out of the ground

Making Space for Change

How can we redesign a public space to make it more environmentally sustainable?

Project Summary

Students are charged with the task of creating an environmentally sustainable redesign for a community space, such as a park, library, public square, empty lot, or community center. Students visit the space; research the local context, needs, resources, and constraints; and investigate principles of environmentally sustainable design. They engage in critique and revision processes that involve local community members and then present their solutions to key stakeholders.