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Final Reviews for Green New Deal Superstudio Fall Studios

As the fall semester winds down, studios are conducting their final reviews and many would like to invite all interested to attend virtually and/or serve as reviewers.

This past summer, the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) in association with the McHarg Center, the Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) invited designers to be part of the Green New Deal Superstudio, an open call for design responses to inform and advance these policy ideas. In the academic realm, 96 university and college design studios are participating in the Superstudio this fall. Across the US and beyond, approximately 1,500 students are translating the core goals of the Green New Deal—decarbonization, justice, and jobs—into design and planning projects for their respective regions.

The scope and breadth of these efforts reflect the all-encompassing character of the Green New Deal itself, and are a testament to the diverse thinking and solutions that the design disciplines are poised to deliver:

  • A studio at the University of Arkansas is exploring and planning for resilient low-carbon food systems and technologies in the Fayetteville region to ameliorate environmental injustice.
  • At the University of Michigan, students are applying Green New Deal principles to the built environment to envision what four Rustbelt cities could look like in 2050.
  • Students at the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Architecture are investigating hydrological risk and adaptation in the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor.
  • A studio at Pratt Institute is working with a consortium of local organizations and experts to examine socio-ecological systems in the Jamaica Bay region of New York City with the goal of formulating radical forms of re-investment.   

If you’ve been wanting to get involved with the Superstudio, here is your chance.

As the fall semester winds down, studios are conducting their final reviews and many would like to invite all interested to attend virtually and/or serve as reviewers. Reviews take place from mid-November through the end of the year, and there are a wide variety of topics and geographies.

Whether it’s developing a master plan for Miami watersheds, revitalizing economically-marginalized neighborhoods in Pittsburg, generating solar energy in Berkeley, or some other aspect of the Green New Deal principles relevant to your locale or interests, there are plenty of opportunities to check out and inform projects that tackle the range of pressing challenges we face in the 21st century

Browse the studio catalogue to learn more about the variety of projects taking place, then sign up to receive information and connect with the studios that most interest you.

LAF is grateful to the many individuals and organizations that provide financial support towards fulfilling our mission to support the preservation, improvement, and enhancement of the environment.

Much of what LAF is able to accomplish would not be possible without the thought leadership and financial investment of our major supporters, including ASLA, which provides over $125,000 of in-kind support annually.

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