Dec 21 2011
NYIT is the first School of Architecture to Participate in NYC DDC’s innovative “Town and Gown” program
The graduate program in Urban and Regional Design completed a project for Town + Gown entitled, "What Color is Mixed Use on a Land Use Map?". Town + Gown is in the New York City Department of Design and Construction and directed by Terri Matthews. "Town + Gown is a systematic action research program aimed at collectively increasing applied built environmental research, information transfer and understanding. Town + gown marshals and coordinates research and academic institutions with programs of study overlapping the Built Environmental disciplines: Management, Economics, Law, Technology and Design." This was the first project executed by a school of architecture and published in the annual Building Ideas : Systemic Action Research in the Built Environment , Volume Two 2010-11. The project was completed by ten graduate students in the course Issues of Practice with Professor Michael Schwarting. "This project is the foundation for an exploration of how a city's traditional land use map might be transformed to relate better to contemporary planning and urban design theories and be more useful as a tool."
NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE - GRADUATE PROGRAM IN URBAN AND REGIONAL DESIGN