Urban Research and Design, an Upper School course taught by Dr. Michael Naragon, engages students through a year-long examination of the challenges of urban landscapes, and how various disciplines can promote the creation of communities that connect people and places, raise the quality of life, and address recognized obstacles to sustainability.
This spring, students researched the proposed Lawrenceville Arsenal Park and Leslie Park redevelopment projects. They participated in site visits of the parks, examined current events and news coverage, and met with local agencies, master planners, business owners, and other stakeholders. Students worked collaboratively to consider the needs of the community, to address various issues, and to create original proposals for the redevelopment of these two neighborhood parks.
Join us for engaging presentations and conversation about the students’ creative proposals.