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Develop the transdisciplinary systems thinking and problem-solving skills to address today’s complex environmental and climate challenges through participatory processes and an environmental justice lens, in our STEM certified graduate sustainability studies program at the intersection of science, design, and policy.
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Type
Graduate, MS
Start Term
Fall or Spring
Credits
40
Duration
2 years
Courses
Plan of Study
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Sustainable Environmental Systems at Pratt

The Master of Science in Sustainable Environmental Systems (SES) is one of the nation’s most innovative, interdisciplinary, systems-based sustainability programs. This STEM certified degree program is designed to meet today’s increasing demand for environmental professionals, uniquely combining environmental science, sustainable design, and climate policy. Leveraging professional faculty and courses across the Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment, students learn the interdisciplinary skills and systems-thinking approach needed to assess contemporary environmental issues; catalyze innovative environmental problem-solving; uphold environmental and social justice; and engage diverse stakeholders in designing and developing sustainable plans, policies, and communities.

We also offer a 9-credit Advanced Certificate in Sustainable Environmental Systems. For information on both the MS program and Advanced Certificate, contact Leonel Lima Ponce, Academic Director, MS in Sustainable Environmental Systems, lponce@pratt.edu.

Student Work

Take a look at examples of work by recent Sustainable Environmental Systems graduates, and imagine what you might be able to do!

The Experience

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Interdisciplinary, socially engaged, and justice-driven, our tight-knit community is connected by a shared mission for collective environmental and climate action. The SES program welcomes students with a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees, recognizing that sustainability work is most effective when integrating diverse experiences. Students entering the program with relevant professional experience, or with a Bachelor of Architecture or relevant 5-year or Masters degree, may receive up to 10 credits of advanced standing—and the commensurate tuition savings. With class sizes of just 8-12 students, you’ll collaborate closely with your colleagues, faculty, and industry and community partners to learn, share and apply the skills and tools needed to improve environmental  systems and meet real world challenges. 

In Sustainable Environmental Systems, program-wide interdisciplinary connections are complemented by curricular and extracurricular opportunities in GCPE, the School of Architecture, Pratt Institute, and beyond. We work closely with campus stakeholders including Pratt’s Sustainability Coalition and the Pratt Sustainability Center to assess campus sustainability, coordinate Pratt Earth Action Week, and develop campus as a living laboratory projects. Beyond Pratt’s gates, our practice based approach, experiential learning opportunities, and climate action research initiatives such as RAMP (Recover Adapt Mitigate Plan) allow you to tailor and maximize your graduate experience.

Participatory and Professional Practice

Through studios, client-based capstone projects, practicums, applied research, partnerships and public programs, you’ll have opportunities to have a real world impact on sustainable and just development with New York City, regional, and even international communities and partners. Sustainable Environmental Systems courses are taught by innovative civic, community, and government leaders who are active in promoting best sustainability practices in environmental science, management, policy, planning and design in the NYC region and beyond. You’ll learn from one another, the faculty, community partners, and our powerful professional network. Most classes meet at night to accommodate working students and your ongoing professional development.

Internships & Fellowships

Virtually every student is assured a fellowship or internship with an organization, agency, or professional practice during their time in the program. Grant-funded research projects provide additional project-based opportunities to work with our faculty and partners. Longstanding opportunities include the Environmental Justice Fellowship with the NYC Environmental Justice Alliance and its members, and the SWIM (Stormwater Infrastructure Matters) Coalition Fellowship. Recently, Sustainable Environmental Systems fellows and interns have worked with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice, NYC Department of Environmental Protection, New York Sustainable Energy Research and Development Agency (NYSERDA), UN-Habitat,  UPROSE, The Point CDC, El Puente, Resilience Education Training and Innovation (RETI) Center,, , Urban Green Council, and the Pratt Sustainability Center.

International Exchange and Study Abroad

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As climate change continues to disproportionately impact frontline communities around the world, emergent international solutions can galvanize action, foster solidarity, and lead to inclusive approaches. Our international student body values sharing experiences across geographies and cultures, and expands on this practice through our study abroad courses. The SES Sustainability Knowledge Exchange has recently visited grassroots organizations, industry and academic partners, and government officials in Brazil, the Netherlands, and Puerto Rico. Students have also traveled to Cuba, Japan, and Germany through courses offered across Pratt Institute. Contact us to find out where we might engage next!

Our Faculty

Sustainable Environmental Systems faculty are  predominantly full time practitioners, working at the forefront of complex environmental challenges and equitable climate action in New York City and beyond. At the MS in SES and GCPE, your professors bring their commitment, passion, and experience into the classroom to support student learning and professional development. See all Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment faculty and administrators.

MS in SES faculty include:

  1. Leonel Ponce

    Academic Director of Sustainable Environmental Systems; Visiting Assistant Professor

  2. Lida Aljabar

    Visiting Assistant Professor

  3. Rafael De Balanzo Joue

    Visiting Assistant Professor

  4. Damon Chaky

    Associate Professor

  5. Raymond Figueroa Jr

    Visiting Instructor

  6. Sophonie Joseph

    Adjunct Associate Professor

  7. Richard Leigh

    Visiting Professor

  8. Elliott Maltby

    Adjunct Associate Professor

  9. Paul Mankiewicz

    Visiting Associate Professor

  10. Gita Nandan

    Adjunct Associate Professor

  11. Juan Camilo Osorio

    Associate Professor

  12. Carolyn Shafer

    Director of Sustainability for Academic Affairs; Visiting Assistant Professor

  13. Ira Stern

    Adjunct Associate Professor

  14. Samara Swanston

    Visiting Assistant Professor

Our Alumni

Distinguished Pratt MS in SES graduates are leading diverse and thriving careers in leadership roles as environmental managers, sustainable designers, policy analysts, resiliency planners, low-impact developers, researchers, and climate justice advocates, collaborating across sectors to develop thriving communities.

Current and recent SES alumni jobs include:

  • Associate Program Manager, United Nations – Habitat Programme
  • Policy Advisor, Clean Energy & Equity, NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice
  • Planner II: Resilience and Waterfront, Boston Planning and Development Agency
  • Sustainability Planner, Capital District Regional Planning Commission, Albany, NY
  • Resilience Director, Palm Beach County, FL
  • Chief of Staff, Center for Urban Innovation, NYC Economic Development Corporation
  • Senior Program Officer, Wind Institute, New Jersey Economic Development Authority 
  • Senior Program Manager, Made in NYC, Pratt Center for Community Development
  • Deputy Managing Attorney, EarthJustice
  • Research Fellow, Urban Ocean Lab
  • Senior Planner, Regional Plan Association
  • Water Resource Engineer, Jacobs
  • Senior Project Manager, G & S Solar
  • Energy Analyst, Arcadis
  • Director, Design and Construction, Tishman Speyer
  • Landscape Designer, MNLA

Success Stories

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Upcoming Information Sessions

All times ET

Fall 2023

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 10am -12pm (virtual)
Thursday, October 19, 2023 3 – 5pm (In Person + Campus Tour + Studio Visit)
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 10am – 12pm (Virtual + Application Q&A)

Spring 2024

Thursday, April 11, 2023 10am – 12pm (Virtual)

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  • Join SWIM Coalition, NY/NJ Harbor Estuary Program (HEP), and Pratt Institute’s Master of Science in Sustainable Environmental Systems program for our second engagement session, as we work together to understand how we interact with our waters, and how we can move toward fishable and swimmable waterways while centering accessibility and equity.

This second session will highlight ongoing water issues in and around Brooklyn and the NY-NJHarbor through discussions about water quality, habitat and ecological health, and public access and stewardship efforts. 

HEP will also provide an update of the State of the Estuary Report. 

We want you to share your vision, goals, concerns and challenges for our harbor estuary!

Fishable and Swimmable Brooklyn: Help Make Our Harbor Accessible & Equitable
Wednesday, June 26th, 6-8pm
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn campus
200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

The event is free and open to all, and food will be served.
Registration is required (link in bio).
  • Join SWIM Coalition, NY/NJ Harbor Estuary Program (HEP), and Pratt Institute’s Master of Science in Sustainable Environmental Systems program for two engagement sessions this month to understand how we move toward fishable swimmable waterways while centering accessibility and equity.

The first session will highlight ongoing water issues in New York City and the Harbor through discussions in water quality, habitat and ecological health, and public access and stewardship efforts. HEP will also provide an update of the State of the Estuary Report. We want you to share your vision, goals, concerns and challenges for our harbor estuary!

Tuesday, June 18, 6-8pm: Virtual Event
Fishable and Swimmable New York City: Help Make Our Harbor Accessible & Equitable

The event is free and open to all,
RSVP required (link in bio).

Stay tuned for more information about the in person, Brooklyn-focused event!

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¡Acompáñenos! SWIM Coalition, NY/NJ Harbor Estuary Program (HEP) y el
Departamento de Maestría de Ciencias en Sistemas Ambientales Sostenibles de Pratt Institute han programado dos foros de participación este mes, acerca de cómo lograr que nuestras aguas estén suficientemente limpias para pescar y nadar, centrando la accesibilidad y la equidad.

En la primera sesione hablaremos de los problemas actuales con el agua en Nueva York, con discusiones sobre la calidad del agua, el hábitat y la salud ecológica, y los esfuerzos para mejorar el acceso público y el cuidado de estos recursos. HEP también presentará una actualización sobre el Informe sobre el Estado del Estuario. ¡Queremos saber sobre su visión, metas, preocupaciones y retos para nuestro estuario y puerto! 

Martes, 18 de junio, 6-8pm: Evento virtual
Una NYC donde se pueda pescar y nadar: Ayude a crear acceso y equidad en nuestro puerto.

Evento gratuito y abierto a todo el público.
Es necesario registrarse (link en bio). 

@nynjhep @swimcoalition @prattinstitute
  • It’s time!

#PrattGrad24 @prattinstitute  #Commencement  @radiocitymusichall
  • Thank you to the MS in Sustainable Environmental Systems class of 2023-2024!

Fall 2023:
Jassi Anand
Alli DiGiacomo
Dhwani Bipinkumar Patel (not pictured)
Nia Starr (not pictured)

Spring 2024:
Ricky Bourke (not pictured)
Melissa Chow (not pictured)
Shibani Debnath
Aditi Galande
Raísa Lin Garden-Lucerna
Apurva Jhamb
Yassmin Lawzi
Bansri Makadiya
Syed Chand Nabil
Radhika Patel (not pictured)
Shruti Rathi (not pictured)
Nicole Saul Nigri (not pictured)
Omer Topaz

We look forward to seeing you walk across the stage tomorrow at @radiocitymusichall for the @prattinstitute Commencement ceremony, and to your bright careers in sustainability. Congratulations!

#PrattGrad2024 #Graduation #GradSchool #SustainableEnvironmentalSystems #SustainabilityCareers #celebration
  • Meet our graduating students and learn about their transdisciplinary, justice drive work during next Friday, May 9th’s #PrattShows2024 Alumni and Professionals reception!

See link in bio for more information and registration.
  • Pratt’s Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment invites you to our Spring 2024 Super Thursday, a presentation of the semester’s community engaged studio work from across our four degree programs.

Join us next Thursday, May 2nd, 5:30pm-8:00pm EDT.

In person:
Higgins Hall Auditorium
61 St. James Pl.
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Virtually on Zoom

Registration required! See link in bio to register.

Three studios will present this semester:

- PR-839 Heritage Documentation (introductory)
location: Flatbush Avenue / Little Caribbean

- UPM-609 Placemaking Lab (introductory)
location: Berry Open Street, Banker’s Anchor, Bedford Slip
partner: North Brooklyn Open Streets

- SES-739 Green Infrastructure (advanced)
location: Naval Cemetery Landscape and Brooklyn Greenway (Wallabout, Brooklyn)
partner: Brooklyn Greenway Initiative

#studio #StudentWork #sustainability #preservation #design #placemaking #planning #SustainableDesign #GreenInfrastructure #CommunityEngagement #praxis #ServiceLearning #StudioShare #pratt #interdisciplinary
  • As we near the end of the Spring semester, it’s time for students to sign up for the MS in Sustainable Environmental Systems’ hands-on, experiential Summer 2024 All-Institute Electives! 

These five week, one credit courses place students in dialogue with grassroots and environmental advocates, elected officials, and practitioners in the field - through site visits, knowledge exchange, and service learning.

The SES-761B Wetland & Waterfront Planning course, taught by Carter Craft, runs on Wednesdays 5:00-7:50pm from June 26th to July 24th. Some site visits may happen at alternate times.

The course introduces students to physical planning for the waterfront and waterways, with a focus on the New York Harbor and New York New Jersey / Hudson River Estuary. Through site visits, boat tours, readings, and discussions with waterfront advocates, students develop and demonstrate an understanding of the complex environmental, economic, social, infrastructural, and political networks that dictate development of our waterfronts.

Register now!

Pratt Institute graduate students interested in registering for the course should email a brief statement of intent (2 sentences) to the faculty, SES Academic Director Leonel Lima Ponce (lponce@pratt.edu), and copy their Academic Advisor. 

#sustainability #WaterfrontPlanning #NatureBasedSolutions #WaterfrontAccess #CoastalAdaptation #class #GradSchool #elective #Pratt #Waterfront #development #CoastalAdaptation #WaterQuality #BoatTour #WalkingTour #waterways
  • As we near the end of the Spring semester, it’s time for students to sign up for the MS in Sustainable Environmental Systems’ hands-on, experiential Summer 2024 All-Institute Electives! 

These five week, one credit courses place students in dialogue with grassroots and environmental advocates, elected officials, and practitioners in the field - through site visits, knowledge exchange, and service learning.

The SES-762 Sustainable Urban Agriculture course, taught by Raymond Figueroa, Jr., runs on Tuesdays 5:00-7:50pm from June 25th to July 23rd. Some site visits may happen at alternate times.

The course explores the place and potential of urban agriculture in environmental planning, management, and development through a social equity and resilience lens. Students visit, volunteer, and learn from urban farms, farmers, and gardeners across New York City, engaging in a living survey of urban farming and community gardening as a response to inequitable environmental, social, economic, and political burdens and vulnerabilities - and their transformative potential as these communities face climate change.

Register now!

Pratt Institute graduate students interested in registering for the course should email a brief statement of intent (2 sentences) to the faculty, SES Academic Director Leonel Lima Ponce (lponce@pratt.edu), and copy their Academic Advisor. 

#UrbanAgriculture #CommunityGardens #LandUse #EnvironmentalJustice #FoodSecurity #EnvironmentalPlanning #EnvironmentalManagement #CommunityResilience #elective #Pratt #course #praxis
  • Final #Capstone presentations run through the next two weeks! Join us on Monday, April 29th, 5:00-7:30pm EDT for the final set of client-engaged applied research project presentations from the Spring 2024 MS in Sustainable Environmental Systems Capstone cohort:

Melissa Chow
Ricky Bourke
Raísa Lin Garden-Lucerna
Yassmin Lawzi

All presentations will be virtual, on Zoom. Registration required for each evening via the link in bio (and on the QR code). We look forward to seeing you there!

#AppliedResearch #Capstone #DemonstrationOfProfessionalCompetence #sustainability #GraduateSchool #STEM #interdisciplinary

#MarineFreight #EnvironmentalImpacts #LastMile #ElectricSchoolBus #ElectricFleet #CostBenefit #OverheadCharging #CommunityPlanning #EnvironmentalJustice #OralHistories #CulturalOrganizing #DeliveryWorkers #ExtremeHeat #HazardMitigation
Join SWIM Coalition, NY/NJ Harbor Estuary Program (HEP), and Pratt Institute’s Master of Science in Sustainable Environmental Systems program for our second engagement session, as we work together to understand how we interact with our waters, and how we can move toward fishable and swimmable waterways while centering accessibility and equity.

This second session will highlight ongoing water issues in and around Brooklyn and the NY-NJHarbor through discussions about water quality, habitat and ecological health, and public access and stewardship efforts. 

HEP will also provide an update of the State of the Estuary Report. 

We want you to share your vision, goals, concerns and challenges for our harbor estuary!

Fishable and Swimmable Brooklyn: Help Make Our Harbor Accessible & Equitable
Wednesday, June 26th, 6-8pm
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn campus
200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

The event is free and open to all, and food will be served.
Registration is required (link in bio).
Join SWIM Coalition, NY/NJ Harbor Estuary Program (HEP), and Pratt Institute’s Master of Science in Sustainable Environmental Systems program for our second engagement session, as we work together to understand how we interact with our waters, and how we can move toward fishable and swimmable waterways while centering accessibility and equity. This second session will highlight ongoing water issues in and around Brooklyn and the NY-NJHarbor through discussions about water quality, habitat and ecological health, and public access and stewardship efforts. HEP will also provide an update of the State of the Estuary Report. We want you to share your vision, goals, concerns and challenges for our harbor estuary! Fishable and Swimmable Brooklyn: Help Make Our Harbor Accessible & Equitable Wednesday, June 26th, 6-8pm Pratt Institute, Brooklyn campus 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY The event is free and open to all, and food will be served. Registration is required (link in bio).
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Join SWIM Coalition, NY/NJ Harbor Estuary Program (HEP), and Pratt Institute’s Master of Science in Sustainable Environmental Systems program for two engagement sessions this month to understand how we move toward fishable swimmable waterways while centering accessibility and equity.

The first session will highlight ongoing water issues in New York City and the Harbor through discussions in water quality, habitat and ecological health, and public access and stewardship efforts. HEP will also provide an update of the State of the Estuary Report. We want you to share your vision, goals, concerns and challenges for our harbor estuary!

Tuesday, June 18, 6-8pm: Virtual Event
Fishable and Swimmable New York City: Help Make Our Harbor Accessible & Equitable

The event is free and open to all,
RSVP required (link in bio).

Stay tuned for more information about the in person, Brooklyn-focused event!

---

¡Acompáñenos! SWIM Coalition, NY/NJ Harbor Estuary Program (HEP) y el
Departamento de Maestría de Ciencias en Sistemas Ambientales Sostenibles de Pratt Institute han programado dos foros de participación este mes, acerca de cómo lograr que nuestras aguas estén suficientemente limpias para pescar y nadar, centrando la accesibilidad y la equidad.

En la primera sesione hablaremos de los problemas actuales con el agua en Nueva York, con discusiones sobre la calidad del agua, el hábitat y la salud ecológica, y los esfuerzos para mejorar el acceso público y el cuidado de estos recursos. HEP también presentará una actualización sobre el Informe sobre el Estado del Estuario. ¡Queremos saber sobre su visión, metas, preocupaciones y retos para nuestro estuario y puerto! 

Martes, 18 de junio, 6-8pm: Evento virtual
Una NYC donde se pueda pescar y nadar: Ayude a crear acceso y equidad en nuestro puerto.

Evento gratuito y abierto a todo el público.
Es necesario registrarse (link en bio). 

@nynjhep @swimcoalition @prattinstitute
Join SWIM Coalition, NY/NJ Harbor Estuary Program (HEP), and Pratt Institute’s Master of Science in Sustainable Environmental Systems program for two engagement sessions this month to understand how we move toward fishable swimmable waterways while centering accessibility and equity.

The first session will highlight ongoing water issues in New York City and the Harbor through discussions in water quality, habitat and ecological health, and public access and stewardship efforts. HEP will also provide an update of the State of the Estuary Report. We want you to share your vision, goals, concerns and challenges for our harbor estuary!

Tuesday, June 18, 6-8pm: Virtual Event
Fishable and Swimmable New York City: Help Make Our Harbor Accessible & Equitable

The event is free and open to all,
RSVP required (link in bio).

Stay tuned for more information about the in person, Brooklyn-focused event!

---

¡Acompáñenos! SWIM Coalition, NY/NJ Harbor Estuary Program (HEP) y el
Departamento de Maestría de Ciencias en Sistemas Ambientales Sostenibles de Pratt Institute han programado dos foros de participación este mes, acerca de cómo lograr que nuestras aguas estén suficientemente limpias para pescar y nadar, centrando la accesibilidad y la equidad.

En la primera sesione hablaremos de los problemas actuales con el agua en Nueva York, con discusiones sobre la calidad del agua, el hábitat y la salud ecológica, y los esfuerzos para mejorar el acceso público y el cuidado de estos recursos. HEP también presentará una actualización sobre el Informe sobre el Estado del Estuario. ¡Queremos saber sobre su visión, metas, preocupaciones y retos para nuestro estuario y puerto! 

Martes, 18 de junio, 6-8pm: Evento virtual
Una NYC donde se pueda pescar y nadar: Ayude a crear acceso y equidad en nuestro puerto.

Evento gratuito y abierto a todo el público.
Es necesario registrarse (link en bio). 

@nynjhep @swimcoalition @prattinstitute
Join SWIM Coalition, NY/NJ Harbor Estuary Program (HEP), and Pratt Institute’s Master of Science in Sustainable Environmental Systems program for two engagement sessions this month to understand how we move toward fishable swimmable waterways while centering accessibility and equity. The first session will highlight ongoing water issues in New York City and the Harbor through discussions in water quality, habitat and ecological health, and public access and stewardship efforts. HEP will also provide an update of the State of the Estuary Report. We want you to share your vision, goals, concerns and challenges for our harbor estuary! Tuesday, June 18, 6-8pm: Virtual Event Fishable and Swimmable New York City: Help Make Our Harbor Accessible & Equitable The event is free and open to all, RSVP required (link in bio). Stay tuned for more information about the in person, Brooklyn-focused event! --- ¡Acompáñenos! SWIM Coalition, NY/NJ Harbor Estuary Program (HEP) y el Departamento de Maestría de Ciencias en Sistemas Ambientales Sostenibles de Pratt Institute han programado dos foros de participación este mes, acerca de cómo lograr que nuestras aguas estén suficientemente limpias para pescar y nadar, centrando la accesibilidad y la equidad. En la primera sesione hablaremos de los problemas actuales con el agua en Nueva York, con discusiones sobre la calidad del agua, el hábitat y la salud ecológica, y los esfuerzos para mejorar el acceso público y el cuidado de estos recursos. HEP también presentará una actualización sobre el Informe sobre el Estado del Estuario. ¡Queremos saber sobre su visión, metas, preocupaciones y retos para nuestro estuario y puerto! Martes, 18 de junio, 6-8pm: Evento virtual Una NYC donde se pueda pescar y nadar: Ayude a crear acceso y equidad en nuestro puerto. Evento gratuito y abierto a todo el público. Es necesario registrarse (link en bio). @nynjhep @swimcoalition @prattinstitute
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It’s time!

#PrattGrad24 @prattinstitute  #Commencement  @radiocitymusichall
It’s time! #PrattGrad24 @prattinstitute #Commencement @radiocitymusichall
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Thank you to the MS in Sustainable Environmental Systems class of 2023-2024!

Fall 2023:
Jassi Anand
Alli DiGiacomo
Dhwani Bipinkumar Patel (not pictured)
Nia Starr (not pictured)

Spring 2024:
Ricky Bourke (not pictured)
Melissa Chow (not pictured)
Shibani Debnath
Aditi Galande
Raísa Lin Garden-Lucerna
Apurva Jhamb
Yassmin Lawzi
Bansri Makadiya
Syed Chand Nabil
Radhika Patel (not pictured)
Shruti Rathi (not pictured)
Nicole Saul Nigri (not pictured)
Omer Topaz

We look forward to seeing you walk across the stage tomorrow at @radiocitymusichall for the @prattinstitute Commencement ceremony, and to your bright careers in sustainability. Congratulations!

#PrattGrad2024 #Graduation #GradSchool #SustainableEnvironmentalSystems #SustainabilityCareers #celebration
Thank you to the MS in Sustainable Environmental Systems class of 2023-2024! Fall 2023: Jassi Anand Alli DiGiacomo Dhwani Bipinkumar Patel (not pictured) Nia Starr (not pictured) Spring 2024: Ricky Bourke (not pictured) Melissa Chow (not pictured) Shibani Debnath Aditi Galande Raísa Lin Garden-Lucerna Apurva Jhamb Yassmin Lawzi Bansri Makadiya Syed Chand Nabil Radhika Patel (not pictured) Shruti Rathi (not pictured) Nicole Saul Nigri (not pictured) Omer Topaz We look forward to seeing you walk across the stage tomorrow at @radiocitymusichall for the @prattinstitute Commencement ceremony, and to your bright careers in sustainability. Congratulations! #PrattGrad2024 #Graduation #GradSchool #SustainableEnvironmentalSystems #SustainabilityCareers #celebration
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Meet our graduating students and learn about their transdisciplinary, justice drive work during next Friday, May 9th’s #PrattShows2024 Alumni and Professionals reception! See link in bio for more information and registration.
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Pratt’s Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment invites you to our Spring 2024 Super Thursday, a presentation of the semester’s community engaged studio work from across our four degree programs.

Join us next Thursday, May 2nd, 5:30pm-8:00pm EDT.

In person:
Higgins Hall Auditorium
61 St. James Pl.
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Virtually on Zoom

Registration required! See link in bio to register.

Three studios will present this semester:

- PR-839 Heritage Documentation (introductory)
location: Flatbush Avenue / Little Caribbean

- UPM-609 Placemaking Lab (introductory)
location: Berry Open Street, Banker’s Anchor, Bedford Slip
partner: North Brooklyn Open Streets

- SES-739 Green Infrastructure (advanced)
location: Naval Cemetery Landscape and Brooklyn Greenway (Wallabout, Brooklyn)
partner: Brooklyn Greenway Initiative

#studio #StudentWork #sustainability #preservation #design #placemaking #planning #SustainableDesign #GreenInfrastructure #CommunityEngagement #praxis #ServiceLearning #StudioShare #pratt #interdisciplinary
Pratt’s Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment invites you to our Spring 2024 Super Thursday, a presentation of the semester’s community engaged studio work from across our four degree programs.

Join us next Thursday, May 2nd, 5:30pm-8:00pm EDT.

In person:
Higgins Hall Auditorium
61 St. James Pl.
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Virtually on Zoom

Registration required! See link in bio to register.

Three studios will present this semester:

- PR-839 Heritage Documentation (introductory)
location: Flatbush Avenue / Little Caribbean

- UPM-609 Placemaking Lab (introductory)
location: Berry Open Street, Banker’s Anchor, Bedford Slip
partner: North Brooklyn Open Streets

- SES-739 Green Infrastructure (advanced)
location: Naval Cemetery Landscape and Brooklyn Greenway (Wallabout, Brooklyn)
partner: Brooklyn Greenway Initiative

#studio #StudentWork #sustainability #preservation #design #placemaking #planning #SustainableDesign #GreenInfrastructure #CommunityEngagement #praxis #ServiceLearning #StudioShare #pratt #interdisciplinary
Pratt’s Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment invites you to our Spring 2024 Super Thursday, a presentation of the semester’s community engaged studio work from across our four degree programs.

Join us next Thursday, May 2nd, 5:30pm-8:00pm EDT.

In person:
Higgins Hall Auditorium
61 St. James Pl.
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Virtually on Zoom

Registration required! See link in bio to register.

Three studios will present this semester:

- PR-839 Heritage Documentation (introductory)
location: Flatbush Avenue / Little Caribbean

- UPM-609 Placemaking Lab (introductory)
location: Berry Open Street, Banker’s Anchor, Bedford Slip
partner: North Brooklyn Open Streets

- SES-739 Green Infrastructure (advanced)
location: Naval Cemetery Landscape and Brooklyn Greenway (Wallabout, Brooklyn)
partner: Brooklyn Greenway Initiative

#studio #StudentWork #sustainability #preservation #design #placemaking #planning #SustainableDesign #GreenInfrastructure #CommunityEngagement #praxis #ServiceLearning #StudioShare #pratt #interdisciplinary
Pratt’s Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment invites you to our Spring 2024 Super Thursday, a presentation of the semester’s community engaged studio work from across our four degree programs.

Join us next Thursday, May 2nd, 5:30pm-8:00pm EDT.

In person:
Higgins Hall Auditorium
61 St. James Pl.
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Virtually on Zoom

Registration required! See link in bio to register.

Three studios will present this semester:

- PR-839 Heritage Documentation (introductory)
location: Flatbush Avenue / Little Caribbean

- UPM-609 Placemaking Lab (introductory)
location: Berry Open Street, Banker’s Anchor, Bedford Slip
partner: North Brooklyn Open Streets

- SES-739 Green Infrastructure (advanced)
location: Naval Cemetery Landscape and Brooklyn Greenway (Wallabout, Brooklyn)
partner: Brooklyn Greenway Initiative

#studio #StudentWork #sustainability #preservation #design #placemaking #planning #SustainableDesign #GreenInfrastructure #CommunityEngagement #praxis #ServiceLearning #StudioShare #pratt #interdisciplinary
Pratt’s Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment invites you to our Spring 2024 Super Thursday, a presentation of the semester’s community engaged studio work from across our four degree programs.

Join us next Thursday, May 2nd, 5:30pm-8:00pm EDT.

In person:
Higgins Hall Auditorium
61 St. James Pl.
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Virtually on Zoom

Registration required! See link in bio to register.

Three studios will present this semester:

- PR-839 Heritage Documentation (introductory)
location: Flatbush Avenue / Little Caribbean

- UPM-609 Placemaking Lab (introductory)
location: Berry Open Street, Banker’s Anchor, Bedford Slip
partner: North Brooklyn Open Streets

- SES-739 Green Infrastructure (advanced)
location: Naval Cemetery Landscape and Brooklyn Greenway (Wallabout, Brooklyn)
partner: Brooklyn Greenway Initiative

#studio #StudentWork #sustainability #preservation #design #placemaking #planning #SustainableDesign #GreenInfrastructure #CommunityEngagement #praxis #ServiceLearning #StudioShare #pratt #interdisciplinary
Pratt’s Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment invites you to our Spring 2024 Super Thursday, a presentation of the semester’s community engaged studio work from across our four degree programs. Join us next Thursday, May 2nd, 5:30pm-8:00pm EDT. In person: Higgins Hall Auditorium 61 St. James Pl. Brooklyn, NY 11238 Virtually on Zoom Registration required! See link in bio to register. Three studios will present this semester: - PR-839 Heritage Documentation (introductory) location: Flatbush Avenue / Little Caribbean - UPM-609 Placemaking Lab (introductory) location: Berry Open Street, Banker’s Anchor, Bedford Slip partner: North Brooklyn Open Streets - SES-739 Green Infrastructure (advanced) location: Naval Cemetery Landscape and Brooklyn Greenway (Wallabout, Brooklyn) partner: Brooklyn Greenway Initiative #studio #StudentWork #sustainability #preservation #design #placemaking #planning #SustainableDesign #GreenInfrastructure #CommunityEngagement #praxis #ServiceLearning #StudioShare #pratt #interdisciplinary
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As we near the end of the Spring semester, it’s time for students to sign up for the MS in Sustainable Environmental Systems’ hands-on, experiential Summer 2024 All-Institute Electives! 

These five week, one credit courses place students in dialogue with grassroots and environmental advocates, elected officials, and practitioners in the field - through site visits, knowledge exchange, and service learning.

The SES-761B Wetland & Waterfront Planning course, taught by Carter Craft, runs on Wednesdays 5:00-7:50pm from June 26th to July 24th. Some site visits may happen at alternate times.

The course introduces students to physical planning for the waterfront and waterways, with a focus on the New York Harbor and New York New Jersey / Hudson River Estuary. Through site visits, boat tours, readings, and discussions with waterfront advocates, students develop and demonstrate an understanding of the complex environmental, economic, social, infrastructural, and political networks that dictate development of our waterfronts.

Register now!

Pratt Institute graduate students interested in registering for the course should email a brief statement of intent (2 sentences) to the faculty, SES Academic Director Leonel Lima Ponce (lponce@pratt.edu), and copy their Academic Advisor. 

#sustainability #WaterfrontPlanning #NatureBasedSolutions #WaterfrontAccess #CoastalAdaptation #class #GradSchool #elective #Pratt #Waterfront #development #CoastalAdaptation #WaterQuality #BoatTour #WalkingTour #waterways
As we near the end of the Spring semester, it’s time for students to sign up for the MS in Sustainable Environmental Systems’ hands-on, experiential Summer 2024 All-Institute Electives! 

These five week, one credit courses place students in dialogue with grassroots and environmental advocates, elected officials, and practitioners in the field - through site visits, knowledge exchange, and service learning.

The SES-761B Wetland & Waterfront Planning course, taught by Carter Craft, runs on Wednesdays 5:00-7:50pm from June 26th to July 24th. Some site visits may happen at alternate times.

The course introduces students to physical planning for the waterfront and waterways, with a focus on the New York Harbor and New York New Jersey / Hudson River Estuary. Through site visits, boat tours, readings, and discussions with waterfront advocates, students develop and demonstrate an understanding of the complex environmental, economic, social, infrastructural, and political networks that dictate development of our waterfronts.

Register now!

Pratt Institute graduate students interested in registering for the course should email a brief statement of intent (2 sentences) to the faculty, SES Academic Director Leonel Lima Ponce (lponce@pratt.edu), and copy their Academic Advisor. 

#sustainability #WaterfrontPlanning #NatureBasedSolutions #WaterfrontAccess #CoastalAdaptation #class #GradSchool #elective #Pratt #Waterfront #development #CoastalAdaptation #WaterQuality #BoatTour #WalkingTour #waterways
As we near the end of the Spring semester, it’s time for students to sign up for the MS in Sustainable Environmental Systems’ hands-on, experiential Summer 2024 All-Institute Electives! These five week, one credit courses place students in dialogue with grassroots and environmental advocates, elected officials, and practitioners in the field - through site visits, knowledge exchange, and service learning. The SES-761B Wetland & Waterfront Planning course, taught by Carter Craft, runs on Wednesdays 5:00-7:50pm from June 26th to July 24th. Some site visits may happen at alternate times. The course introduces students to physical planning for the waterfront and waterways, with a focus on the New York Harbor and New York New Jersey / Hudson River Estuary. Through site visits, boat tours, readings, and discussions with waterfront advocates, students develop and demonstrate an understanding of the complex environmental, economic, social, infrastructural, and political networks that dictate development of our waterfronts. Register now! Pratt Institute graduate students interested in registering for the course should email a brief statement of intent (2 sentences) to the faculty, SES Academic Director Leonel Lima Ponce (lponce@pratt.edu), and copy their Academic Advisor. #sustainability #WaterfrontPlanning #NatureBasedSolutions #WaterfrontAccess #CoastalAdaptation #class #GradSchool #elective #Pratt #Waterfront #development #CoastalAdaptation #WaterQuality #BoatTour #WalkingTour #waterways
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As we near the end of the Spring semester, it’s time for students to sign up for the MS in Sustainable Environmental Systems’ hands-on, experiential Summer 2024 All-Institute Electives! 

These five week, one credit courses place students in dialogue with grassroots and environmental advocates, elected officials, and practitioners in the field - through site visits, knowledge exchange, and service learning.

The SES-762 Sustainable Urban Agriculture course, taught by Raymond Figueroa, Jr., runs on Tuesdays 5:00-7:50pm from June 25th to July 23rd. Some site visits may happen at alternate times.

The course explores the place and potential of urban agriculture in environmental planning, management, and development through a social equity and resilience lens. Students visit, volunteer, and learn from urban farms, farmers, and gardeners across New York City, engaging in a living survey of urban farming and community gardening as a response to inequitable environmental, social, economic, and political burdens and vulnerabilities - and their transformative potential as these communities face climate change.

Register now!

Pratt Institute graduate students interested in registering for the course should email a brief statement of intent (2 sentences) to the faculty, SES Academic Director Leonel Lima Ponce (lponce@pratt.edu), and copy their Academic Advisor. 

#UrbanAgriculture #CommunityGardens #LandUse #EnvironmentalJustice #FoodSecurity #EnvironmentalPlanning #EnvironmentalManagement #CommunityResilience #elective #Pratt #course #praxis
As we near the end of the Spring semester, it’s time for students to sign up for the MS in Sustainable Environmental Systems’ hands-on, experiential Summer 2024 All-Institute Electives! 

These five week, one credit courses place students in dialogue with grassroots and environmental advocates, elected officials, and practitioners in the field - through site visits, knowledge exchange, and service learning.

The SES-762 Sustainable Urban Agriculture course, taught by Raymond Figueroa, Jr., runs on Tuesdays 5:00-7:50pm from June 25th to July 23rd. Some site visits may happen at alternate times.

The course explores the place and potential of urban agriculture in environmental planning, management, and development through a social equity and resilience lens. Students visit, volunteer, and learn from urban farms, farmers, and gardeners across New York City, engaging in a living survey of urban farming and community gardening as a response to inequitable environmental, social, economic, and political burdens and vulnerabilities - and their transformative potential as these communities face climate change.

Register now!

Pratt Institute graduate students interested in registering for the course should email a brief statement of intent (2 sentences) to the faculty, SES Academic Director Leonel Lima Ponce (lponce@pratt.edu), and copy their Academic Advisor. 

#UrbanAgriculture #CommunityGardens #LandUse #EnvironmentalJustice #FoodSecurity #EnvironmentalPlanning #EnvironmentalManagement #CommunityResilience #elective #Pratt #course #praxis
As we near the end of the Spring semester, it’s time for students to sign up for the MS in Sustainable Environmental Systems’ hands-on, experiential Summer 2024 All-Institute Electives! These five week, one credit courses place students in dialogue with grassroots and environmental advocates, elected officials, and practitioners in the field - through site visits, knowledge exchange, and service learning. The SES-762 Sustainable Urban Agriculture course, taught by Raymond Figueroa, Jr., runs on Tuesdays 5:00-7:50pm from June 25th to July 23rd. Some site visits may happen at alternate times. The course explores the place and potential of urban agriculture in environmental planning, management, and development through a social equity and resilience lens. Students visit, volunteer, and learn from urban farms, farmers, and gardeners across New York City, engaging in a living survey of urban farming and community gardening as a response to inequitable environmental, social, economic, and political burdens and vulnerabilities - and their transformative potential as these communities face climate change. Register now! Pratt Institute graduate students interested in registering for the course should email a brief statement of intent (2 sentences) to the faculty, SES Academic Director Leonel Lima Ponce (lponce@pratt.edu), and copy their Academic Advisor. #UrbanAgriculture #CommunityGardens #LandUse #EnvironmentalJustice #FoodSecurity #EnvironmentalPlanning #EnvironmentalManagement #CommunityResilience #elective #Pratt #course #praxis
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Final #Capstone presentations run through the next two weeks! Join us on Monday, April 29th, 5:00-7:30pm EDT for the final set of client-engaged applied research project presentations from the Spring 2024 MS in Sustainable Environmental Systems Capstone cohort:

Melissa Chow
Ricky Bourke
Raísa Lin Garden-Lucerna
Yassmin Lawzi

All presentations will be virtual, on Zoom. Registration required for each evening via the link in bio (and on the QR code). We look forward to seeing you there!

#AppliedResearch #Capstone #DemonstrationOfProfessionalCompetence #sustainability #GraduateSchool #STEM #interdisciplinary

#MarineFreight #EnvironmentalImpacts #LastMile #ElectricSchoolBus #ElectricFleet #CostBenefit #OverheadCharging #CommunityPlanning #EnvironmentalJustice #OralHistories #CulturalOrganizing #DeliveryWorkers #ExtremeHeat #HazardMitigation
Final #Capstone presentations run through the next two weeks! Join us on Monday, April 29th, 5:00-7:30pm EDT for the final set of client-engaged applied research project presentations from the Spring 2024 MS in Sustainable Environmental Systems Capstone cohort:

Melissa Chow
Ricky Bourke
Raísa Lin Garden-Lucerna
Yassmin Lawzi

All presentations will be virtual, on Zoom. Registration required for each evening via the link in bio (and on the QR code). We look forward to seeing you there!

#AppliedResearch #Capstone #DemonstrationOfProfessionalCompetence #sustainability #GraduateSchool #STEM #interdisciplinary

#MarineFreight #EnvironmentalImpacts #LastMile #ElectricSchoolBus #ElectricFleet #CostBenefit #OverheadCharging #CommunityPlanning #EnvironmentalJustice #OralHistories #CulturalOrganizing #DeliveryWorkers #ExtremeHeat #HazardMitigation
Final #Capstone presentations run through the next two weeks! Join us on Monday, April 29th, 5:00-7:30pm EDT for the final set of client-engaged applied research project presentations from the Spring 2024 MS in Sustainable Environmental Systems Capstone cohort:

Melissa Chow
Ricky Bourke
Raísa Lin Garden-Lucerna
Yassmin Lawzi

All presentations will be virtual, on Zoom. Registration required for each evening via the link in bio (and on the QR code). We look forward to seeing you there!

#AppliedResearch #Capstone #DemonstrationOfProfessionalCompetence #sustainability #GraduateSchool #STEM #interdisciplinary

#MarineFreight #EnvironmentalImpacts #LastMile #ElectricSchoolBus #ElectricFleet #CostBenefit #OverheadCharging #CommunityPlanning #EnvironmentalJustice #OralHistories #CulturalOrganizing #DeliveryWorkers #ExtremeHeat #HazardMitigation
Final #Capstone presentations run through the next two weeks! Join us on Monday, April 29th, 5:00-7:30pm EDT for the final set of client-engaged applied research project presentations from the Spring 2024 MS in Sustainable Environmental Systems Capstone cohort:

Melissa Chow
Ricky Bourke
Raísa Lin Garden-Lucerna
Yassmin Lawzi

All presentations will be virtual, on Zoom. Registration required for each evening via the link in bio (and on the QR code). We look forward to seeing you there!

#AppliedResearch #Capstone #DemonstrationOfProfessionalCompetence #sustainability #GraduateSchool #STEM #interdisciplinary

#MarineFreight #EnvironmentalImpacts #LastMile #ElectricSchoolBus #ElectricFleet #CostBenefit #OverheadCharging #CommunityPlanning #EnvironmentalJustice #OralHistories #CulturalOrganizing #DeliveryWorkers #ExtremeHeat #HazardMitigation
Final #Capstone presentations run through the next two weeks! Join us on Monday, April 29th, 5:00-7:30pm EDT for the final set of client-engaged applied research project presentations from the Spring 2024 MS in Sustainable Environmental Systems Capstone cohort:

Melissa Chow
Ricky Bourke
Raísa Lin Garden-Lucerna
Yassmin Lawzi

All presentations will be virtual, on Zoom. Registration required for each evening via the link in bio (and on the QR code). We look forward to seeing you there!

#AppliedResearch #Capstone #DemonstrationOfProfessionalCompetence #sustainability #GraduateSchool #STEM #interdisciplinary

#MarineFreight #EnvironmentalImpacts #LastMile #ElectricSchoolBus #ElectricFleet #CostBenefit #OverheadCharging #CommunityPlanning #EnvironmentalJustice #OralHistories #CulturalOrganizing #DeliveryWorkers #ExtremeHeat #HazardMitigation
Final #Capstone presentations run through the next two weeks! Join us on Monday, April 29th, 5:00-7:30pm EDT for the final set of client-engaged applied research project presentations from the Spring 2024 MS in Sustainable Environmental Systems Capstone cohort:

Melissa Chow
Ricky Bourke
Raísa Lin Garden-Lucerna
Yassmin Lawzi

All presentations will be virtual, on Zoom. Registration required for each evening via the link in bio (and on the QR code). We look forward to seeing you there!

#AppliedResearch #Capstone #DemonstrationOfProfessionalCompetence #sustainability #GraduateSchool #STEM #interdisciplinary

#MarineFreight #EnvironmentalImpacts #LastMile #ElectricSchoolBus #ElectricFleet #CostBenefit #OverheadCharging #CommunityPlanning #EnvironmentalJustice #OralHistories #CulturalOrganizing #DeliveryWorkers #ExtremeHeat #HazardMitigation
Final #Capstone presentations run through the next two weeks! Join us on Monday, April 29th, 5:00-7:30pm EDT for the final set of client-engaged applied research project presentations from the Spring 2024 MS in Sustainable Environmental Systems Capstone cohort: Melissa Chow Ricky Bourke Raísa Lin Garden-Lucerna Yassmin Lawzi All presentations will be virtual, on Zoom. Registration required for each evening via the link in bio (and on the QR code). We look forward to seeing you there! #AppliedResearch #Capstone #DemonstrationOfProfessionalCompetence #sustainability #GraduateSchool #STEM #interdisciplinary #MarineFreight #EnvironmentalImpacts #LastMile #ElectricSchoolBus #ElectricFleet #CostBenefit #OverheadCharging #CommunityPlanning #EnvironmentalJustice #OralHistories #CulturalOrganizing #DeliveryWorkers #ExtremeHeat #HazardMitigation
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