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Placemaking approaches public space from a people perspective, based on community needs and programming. You’ll understand the role that community building, economics, sustainability, management, urban design, and landscape design play in creating and maintaining successful public spaces.
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Type
Graduate, MS
Start Term
Fall Only
Credits
40
Duration
2 years
Courses
Plan of Study
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Urban Placemaking and Management at Pratt

We prepare professionals for this rapidly growing field. You’ll learn to create successful, vibrant, equitable, and economically viable public spaces using a bottom-up, community-driven, people-centric approach. Our program is for students with professionally oriented undergraduate education, professional degrees, or professional experience in architecture, engineering, environmental or landscape design, urban planning, or a background in geography, social sciences, and management. You’ll be immersed in the core skills of analysis, conceptual design, and management of the public realm in cities.

Student Work

Take a look at examples of work by recent Urban Placemaking and Management graduates.

The Experience

student site visit and interview with community partners, Murray Hill, Queens, 2023
Student site visit and interview with community partners, Murray Hill, Queens, 2023

Interdisciplinary, socially engaged, and justice-driven, our tight-knit community is connected by a shared mission for transformative change. With class sizes of just 8-12, you’ll collaborate closely with your team, faculty, and community partners to learn the skills needed to create strategies and systems that meet real-world challenges.

Studio Culture

class proposal for more nature and shade that serves multiple functions, Murray Hill, Queens, 2023
Class proposal for more nature and shade that serves multiple functions,  Murray Hill, Queens, 2023

You’ll strengthen your skills through two studios in which you’ll work in teams. Your first studio (the Lab Analysis class) allows you to tackle real placemaking challenges and connects you with a public space managed by a business improve­ment district, community-based group, or another organization. Your second studio will be an interdisciplinary studio with students from  the other GCPE programs.

Internships and Fellowships

Students have the opportunity to gain work experience in the field at some of the leading placemaking organizations in New York City.

The program provides a few students with the opportunity to do independent research focusing on placemaking. Past fellowship topics include public art and creative placemaking, European placemaking, architecture and place-based theory, place and identity, secret spaces, and placemaking in Southeast Asia.

Study Abroad

Empty urban lots converted by residents into community gardens, Havana, 2020
Empty urban lots converted by residents into community gardens, Havana, 2020
Student render of potential open space use, plaza greening & activation, Los Sitios, Havana, 2020
Student render of potential open space use, plaza greening & activation, Los Sitios, Havana, 2020

Immersing yourself in another culture is an incredible experience that can extend the boundaries of creativity. Study abroad programs are an integral part of the college experience, and Pratt has deep connections with university partners around the world. See where you can go.

Pratt Institute has a strong relationship with the main architecture school in Havana, Cuba and each spring semester, as part of a course of study,  students have the opportunity to spend a week in Havana working on a placemaking project.

Learning Resources

We develop disciplinary fluency in our program of study and we celebrate the interdisciplinary nature of design critical to address the plurality and complexity of the environments in which we operate. Learning resources

Our Faculty

Pratt’s distinguished faculty of outstanding creative professionals and scholars share a common desire to develop each student’s potential and creativity to the fullest. Bringing different views, methods, and perspectives they provide a rigorous educational model in which students make and learn. See all Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment faculty and administrators.

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David Burney

Academic Director of Urban Placemaking Management; Visiting Associate Professor

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Erin Lilli

Visiting Professor

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Lida Aljabar

Visiting Assistant Professor

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Emily Ahn Levy

Visiting Assistant Professor

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Margaret Walker

Visiting Assistant Professor

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Jack Travis

Adjunct Professor; SCPS Lecturer

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John Shapiro

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Stephen Davies

Visiting Assistant Professor

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Gabriel Vignoli

Visiting Professor

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Ronald Shiffman

Visiting Professor

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Signe Nielsen

Adjunct Professor

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Carlos Rodriguez Estevez

Visiting Assistant Professor

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Jonathan Martin

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Our Alumni

Pratt’s distinguished alumni are leading diverse and thriving careers, addressing critical challenges and creating innovative work that reimagines our world.

Where They Work

  • Carolyn Levine, 2021, founder of This Must be the Place
  • Devshri Shah, 2021, Senior Urban Planner, IBI Group
  • Jackson Chabot, 2019, Director of Advocacy and Organizing, Open Plans
  • Claudia de la Cruz, 2019, Planner, New York City Department of City Planning
  • Vaidehi Mody, 2020, Senior Planning Consultant, New York City Housing Authority

Success Stories

Ready for More?

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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)

Social Media

@prattplacemaking
Pratt MS Urban Placemaking & Management (UPM)

@prattplacemaking

  • Congratulation to our 2024 Graduates! We can’t wait to see what the future holds for you 🎉🎓🍾 #graduation#2024grad #GradCap#ClassOf2024 #CapsOff#upmstudents #prattupm #prattgcpe #prattinstitute #urbanplacemaking #placemakers #placemaking #publicspaces #communityengagement #departmentofcityplanning #gcpestudents #architecture
  • Meet Alumni Carolyn Levine (she/her) 2021 UPM graduate! 
 
You might know her from the job newsletter "This Must be the Place” , a job newsletter for placemaking professionals. She is originally from Rochester, Ny but now lives in Denver CO. Currently Carolyn works as the Manager of Civic Engagement at the Downtown Denver Partnership. She describes the partnership as “…a dynamic organization that works on every aspect of city-building. I get to work with our community members every day to connect them with opportunities to be engaged. It's easy to be optimistic in this job because there are so many people who want to roll up their sleeves and volunteer their time and expertise to make Downtown Denver a world class city.”

 
How the UPM Program inspired you and your work? 

The program's emphasis on social justice, equity, centering the community and understanding that public space is political really influenced how I see myself and my work. 

 How did you found out about the program? 

I read an article that mentioned the program and quoted David Burney (co-founder and director of the program), so I immediately googled it to learn more. 

#upmstudents #prattupm #prattgcpe #prattinstitute #urbanplacemaking #placemakers #placemaking #publicspaces #communityengagement #departmentofcityplanning #gcpestudents #architecture #projectforpublicspaces #spacebetweenbuildings #activeparks#downtowndenver#womeninurbanism
  • We are excited to announce 🌆 Public Space Challenges: From Theory to Practice to Policy! 🌆

Join us for a deep dive into the significance of public space in sustainable urban development! Despite its vital role, public space often takes a backseat in urban agendas. Let's bridge the gap between theory, practice, and policy to unlock the full potential of our cities.

International Symposium + Workshop
📅  April 25-27, 2024
🏢 Venue: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn Campus
📍 61 St James Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Co-organized by:
City Space Architecture
Pratt Institute – Urban Placemaking and Management

Co-hosts:
Luisa Bravo, Founder and President, City Space Architecture
David Burney, Academic Director, Pratt Institute, Urban Placemaking and Management

This event is open to the public. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the conversation shaping the future of our urban environments!

RSVP link in bio & more info at www.pratt.edu/gcpe-events

#PublicSpaceChallenges #UrbanDevelopment #SustainableCities #CommunityEngagement #PrattInstitute #CitySpaceArchitecture #NYCEvents
  • Aspiring graduate students! Our last admissions info session for this semester is coming up April 11, 10am-12pm virtual on zoom. Whether you’re actively applying to programs or considering it for the future, this session is a chance to see if joining one of our 4 masters programs is the right fit for you! Interdisciplinary, and at the forefront of equitable and sustainable approaches for communities, join us to learn more about our degrees in 

Historic Preservation 
Sustainable Environmental Systems 
Urban and Community Planning 
Urban Placemaking and Management 

RSVP LINK IN BIO, please rsvp by Apr 9.

#placemaking #urbanplacemaking #gradschool
  • Join us! Place Dialogues IV "The Utopian City and the Everyday" release party will be held March 26 from 3-5pm in Higgins Hall lobby (1st floor). Open to all Pratt students and faculty. Grab your copy of this student-led publication while they last & some snacks on your way in/out.

Also, a big shout-out to V and Noah for being awesome editors whilst working on their theses. 🎉🔥🔥

#placemaking #urbanism #urbanutopia #everydayurbanism #prattplacemaking #magazine #prattpublications
  • Congratulations to North Brooklyn Open Streets Community Coalition for a successful open house 🎉 NBKOSCC is the community client for UPM 609. The course is taught by alumni turned visitng Professor Emily Ahn Levy and visiting Professor Vaidehi Mody
(Photo credits to Vadehi Mody)
Check out a survey created by by our students!

#openstreets#Springbreak#CommunityEngament#Brooklyn#NBOSCC#pratt #prattplacemaking #prattplacemakers #placemakers #prattupm #upmprogram #gradschool #springcourses #spring2023 #springsemester2023 #courseselection #prattgcpe #prattgcpealum #urbanplanners
  • Attention GCPE second year, spring 2024 graduating students 📯 We have 3 workshops coming up to help you design your Thesis / Capstone / DPC posters! You can attend one or all of them! 

RSVP link in @prattgcpe bio.

✅ March 1, 3-5pm, IN PERSON HH211
✅ March 25, 5-8pm, IN PERSON HH406B
✅ April 9, 5-8pm, VIRTUAL/ZOOM
  • Meet Jackson Chabot (he/him) 2019 UPM Graduate!

He is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. He is currently in Brooklyn, NY and works as the Director of Advocacy and Organizing at Open Plans, where our mission is to transform how people experience New York City’s streets. We use grassroots advocacy and policy change to inspire structural reforms and cultural shifts. We promote a people-first street culture that prioritizes community, safety, joy, mobility and empowerment.

What were your favorite classes and why?

“I have fond memories of many of my classes but two stand out to me as being really special. The first was our lab class where we worked to create Hillel Plaza with the Flatbush Junction BID. The second was our Cuba studio. In both cases, I felt like we were learning by doing. Talking to people, taking photos, generating ideas etc. Placemaking is complex and nuanced work, so the hands-on team experience was really informative and beneficial for the work I do now.”

Where are they now?

“I lead our campaigns for Public Space Management and Building Blocks and have two people on my team who lead our Schools’ campaign and our Community Board campaign. To highlight our Public Space Management work, we believe everyone should have access to safe and joyful public space no matter where they live or their income. Right now, that just isn’t the case so we’ve been calling on the city to create an Office of Public Space Management. In the interim, we have been elated that the DOT is expanding its capabilities with a new $30 million public space management RFP this past summer and that this administration appointed the first-ever, Chief Public Realm Officer, Ya-Ting Liu this year. These are tremendous steps that are already paying dividends. Another aspect of my work I am really proud of is doing a series of videos with our current Borough Presidents on Open Streets in their borough. So far, I have done videos with four of the five, looking at your Staten Island to do one too!”
#upmstudents #prattupm #prattgcpe #prattinstitute #urbanplacemaking #placemakers #placemaking #publicspaces #communityengagement #departmentofcityplanning #gcpestudents #architecture #projec
  • Meet Claudia Castillo de la Cruz (She/Her) 2019 UPM graduate!

She is from Havana, Cuba, and is currently working as an urban designer for NYC Department of City Planning in Brooklyn. Claudia is working on different projects, focusing on the citywide proposal of the 'City of Yes for Housing Opportunity' for its complexity, scale, and challenges.

How did UPM inspire her work?

 “I really liked the classes that focused on how NYC works and the many processes among City Agencies. I was a public servant in Havana, and understanding how other cities work was of big interest to me which contributed to my path to the Department of City Planning.”

How did she find out about the UPM program?

“During the Obama Administration, a group of professors from Pratt Institute (Ron Shiffman, David Burney, John Shapiro, Steve Davies, among others) created an academic program with Cuban institutions and universities. We did a few studios focused on different neighborhoods in Havana. As an architect in Cuba, I was excited about how Pratt, and especially the UPM program, trained students to work in multidisciplinary teams from day one, and also the importance of the policies and management of public spaces after the design and construction phase. A few years later I changed my role and became a student at Pratt.”
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#upmstudents #prattupm #prattgcpe #prattinstitute #urbanplacemaking #placemakers #placemaking #publicspaces #communityengagement #departmentofcityplanning #gcpestudents #architecture #projectforpublicspaces #spacebetweenbuildings #activeparks #parkart #urbanart #streetvendors #washingtonsquarepark #energy #community #publicgood #emergenceofcities #cities #parks #internetplacemaking #historicpreservation #womeninurbanism
Congratulation to our 2024 Graduates! We can’t wait to see what the future holds for you 🎉🎓🍾 #graduation#2024grad #GradCap#ClassOf2024 #CapsOff#upmstudents #prattupm #prattgcpe #prattinstitute #urbanplacemaking #placemakers #placemaking #publicspaces #communityengagement #departmentofcityplanning #gcpestudents #architecture
Congratulation to our 2024 Graduates! We can’t wait to see what the future holds for you 🎉🎓🍾 #graduation#2024grad #GradCap#ClassOf2024 #CapsOff#upmstudents #prattupm #prattgcpe #prattinstitute #urbanplacemaking #placemakers #placemaking #publicspaces #communityengagement #departmentofcityplanning #gcpestudents #architecture
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Meet Alumni Carolyn Levine (she/her) 2021 UPM graduate! 
 
You might know her from the job newsletter "This Must be the Place” , a job newsletter for placemaking professionals. She is originally from Rochester, Ny but now lives in Denver CO. Currently Carolyn works as the Manager of Civic Engagement at the Downtown Denver Partnership. She describes the partnership as “…a dynamic organization that works on every aspect of city-building. I get to work with our community members every day to connect them with opportunities to be engaged. It's easy to be optimistic in this job because there are so many people who want to roll up their sleeves and volunteer their time and expertise to make Downtown Denver a world class city.”

 
How the UPM Program inspired you and your work? 

The program's emphasis on social justice, equity, centering the community and understanding that public space is political really influenced how I see myself and my work. 

 How did you found out about the program? 

I read an article that mentioned the program and quoted David Burney (co-founder and director of the program), so I immediately googled it to learn more. 

#upmstudents #prattupm #prattgcpe #prattinstitute #urbanplacemaking #placemakers #placemaking #publicspaces #communityengagement #departmentofcityplanning #gcpestudents #architecture #projectforpublicspaces #spacebetweenbuildings #activeparks#downtowndenver#womeninurbanism
Meet Alumni Carolyn Levine (she/her) 2021 UPM graduate! 
 
You might know her from the job newsletter "This Must be the Place” , a job newsletter for placemaking professionals. She is originally from Rochester, Ny but now lives in Denver CO. Currently Carolyn works as the Manager of Civic Engagement at the Downtown Denver Partnership. She describes the partnership as “…a dynamic organization that works on every aspect of city-building. I get to work with our community members every day to connect them with opportunities to be engaged. It's easy to be optimistic in this job because there are so many people who want to roll up their sleeves and volunteer their time and expertise to make Downtown Denver a world class city.”

 
How the UPM Program inspired you and your work? 

The program's emphasis on social justice, equity, centering the community and understanding that public space is political really influenced how I see myself and my work. 

 How did you found out about the program? 

I read an article that mentioned the program and quoted David Burney (co-founder and director of the program), so I immediately googled it to learn more. 

#upmstudents #prattupm #prattgcpe #prattinstitute #urbanplacemaking #placemakers #placemaking #publicspaces #communityengagement #departmentofcityplanning #gcpestudents #architecture #projectforpublicspaces #spacebetweenbuildings #activeparks#downtowndenver#womeninurbanism
Meet Alumni Carolyn Levine (she/her) 2021 UPM graduate! 
 
You might know her from the job newsletter "This Must be the Place” , a job newsletter for placemaking professionals. She is originally from Rochester, Ny but now lives in Denver CO. Currently Carolyn works as the Manager of Civic Engagement at the Downtown Denver Partnership. She describes the partnership as “…a dynamic organization that works on every aspect of city-building. I get to work with our community members every day to connect them with opportunities to be engaged. It's easy to be optimistic in this job because there are so many people who want to roll up their sleeves and volunteer their time and expertise to make Downtown Denver a world class city.”

 
How the UPM Program inspired you and your work? 

The program's emphasis on social justice, equity, centering the community and understanding that public space is political really influenced how I see myself and my work. 

 How did you found out about the program? 

I read an article that mentioned the program and quoted David Burney (co-founder and director of the program), so I immediately googled it to learn more. 

#upmstudents #prattupm #prattgcpe #prattinstitute #urbanplacemaking #placemakers #placemaking #publicspaces #communityengagement #departmentofcityplanning #gcpestudents #architecture #projectforpublicspaces #spacebetweenbuildings #activeparks#downtowndenver#womeninurbanism
Meet Alumni Carolyn Levine (she/her) 2021 UPM graduate! You might know her from the job newsletter "This Must be the Place” , a job newsletter for placemaking professionals. She is originally from Rochester, Ny but now lives in Denver CO. Currently Carolyn works as the Manager of Civic Engagement at the Downtown Denver Partnership. She describes the partnership as “…a dynamic organization that works on every aspect of city-building. I get to work with our community members every day to connect them with opportunities to be engaged. It's easy to be optimistic in this job because there are so many people who want to roll up their sleeves and volunteer their time and expertise to make Downtown Denver a world class city.” How the UPM Program inspired you and your work? The program's emphasis on social justice, equity, centering the community and understanding that public space is political really influenced how I see myself and my work. How did you found out about the program? I read an article that mentioned the program and quoted David Burney (co-founder and director of the program), so I immediately googled it to learn more. #upmstudents #prattupm #prattgcpe #prattinstitute #urbanplacemaking #placemakers #placemaking #publicspaces #communityengagement #departmentofcityplanning #gcpestudents #architecture #projectforpublicspaces #spacebetweenbuildings #activeparks#downtowndenver#womeninurbanism
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We are excited to announce 🌆 Public Space Challenges: From Theory to Practice to Policy! 🌆

Join us for a deep dive into the significance of public space in sustainable urban development! Despite its vital role, public space often takes a backseat in urban agendas. Let's bridge the gap between theory, practice, and policy to unlock the full potential of our cities.

International Symposium + Workshop
📅  April 25-27, 2024
🏢 Venue: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn Campus
📍 61 St James Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Co-organized by:
City Space Architecture
Pratt Institute – Urban Placemaking and Management

Co-hosts:
Luisa Bravo, Founder and President, City Space Architecture
David Burney, Academic Director, Pratt Institute, Urban Placemaking and Management

This event is open to the public. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the conversation shaping the future of our urban environments!

RSVP link in bio & more info at www.pratt.edu/gcpe-events

#PublicSpaceChallenges #UrbanDevelopment #SustainableCities #CommunityEngagement #PrattInstitute #CitySpaceArchitecture #NYCEvents
We are excited to announce 🌆 Public Space Challenges: From Theory to Practice to Policy! 🌆

Join us for a deep dive into the significance of public space in sustainable urban development! Despite its vital role, public space often takes a backseat in urban agendas. Let's bridge the gap between theory, practice, and policy to unlock the full potential of our cities.

International Symposium + Workshop
📅  April 25-27, 2024
🏢 Venue: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn Campus
📍 61 St James Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Co-organized by:
City Space Architecture
Pratt Institute – Urban Placemaking and Management

Co-hosts:
Luisa Bravo, Founder and President, City Space Architecture
David Burney, Academic Director, Pratt Institute, Urban Placemaking and Management

This event is open to the public. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the conversation shaping the future of our urban environments!

RSVP link in bio & more info at www.pratt.edu/gcpe-events

#PublicSpaceChallenges #UrbanDevelopment #SustainableCities #CommunityEngagement #PrattInstitute #CitySpaceArchitecture #NYCEvents
We are excited to announce 🌆 Public Space Challenges: From Theory to Practice to Policy! 🌆

Join us for a deep dive into the significance of public space in sustainable urban development! Despite its vital role, public space often takes a backseat in urban agendas. Let's bridge the gap between theory, practice, and policy to unlock the full potential of our cities.

International Symposium + Workshop
📅  April 25-27, 2024
🏢 Venue: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn Campus
📍 61 St James Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Co-organized by:
City Space Architecture
Pratt Institute – Urban Placemaking and Management

Co-hosts:
Luisa Bravo, Founder and President, City Space Architecture
David Burney, Academic Director, Pratt Institute, Urban Placemaking and Management

This event is open to the public. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the conversation shaping the future of our urban environments!

RSVP link in bio & more info at www.pratt.edu/gcpe-events

#PublicSpaceChallenges #UrbanDevelopment #SustainableCities #CommunityEngagement #PrattInstitute #CitySpaceArchitecture #NYCEvents
We are excited to announce 🌆 Public Space Challenges: From Theory to Practice to Policy! 🌆

Join us for a deep dive into the significance of public space in sustainable urban development! Despite its vital role, public space often takes a backseat in urban agendas. Let's bridge the gap between theory, practice, and policy to unlock the full potential of our cities.

International Symposium + Workshop
📅  April 25-27, 2024
🏢 Venue: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn Campus
📍 61 St James Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Co-organized by:
City Space Architecture
Pratt Institute – Urban Placemaking and Management

Co-hosts:
Luisa Bravo, Founder and President, City Space Architecture
David Burney, Academic Director, Pratt Institute, Urban Placemaking and Management

This event is open to the public. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the conversation shaping the future of our urban environments!

RSVP link in bio & more info at www.pratt.edu/gcpe-events

#PublicSpaceChallenges #UrbanDevelopment #SustainableCities #CommunityEngagement #PrattInstitute #CitySpaceArchitecture #NYCEvents
We are excited to announce 🌆 Public Space Challenges: From Theory to Practice to Policy! 🌆 Join us for a deep dive into the significance of public space in sustainable urban development! Despite its vital role, public space often takes a backseat in urban agendas. Let's bridge the gap between theory, practice, and policy to unlock the full potential of our cities. International Symposium + Workshop 📅 April 25-27, 2024 🏢 Venue: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn Campus 📍 61 St James Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11238 Co-organized by: City Space Architecture Pratt Institute – Urban Placemaking and Management Co-hosts: Luisa Bravo, Founder and President, City Space Architecture David Burney, Academic Director, Pratt Institute, Urban Placemaking and Management This event is open to the public. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the conversation shaping the future of our urban environments! RSVP link in bio & more info at www.pratt.edu/gcpe-events #PublicSpaceChallenges #UrbanDevelopment #SustainableCities #CommunityEngagement #PrattInstitute #CitySpaceArchitecture #NYCEvents
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Aspiring graduate students! Our last admissions info session for this semester is coming up April 11, 10am-12pm virtual on zoom. Whether you’re actively applying to programs or considering it for the future, this session is a chance to see if joining one of our 4 masters programs is the right fit for you! Interdisciplinary, and at the forefront of equitable and sustainable approaches for communities, join us to learn more about our degrees in 

Historic Preservation 
Sustainable Environmental Systems 
Urban and Community Planning 
Urban Placemaking and Management 

RSVP LINK IN BIO, please rsvp by Apr 9.

#placemaking #urbanplacemaking #gradschool
Aspiring graduate students! Our last admissions info session for this semester is coming up April 11, 10am-12pm virtual on zoom. Whether you’re actively applying to programs or considering it for the future, this session is a chance to see if joining one of our 4 masters programs is the right fit for you! Interdisciplinary, and at the forefront of equitable and sustainable approaches for communities, join us to learn more about our degrees in Historic Preservation Sustainable Environmental Systems Urban and Community Planning Urban Placemaking and Management RSVP LINK IN BIO, please rsvp by Apr 9. #placemaking #urbanplacemaking #gradschool
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Join us! Place Dialogues IV "The Utopian City and the Everyday" release party will be held March 26 from 3-5pm in Higgins Hall lobby (1st floor). Open to all Pratt students and faculty. Grab your copy of this student-led publication while they last & some snacks on your way in/out.

Also, a big shout-out to V and Noah for being awesome editors whilst working on their theses. 🎉🔥🔥

#placemaking #urbanism #urbanutopia #everydayurbanism #prattplacemaking #magazine #prattpublications
Join us! Place Dialogues IV "The Utopian City and the Everyday" release party will be held March 26 from 3-5pm in Higgins Hall lobby (1st floor). Open to all Pratt students and faculty. Grab your copy of this student-led publication while they last & some snacks on your way in/out.

Also, a big shout-out to V and Noah for being awesome editors whilst working on their theses. 🎉🔥🔥

#placemaking #urbanism #urbanutopia #everydayurbanism #prattplacemaking #magazine #prattpublications
Join us! Place Dialogues IV "The Utopian City and the Everyday" release party will be held March 26 from 3-5pm in Higgins Hall lobby (1st floor). Open to all Pratt students and faculty. Grab your copy of this student-led publication while they last & some snacks on your way in/out.

Also, a big shout-out to V and Noah for being awesome editors whilst working on their theses. 🎉🔥🔥

#placemaking #urbanism #urbanutopia #everydayurbanism #prattplacemaking #magazine #prattpublications
Join us! Place Dialogues IV "The Utopian City and the Everyday" release party will be held March 26 from 3-5pm in Higgins Hall lobby (1st floor). Open to all Pratt students and faculty. Grab your copy of this student-led publication while they last & some snacks on your way in/out. Also, a big shout-out to V and Noah for being awesome editors whilst working on their theses. 🎉🔥🔥 #placemaking #urbanism #urbanutopia #everydayurbanism #prattplacemaking #magazine #prattpublications
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Congratulations to North Brooklyn Open Streets Community Coalition for a successful open house 🎉 NBKOSCC is the community client for UPM 609. The course is taught by alumni turned visitng Professor Emily Ahn Levy and visiting Professor Vaidehi Mody
(Photo credits to Vadehi Mody)
Check out a survey created by by our students!

#openstreets#Springbreak#CommunityEngament#Brooklyn#NBOSCC#pratt #prattplacemaking #prattplacemakers #placemakers #prattupm #upmprogram #gradschool #springcourses #spring2023 #springsemester2023 #courseselection #prattgcpe #prattgcpealum #urbanplanners
Congratulations to North Brooklyn Open Streets Community Coalition for a successful open house 🎉 NBKOSCC is the community client for UPM 609. The course is taught by alumni turned visitng Professor Emily Ahn Levy and visiting Professor Vaidehi Mody
(Photo credits to Vadehi Mody)
Check out a survey created by by our students!

#openstreets#Springbreak#CommunityEngament#Brooklyn#NBOSCC#pratt #prattplacemaking #prattplacemakers #placemakers #prattupm #upmprogram #gradschool #springcourses #spring2023 #springsemester2023 #courseselection #prattgcpe #prattgcpealum #urbanplanners
Congratulations to North Brooklyn Open Streets Community Coalition for a successful open house 🎉 NBKOSCC is the community client for UPM 609. The course is taught by alumni turned visitng Professor Emily Ahn Levy and visiting Professor Vaidehi Mody
(Photo credits to Vadehi Mody)
Check out a survey created by by our students!

#openstreets#Springbreak#CommunityEngament#Brooklyn#NBOSCC#pratt #prattplacemaking #prattplacemakers #placemakers #prattupm #upmprogram #gradschool #springcourses #spring2023 #springsemester2023 #courseselection #prattgcpe #prattgcpealum #urbanplanners
Congratulations to North Brooklyn Open Streets Community Coalition for a successful open house 🎉 NBKOSCC is the community client for UPM 609. The course is taught by alumni turned visitng Professor Emily Ahn Levy and visiting Professor Vaidehi Mody
(Photo credits to Vadehi Mody)
Check out a survey created by by our students!

#openstreets#Springbreak#CommunityEngament#Brooklyn#NBOSCC#pratt #prattplacemaking #prattplacemakers #placemakers #prattupm #upmprogram #gradschool #springcourses #spring2023 #springsemester2023 #courseselection #prattgcpe #prattgcpealum #urbanplanners
Congratulations to North Brooklyn Open Streets Community Coalition for a successful open house 🎉 NBKOSCC is the community client for UPM 609. The course is taught by alumni turned visitng Professor Emily Ahn Levy and visiting Professor Vaidehi Mody
(Photo credits to Vadehi Mody)
Check out a survey created by by our students!

#openstreets#Springbreak#CommunityEngament#Brooklyn#NBOSCC#pratt #prattplacemaking #prattplacemakers #placemakers #prattupm #upmprogram #gradschool #springcourses #spring2023 #springsemester2023 #courseselection #prattgcpe #prattgcpealum #urbanplanners
Congratulations to North Brooklyn Open Streets Community Coalition for a successful open house 🎉 NBKOSCC is the community client for UPM 609. The course is taught by alumni turned visitng Professor Emily Ahn Levy and visiting Professor Vaidehi Mody (Photo credits to Vadehi Mody) Check out a survey created by by our students! #openstreets#Springbreak#CommunityEngament#Brooklyn#NBOSCC#pratt #prattplacemaking #prattplacemakers #placemakers #prattupm #upmprogram #gradschool #springcourses #spring2023 #springsemester2023 #courseselection #prattgcpe #prattgcpealum #urbanplanners
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Attention GCPE second year, spring 2024 graduating students 📯 We have 3 workshops coming up to help you design your Thesis / Capstone / DPC posters! You can attend one or all of them! 

RSVP link in @prattgcpe bio.

✅ March 1, 3-5pm, IN PERSON HH211
✅ March 25, 5-8pm, IN PERSON HH406B
✅ April 9, 5-8pm, VIRTUAL/ZOOM
Attention GCPE second year, spring 2024 graduating students 📯 We have 3 workshops coming up to help you design your Thesis / Capstone / DPC posters! You can attend one or all of them! 

RSVP link in @prattgcpe bio.

✅ March 1, 3-5pm, IN PERSON HH211
✅ March 25, 5-8pm, IN PERSON HH406B
✅ April 9, 5-8pm, VIRTUAL/ZOOM
Attention GCPE second year, spring 2024 graduating students 📯 We have 3 workshops coming up to help you design your Thesis / Capstone / DPC posters! You can attend one or all of them! 

RSVP link in @prattgcpe bio.

✅ March 1, 3-5pm, IN PERSON HH211
✅ March 25, 5-8pm, IN PERSON HH406B
✅ April 9, 5-8pm, VIRTUAL/ZOOM
Attention GCPE second year, spring 2024 graduating students 📯 We have 3 workshops coming up to help you design your Thesis / Capstone / DPC posters! You can attend one or all of them! RSVP link in @prattgcpe bio. ✅ March 1, 3-5pm, IN PERSON HH211 ✅ March 25, 5-8pm, IN PERSON HH406B ✅ April 9, 5-8pm, VIRTUAL/ZOOM
4 months ago
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Meet Jackson Chabot (he/him) 2019 UPM Graduate!

He is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. He is currently in Brooklyn, NY and works as the Director of Advocacy and Organizing at Open Plans, where our mission is to transform how people experience New York City’s streets. We use grassroots advocacy and policy change to inspire structural reforms and cultural shifts. We promote a people-first street culture that prioritizes community, safety, joy, mobility and empowerment.

What were your favorite classes and why?

“I have fond memories of many of my classes but two stand out to me as being really special. The first was our lab class where we worked to create Hillel Plaza with the Flatbush Junction BID. The second was our Cuba studio. In both cases, I felt like we were learning by doing. Talking to people, taking photos, generating ideas etc. Placemaking is complex and nuanced work, so the hands-on team experience was really informative and beneficial for the work I do now.”

Where are they now?

“I lead our campaigns for Public Space Management and Building Blocks and have two people on my team who lead our Schools’ campaign and our Community Board campaign. To highlight our Public Space Management work, we believe everyone should have access to safe and joyful public space no matter where they live or their income. Right now, that just isn’t the case so we’ve been calling on the city to create an Office of Public Space Management. In the interim, we have been elated that the DOT is expanding its capabilities with a new $30 million public space management RFP this past summer and that this administration appointed the first-ever, Chief Public Realm Officer, Ya-Ting Liu this year. These are tremendous steps that are already paying dividends. Another aspect of my work I am really proud of is doing a series of videos with our current Borough Presidents on Open Streets in their borough. So far, I have done videos with four of the five, looking at your Staten Island to do one too!”
#upmstudents #prattupm #prattgcpe #prattinstitute #urbanplacemaking #placemakers #placemaking #publicspaces #communityengagement #departmentofcityplanning #gcpestudents #architecture #projec
Meet Jackson Chabot (he/him) 2019 UPM Graduate!

He is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. He is currently in Brooklyn, NY and works as the Director of Advocacy and Organizing at Open Plans, where our mission is to transform how people experience New York City’s streets. We use grassroots advocacy and policy change to inspire structural reforms and cultural shifts. We promote a people-first street culture that prioritizes community, safety, joy, mobility and empowerment.

What were your favorite classes and why?

“I have fond memories of many of my classes but two stand out to me as being really special. The first was our lab class where we worked to create Hillel Plaza with the Flatbush Junction BID. The second was our Cuba studio. In both cases, I felt like we were learning by doing. Talking to people, taking photos, generating ideas etc. Placemaking is complex and nuanced work, so the hands-on team experience was really informative and beneficial for the work I do now.”

Where are they now?

“I lead our campaigns for Public Space Management and Building Blocks and have two people on my team who lead our Schools’ campaign and our Community Board campaign. To highlight our Public Space Management work, we believe everyone should have access to safe and joyful public space no matter where they live or their income. Right now, that just isn’t the case so we’ve been calling on the city to create an Office of Public Space Management. In the interim, we have been elated that the DOT is expanding its capabilities with a new $30 million public space management RFP this past summer and that this administration appointed the first-ever, Chief Public Realm Officer, Ya-Ting Liu this year. These are tremendous steps that are already paying dividends. Another aspect of my work I am really proud of is doing a series of videos with our current Borough Presidents on Open Streets in their borough. So far, I have done videos with four of the five, looking at your Staten Island to do one too!”
#upmstudents #prattupm #prattgcpe #prattinstitute #urbanplacemaking #placemakers #placemaking #publicspaces #communityengagement #departmentofcityplanning #gcpestudents #architecture #projec
Meet Jackson Chabot (he/him) 2019 UPM Graduate!

He is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. He is currently in Brooklyn, NY and works as the Director of Advocacy and Organizing at Open Plans, where our mission is to transform how people experience New York City’s streets. We use grassroots advocacy and policy change to inspire structural reforms and cultural shifts. We promote a people-first street culture that prioritizes community, safety, joy, mobility and empowerment.

What were your favorite classes and why?

“I have fond memories of many of my classes but two stand out to me as being really special. The first was our lab class where we worked to create Hillel Plaza with the Flatbush Junction BID. The second was our Cuba studio. In both cases, I felt like we were learning by doing. Talking to people, taking photos, generating ideas etc. Placemaking is complex and nuanced work, so the hands-on team experience was really informative and beneficial for the work I do now.”

Where are they now?

“I lead our campaigns for Public Space Management and Building Blocks and have two people on my team who lead our Schools’ campaign and our Community Board campaign. To highlight our Public Space Management work, we believe everyone should have access to safe and joyful public space no matter where they live or their income. Right now, that just isn’t the case so we’ve been calling on the city to create an Office of Public Space Management. In the interim, we have been elated that the DOT is expanding its capabilities with a new $30 million public space management RFP this past summer and that this administration appointed the first-ever, Chief Public Realm Officer, Ya-Ting Liu this year. These are tremendous steps that are already paying dividends. Another aspect of my work I am really proud of is doing a series of videos with our current Borough Presidents on Open Streets in their borough. So far, I have done videos with four of the five, looking at your Staten Island to do one too!”
#upmstudents #prattupm #prattgcpe #prattinstitute #urbanplacemaking #placemakers #placemaking #publicspaces #communityengagement #departmentofcityplanning #gcpestudents #architecture #projec
Meet Jackson Chabot (he/him) 2019 UPM Graduate! He is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. He is currently in Brooklyn, NY and works as the Director of Advocacy and Organizing at Open Plans, where our mission is to transform how people experience New York City’s streets. We use grassroots advocacy and policy change to inspire structural reforms and cultural shifts. We promote a people-first street culture that prioritizes community, safety, joy, mobility and empowerment. What were your favorite classes and why? “I have fond memories of many of my classes but two stand out to me as being really special. The first was our lab class where we worked to create Hillel Plaza with the Flatbush Junction BID. The second was our Cuba studio. In both cases, I felt like we were learning by doing. Talking to people, taking photos, generating ideas etc. Placemaking is complex and nuanced work, so the hands-on team experience was really informative and beneficial for the work I do now.” Where are they now? “I lead our campaigns for Public Space Management and Building Blocks and have two people on my team who lead our Schools’ campaign and our Community Board campaign. To highlight our Public Space Management work, we believe everyone should have access to safe and joyful public space no matter where they live or their income. Right now, that just isn’t the case so we’ve been calling on the city to create an Office of Public Space Management. In the interim, we have been elated that the DOT is expanding its capabilities with a new $30 million public space management RFP this past summer and that this administration appointed the first-ever, Chief Public Realm Officer, Ya-Ting Liu this year. These are tremendous steps that are already paying dividends. Another aspect of my work I am really proud of is doing a series of videos with our current Borough Presidents on Open Streets in their borough. So far, I have done videos with four of the five, looking at your Staten Island to do one too!” #upmstudents #prattupm #prattgcpe #prattinstitute #urbanplacemaking #placemakers #placemaking #publicspaces #communityengagement #departmentofcityplanning #gcpestudents #architecture #projec
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Meet Claudia Castillo de la Cruz (She/Her) 2019 UPM graduate!

She is from Havana, Cuba, and is currently working as an urban designer for NYC Department of City Planning in Brooklyn. Claudia is working on different projects, focusing on the citywide proposal of the 'City of Yes for Housing Opportunity' for its complexity, scale, and challenges.

How did UPM inspire her work?

 “I really liked the classes that focused on how NYC works and the many processes among City Agencies. I was a public servant in Havana, and understanding how other cities work was of big interest to me which contributed to my path to the Department of City Planning.”

How did she find out about the UPM program?

“During the Obama Administration, a group of professors from Pratt Institute (Ron Shiffman, David Burney, John Shapiro, Steve Davies, among others) created an academic program with Cuban institutions and universities. We did a few studios focused on different neighborhoods in Havana. As an architect in Cuba, I was excited about how Pratt, and especially the UPM program, trained students to work in multidisciplinary teams from day one, and also the importance of the policies and management of public spaces after the design and construction phase. A few years later I changed my role and became a student at Pratt.”
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#upmstudents #prattupm #prattgcpe #prattinstitute #urbanplacemaking #placemakers #placemaking #publicspaces #communityengagement #departmentofcityplanning #gcpestudents #architecture #projectforpublicspaces #spacebetweenbuildings #activeparks #parkart #urbanart #streetvendors #washingtonsquarepark #energy #community #publicgood #emergenceofcities #cities #parks #internetplacemaking #historicpreservation #womeninurbanism
Meet Claudia Castillo de la Cruz (She/Her) 2019 UPM graduate!

She is from Havana, Cuba, and is currently working as an urban designer for NYC Department of City Planning in Brooklyn. Claudia is working on different projects, focusing on the citywide proposal of the 'City of Yes for Housing Opportunity' for its complexity, scale, and challenges.

How did UPM inspire her work?

 “I really liked the classes that focused on how NYC works and the many processes among City Agencies. I was a public servant in Havana, and understanding how other cities work was of big interest to me which contributed to my path to the Department of City Planning.”

How did she find out about the UPM program?

“During the Obama Administration, a group of professors from Pratt Institute (Ron Shiffman, David Burney, John Shapiro, Steve Davies, among others) created an academic program with Cuban institutions and universities. We did a few studios focused on different neighborhoods in Havana. As an architect in Cuba, I was excited about how Pratt, and especially the UPM program, trained students to work in multidisciplinary teams from day one, and also the importance of the policies and management of public spaces after the design and construction phase. A few years later I changed my role and became a student at Pratt.”
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#upmstudents #prattupm #prattgcpe #prattinstitute #urbanplacemaking #placemakers #placemaking #publicspaces #communityengagement #departmentofcityplanning #gcpestudents #architecture #projectforpublicspaces #spacebetweenbuildings #activeparks #parkart #urbanart #streetvendors #washingtonsquarepark #energy #community #publicgood #emergenceofcities #cities #parks #internetplacemaking #historicpreservation #womeninurbanism
Meet Claudia Castillo de la Cruz (She/Her) 2019 UPM graduate!

She is from Havana, Cuba, and is currently working as an urban designer for NYC Department of City Planning in Brooklyn. Claudia is working on different projects, focusing on the citywide proposal of the 'City of Yes for Housing Opportunity' for its complexity, scale, and challenges.

How did UPM inspire her work?

 “I really liked the classes that focused on how NYC works and the many processes among City Agencies. I was a public servant in Havana, and understanding how other cities work was of big interest to me which contributed to my path to the Department of City Planning.”

How did she find out about the UPM program?

“During the Obama Administration, a group of professors from Pratt Institute (Ron Shiffman, David Burney, John Shapiro, Steve Davies, among others) created an academic program with Cuban institutions and universities. We did a few studios focused on different neighborhoods in Havana. As an architect in Cuba, I was excited about how Pratt, and especially the UPM program, trained students to work in multidisciplinary teams from day one, and also the importance of the policies and management of public spaces after the design and construction phase. A few years later I changed my role and became a student at Pratt.”
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#upmstudents #prattupm #prattgcpe #prattinstitute #urbanplacemaking #placemakers #placemaking #publicspaces #communityengagement #departmentofcityplanning #gcpestudents #architecture #projectforpublicspaces #spacebetweenbuildings #activeparks #parkart #urbanart #streetvendors #washingtonsquarepark #energy #community #publicgood #emergenceofcities #cities #parks #internetplacemaking #historicpreservation #womeninurbanism
Meet Claudia Castillo de la Cruz (She/Her) 2019 UPM graduate!

She is from Havana, Cuba, and is currently working as an urban designer for NYC Department of City Planning in Brooklyn. Claudia is working on different projects, focusing on the citywide proposal of the 'City of Yes for Housing Opportunity' for its complexity, scale, and challenges.

How did UPM inspire her work?

 “I really liked the classes that focused on how NYC works and the many processes among City Agencies. I was a public servant in Havana, and understanding how other cities work was of big interest to me which contributed to my path to the Department of City Planning.”

How did she find out about the UPM program?

“During the Obama Administration, a group of professors from Pratt Institute (Ron Shiffman, David Burney, John Shapiro, Steve Davies, among others) created an academic program with Cuban institutions and universities. We did a few studios focused on different neighborhoods in Havana. As an architect in Cuba, I was excited about how Pratt, and especially the UPM program, trained students to work in multidisciplinary teams from day one, and also the importance of the policies and management of public spaces after the design and construction phase. A few years later I changed my role and became a student at Pratt.”
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#upmstudents #prattupm #prattgcpe #prattinstitute #urbanplacemaking #placemakers #placemaking #publicspaces #communityengagement #departmentofcityplanning #gcpestudents #architecture #projectforpublicspaces #spacebetweenbuildings #activeparks #parkart #urbanart #streetvendors #washingtonsquarepark #energy #community #publicgood #emergenceofcities #cities #parks #internetplacemaking #historicpreservation #womeninurbanism
Meet Claudia Castillo de la Cruz (She/Her) 2019 UPM graduate! She is from Havana, Cuba, and is currently working as an urban designer for NYC Department of City Planning in Brooklyn. Claudia is working on different projects, focusing on the citywide proposal of the 'City of Yes for Housing Opportunity' for its complexity, scale, and challenges. How did UPM inspire her work? “I really liked the classes that focused on how NYC works and the many processes among City Agencies. I was a public servant in Havana, and understanding how other cities work was of big interest to me which contributed to my path to the Department of City Planning.” How did she find out about the UPM program? “During the Obama Administration, a group of professors from Pratt Institute (Ron Shiffman, David Burney, John Shapiro, Steve Davies, among others) created an academic program with Cuban institutions and universities. We did a few studios focused on different neighborhoods in Havana. As an architect in Cuba, I was excited about how Pratt, and especially the UPM program, trained students to work in multidisciplinary teams from day one, and also the importance of the policies and management of public spaces after the design and construction phase. A few years later I changed my role and became a student at Pratt.” . . . #upmstudents #prattupm #prattgcpe #prattinstitute #urbanplacemaking #placemakers #placemaking #publicspaces #communityengagement #departmentofcityplanning #gcpestudents #architecture #projectforpublicspaces #spacebetweenbuildings #activeparks #parkart #urbanart #streetvendors #washingtonsquarepark #energy #community #publicgood #emergenceofcities #cities #parks #internetplacemaking #historicpreservation #womeninurbanism
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