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A roundup of ideas and projects from around the Institute

  • Mark Winston Griffith, visiting assistant professor in the Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment (GCPE), is one of five New Yorkers to receive the 2022 David Prize which supports individuals who are making the city a better place. His work is focused on “redefining and revoicing New York City’s public narratives.”

  • Design Management and Arts and Cultural Management Chair Mary McBride was featured in an episode of Stardust Life-Centered Design’s *details speaker series highlighting design, business, and innovation leaders. Stardust was founded by design management alumna Giselle Carr.

  • President Frances Bronet was appointed to the Future of Workers Task Force established this August by the NYC Mayor’s Office. The task force includes leaders from the city’s private, nonprofit, and philanthropic sectors who are focusing on rebooting the city’s approach to talent and workforce development.

  • WWD featured the 30 Years of TenThousandThings retrospective of the jewelry designs of Ron Anderson and David Rees that is on view in the Pratt Institute Library on the Brooklyn campus through November 30.

  • The Architect’s Newspaper featured the reconstruction of Manhattan’s Hudson Street by MNLA, where Adjunct Professor of Undergraduate Architecture Signe Nielsen is founding principal, which expands sidewalks, adds trees and benches, and anticipates climate change: “Hudson Street had all the characteristics to become a place, not just a street.”

  • Students in Adaptations and Alterations of Historic Landmarks led by Kevin Wolfe, visiting assistant professor in the Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment (GCPE), visited the Roslyn Grist Mill in Roslyn, New York, as part of their exploration of the challenges of changing historic structures in a historic district. Photos from their visit are on the Roslyn Landmark Society site.

  • President Frances Bronet wrote an op-ed for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle on how the Pratt community has responded to Hurricane Sandy by preparing for the future: “The next generation of students—supported by each other, their teachers, and mentors—has an incredible opportunity to problem solve with their neighborhoods, form unexpected partnerships across fields, and imagine new and restorative futures.”