The Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes (CRCL) uses planning and design to help communities and ecosystems adapt to the pressures of urbanization, inequality, and climate change. CRCL works with public, nonprofit, and academic partners to deliver practical and forward-thinking technical assistance through interdisciplinary research, visualization of risk, project design scenarios, and facilitated convenings. CRCL integrates resilience thinking into design education and academic programming, bringing real-world challenges into the classroom to train future design leaders.

Established in 2018 at Columbia University’s Graduate School for Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), CRCL extends Columbia’s leadership in climate-related work and supports the interdisciplinary collaborations and external partnerships needed to engage the most serious and challenging issues of our time.

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July 27, 2020

Green New Deal Superstudio

The Green New Deal Superstudio is a historic year-long, national event open to all design schools and professional practices or other design and planning related organizations across the United States who will all simultaneously participate in studios that translate the core goals of the Green New Deal—decarbonization, justice, and jobs—into design and planning projects for their respective regions. What these projects are, where they are, and how they manifest the ethos of the Green New Deal are at the discretion of each studio.