Urban Design Climate Workshop, NEW YORK CITY, The Bronx
As co-ideator of the UCCRN Urban Design Climate Workshop (UDCW) series with the UCCRN_edu Coordinator Mattia Leone, Jeffrey Raven (NYIT/RAVEN A+U) hosted at the New York Institute of Technology a UDCW special session focused on the Hunts Point district in The Bronx. Major local development challenges, such as flood risk and heat stress associated with climate change, availability of community services and public spaces, regional transit hub integration, food wholesale area reconfiguration have been addressed during site surveys and design charrettes. A focus on the interplay among community empowerment and green gentrification risks have been discussed with the Bronx native urban revitalization strategist Majora Carter, actively involved in the Hunts Point community.
Using the UDCW user-friendly regional qualitative design guidelines, the students proposed urban design interventions focused on Energy Systems, Transportation, Waste, Water and Nature-Based Solutions and evaluate their technical, social, and ecological impact through key performance indicators.