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Urban Design Student Presents at International Climate Summit in Morocco

Oct 25, 2017

Graduate student Shenger “Anna” Dai was a member of a high-profile panel of European and American experts presenting at the International Climate Summit in Morocco. Anna presented innovative research completed by our graduate urban design student team for East Midtown Manhattan, New York City’s premier central business district. Anna described the team’s innovative urban design analysis and approaches for the redevelopment of East Midtown whose re-zoning is under review by the New York City Council. The project was endorsed by the Municipal Art Society of New York, who incorporated the student findings into their testimony to the New York City Council.

The research by Anna and her classmates (Nikita Nahar, Nimesha Padman, Kunal Shah, Saumya Shah, and Mihika Vardhan) was presented to an audience of international experts gathered
in Morocco. “The feedback we received was quite good,” she says. “Many of the locals wanted to know how to incorporate similar designs in Morocco.”

Check out “The Box: Student Profile” on Ana’s presentation