This studio took stock of how Long Island is changing, and worked with community-based organizations to envision and outline the steps toward inclusive, socially just futures. Students looked at how newer issues on Long Island (increased immigration, poverty, aging populations, and sea-level rise) have combined with more familiar problems (racial segregation, political fragmentation, a relative dearth of housing and transportation options). Students worked with local nonprofits on development initiatives, including low-income apartment buildings; parks and recreational facilities; mixed-use, transit-oriented downtown developments; and community-wide masterplans.
The Storm, the Strife and Everyday Life: Sea Change in the Suburbs is a Studio Report from the Fall 2014 semester at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Edited by Dan D’Oca
Designed by Zak Jensen & Laura Grey
Softcover, 147 pages, 17 x 24.5 cm