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Shachi Pandey

Shachi Pandey is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP and the founding principal of Metropolitan Urban Design (MUD) Workshop. She emphasizes community-centric thinking and sustainability, which she believes to be the central factors in bringing about positive change in our environments and communities. She is most interested in ideas that appreciate and embrace the complexity of our urban, social and economic environments and advance novel design approaches that address this complexity. Shachi holds a Master’s degree in City Planning (Urban Design) and a certificate in Real Estate Design and Development from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to GSAPP, she has taught at NYU, the Pratt Institute and internationally at La Salle University, Bogotá. Shachi is an executive board member of the American Planning Association, NY Metro Chapter.

Her professional practice MUD Workshop is an urban design and planning firm dedicated to the regeneration of neighborhoods and public places. Recent projects include the Bradhurst Urban Design and Planning Framework, Port Morris Waterfront Access and Pedestrian Improvements, the Four Arts Museum Campus Master Plan and the Comprehensive Plan for the City of Easton. The City of Easton Comprehensive Plan, Transform > Unify > Thrive, was awarded the annual LVPC award and received honors for invaluable community service from PA State Senators and Congressman Matt Cartwright.

MUD Workshop has also collaborated on several design and planning projects with other built environment professionals. Most recent collaborations include visioning and engagement for the Mount Kisco Comprehensive Plan (Westchester) and Hoboken Master Plan (NJ), both of which received honors for community engagement by the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation and New Jersey Future Smart Growth Awards respectively.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A6851‑1 Spring 2021
Urban Design Studio II
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Kaja Kühl, Lee Altman, Anna Dietzsch , Shachi Pandey, Thaddeus Pawlowski
M & TH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM, W 5 PM - 7 PM
9 Points
A6850‑1 Fall 2019
The Climate Crisis—Imagining a Green New Deal in the Hudson Valley
Ud kühl german bahamon claudia kleffmann nina lish nina ndichu angus palmer fa19 image01 migroculturepath
Screen shot 2020 05 09 at 11.46.52 am
Screen shot 2020 05 09 at 12.01.04 pm
Kaja Kühl, Anna Dietzsch , Jerome Haferd, Liz McEnaney, Justin Moore, Raafi Rivero, Shachi Pandey, David Smiley, Dragana Zoric Syllabus
M & TH 1:30 - 6:30; F 3 PM - 5 PM
9 Points
A6849‑1 Summer 2018
Studio I: Five Borough Studio
Rendering by Zilu He, Lorena Galvao, and Xiaofei Sun.
Rendering by Zilu He, Lorena Galvao, and Xiaofei Sun.
Diagram by Richard Chou, Keju Liu, and Alaa Marrawi.
Kaja Kühl, Tricia Martin, Brian Baldor, Hayley Eber, Sagi Golan, Shachi Pandey, Austin Sakong Syllabus Required for UD
M, W & TH 2 PM - 6 PM
Full Semester
9 Points