August 1 - August 14, 2016
Led by Patrice Derrington
The workshop will envision a “technology corridor” that connects the existing Columbia University campuses, biotech research and other such facilities in the neighborhood of the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Starting with a spatial-economic analysis of the existing nodes of tech research, potential strategies for the urban evolution of the neighborhood are to be proposed, with such strategies utilizing urban planning and policy constructs (such as zoning, funding incentives, employment & housing programs, design directives, etc.) to encourage and orchestrate private development. These proposals will be subjected to design, economic and social evaluations. The workshop will combine planning policy and design solutions with financial analysis and possibly exhibit the final proposals with the engagement of the New York State EDC.