How are emerging designers imagining NYC recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and building a more equitable and sustainable future?
A celebration of the work of students of the Pratt Institute
Pratt Institute’s recent graduate student Kats Tamanaha proposes an integrative green infrastructure and urban agriculture master plan for the six-superblock NYCHA campus in Brownsville, Brooklyn.
Transforming the existing streetscape into a series of interconnected agricultural corridors harvests rainwater for self-sustaining irrigation, provides immediate access to fresh produce, mitigates air pollution and obesity-related health impacts, decreases the urban heat island effect, and creates long-term economic growth for local residents. Tamanaha is the first student to complete a dual MFA in Interior Design and MS in Sustainable Environmental Systems.
Link to more of Kat’s work on the Pratt Shows