Students of the MS in Design and Urban Ecologies at The New School:

Maria Morales, Mateo Fernández-Muro, Max Freedman, Shibani Jadhav, Mariana Roberti Bomtempo, Drew Vanderburg, Masoom Moitra, Kumar Amarnath,Tamara Streefland, Walter Petrichyn, Bernardo Loureiro, Desiree Lavecchia, Alexa Jensen, Michael Stepniak, Darcy Bender, Alexander Valencia, Gamar Markarian, Tait Mandler, Renata De Faria Benigno,Denilyn Arciaga, Nadine Rachid, Alexandra (Zanny) Venner, Silvia Xavier

Professors: Lenina Nadal & Frank Morales


Right to the City Alliance
“Right to the City (RTTC) emerged in 2007 as a unified response to gentrification and a call to halt the displacement of low-income people, people of color, marginalized LGBTQ communities, and youths of color from their historic urban neighborhoods. We are a national alliance of racial, economic and environmental justice organizations.”

Metropolitan Council on Housing
The Metropolitan Council on Housing is a tenants’ rights membership organization made up of New York City tenants who believe in our motto of “housing for people, not profit.” We formed over 50 years ago to fight for a city where everyone has access to safe, decent, affordable housing. To these ends, we organize tenants to stand up not only for their individual rights, but also for changes to our housing policies…”

Cooper Square Committee
The Cooper Square Committee (CSC) works with area residents to contribute to the preservation and development of affordable, environmentally healthy housing and community/cultural spaces so that the Cooper Square area remains racially, economically, and culturally diverse. CSC has spearheaded significant neighborhood victories in our history, comprising over 50 years of tenant organizing, community-based planning, advocacy and development. CSC relies on the active involvement of their members in the organization’s work to advance their affordable housing agenda.

The New School Social Justice Committee
“The New School Social Justice Committee (SJC) initiates and promotes the efforts of students, alumni, faculty, staff, trustees, and community partners to address economic, social, and cultural divisions related to identity and to our institutional and personal practices and policies…”

Equality for Flatbush
“Equality for Flatbush (E4F) is a new people of color-led, multi-national grassroots organization which does anti-police repression, affordable housing and anti-gentrification organizing in the Flatbush and East Flatbush communities of Brooklyn, NY”

Tenants & Neighbors
“We believe that low and moderate income people should not have to live on the verge of displacement and to have to defend constantly their right to be part of this city. Instead, New York should be a place where people from all walks of life can put down roots and build strong, stable, dynamic communities…”



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