The New School

The New School

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Based in the Union Square area, the New School was founded in 1919. With nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students in its eight schools, the New School has a proactive stance regarding challenging social issues and environmental responsibility. With many international students and campuses abroad, their campus has several galleries and performance spaces which feature lectures, concerts, exhibitions, and other free programming that is open to the local community.

Their two environmental studies emphasize urban ecosystems, sustainable design, social innovation and public policy. Parsons The New School of Design has several notable programs and was selected to compete in the 2011 Solar Decathlon, a prestigious international building competition sponsored by the US Department of Energy (see

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