Urban Design & Planning

Urban Designs


Involved Faculty

  • Linda Saphan: PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology-Expertise and teaching in Urban Studies and Anthropology
  • Dart Westphal: Expertise in Urban Sustainability
  • Robert Tota: MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering-Public health consultant


  • A Brownfield Opportunities Area (BOA) study for the Harlem River. (WESTPHAL, DART)
  • Two borough-wide greenway plans, and a current effort with Pratt Institute on a greenway vision plan for the Harlem River. (WESTPHAL, DART)
  • Establishment of a Food Policy Council in Bridgeport, CT which plans to help secure a sustainable and healthy food environment for the city residents, 20% of which are below the federal poverty level. (TOTA, ROBERT)
  • A regional planning organization (together with the Bridgeport Department of Health and the Greater Bridgeport Regional Council, a regional planning organization) to bring a public bike-share program to the city.  (TOTA, ROBERT)

Courses Offered

  • URBN 301 – Special Topic: Urban Sustainability