Now more than ever, designers of the built environment must use their skills to confront the pressing challenges of climate change and inequity.

There is an essential role for designers to play in managing the response to climate change both at the scale of a national plan and the built works through which people will experience this transition.

The prospect of a Green New Deal demands critical, imaginative examination. The Green New Deal Superstudio was an open call to explore decarbonization, jobs, and justice from a designer’s perspective and give form to what this movement-led vision could mean for the future.

Summary Stats

Timeframe: August 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

Total participants: ~3,000

University participants: 180 studio courses from over 90 universities in 39 states and 10 countries

Total projects submitted: 670 projects

Project sources: 627 submitted by university courses, 30 by groups, and 13 by individuals