Liz is an Adjunct Assistant Professor, at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) in the urban design and historic preservation programs. Her studio courses have looked at regional issues using the Hudson Valley as a laboratory for exploration. She is an advisor to GSAPP’s Hudson Valley Initiative. Liz has also taught urban policy and advises on integrated digital media thesis projects at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering.
COLUMBIA GSAPP URBAN DESIGN
Urban Design Studio II (2014-2019). The Fall Studio operates at the regional scale, connecting cities to their variously defined peripheries to engage unevenly dispersed socio-spatial ecosystems. This “city-region” moves beyond a singular biophysical lens to include infrastructures, watersheds, local governments, resources, NGOs, businesses and residents, all of which contribute to ongoing urbanization. Currently, the Fall Studio is examining the Hudson Valley, reaching north from New York City and including territory as far as the Erie Canal and Great Lakes. Past studio projects have focused on Newburgh, Newburgh-Beacon, Poughkeepsie, and Hudson.
COLUMBIA GSAPP HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Historic Preservation Studio II (2011). The Croton Waterworks: A Guide to the Preservation and Interpretation of Historic Infrastructure.
Historic Preservation Studio II (2012). Port Richmond, Staten Island.
Historic Preservation Studio II (2014). Roosevelt Island: Preserving Urban Design and Innovation
Historic Preservation Studio II (2018). Newburgh: Re-thinking Heritage Tourism.
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY’S TANDON SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
Digital Media M.S. Thesis writing advisor (2017-2019).
Introduction to Urban Policy (Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018).
CHECK OUT ONE OF MY FAVORITE STUDENT PROJECTS! This hip-hop video about landmarks preservation was made by Joe Amato III and Luciano Del Valle for Introduction to Urban Policy in Fall 2016.