School of Architecture, Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment
Student: Samuel Pressman
Faculty: Leonel Lima Ponce, Ira Stern, Ray Figueroa (advisor), Paul Mainkiewicz (advisor)
This project explores the economic value of Community Gardens on NYC-owned land in relation to Ecosystem Services and city costs for managing the same services—e.g., pollution reduction, water filtration. About ten acres of Community Garden land (10%) were analyzed in order to generate baseline metrics and indicators.
Link to student documentation