Cultivated City & Urban Garden for New Campus

This academic service-learning course examines the idea and practices of ‘cultivation’ in relation to the challenging environment of the 21st century city. Through field trips, readings and discussions, the class explores the concept of cultivation, and how it can be used as a basis for researching the urban ecology of Shanghai, both as a past and future city. This course focuses on the context of planting an urban garden at NYU Shanghai's new campus. Students will work on a service project designed to help build community and participate in the creation of an inspiring outdoor landscape for our future home. Apply now for limited spots here. Inquiries can be directed to Professor Anna Greenspan ( or