ERIC Number: ED065934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Urban Educational Facilities Options: If It Can Be Done in New York City, It Can Be Done Anywhere.
Lieberman, Rachel Radlo
This publication explains how New York City has made a beginning in the adjustment of school procurement to meet conditions in a society where the most abundant resource is people. Faced with a burgeoning school population and dissatisfied with the existing and planned facilities, the city of New York formed a School Space Study committee in 1970 to develop innovative approaches to providing quality space at reasonable costs with quick delivery. The results of that study are reported herein. Alternative educational and facilities options recommended include (1) the planning of 400-600 student primary and intermediate schools on small, scattered sites; (2) the provision of education space in new apartment buildings for the use of local school districts; (3) the use of "found space" in nonschool building types that would require minimal conversion costs and that could be pressed into service for educational programs; (4) the distinction between old or obsolete schools and the renewal of the old schools physically and educationally; (5) the extended use of existing facilities through scheduling changes, night sessions, and year-round schools; the consolidation and recycling of underused elementary and intermediate schools for use as small high schools; and (6) the applications of systems building and building systems to the construction of new schools. The document provides the names and addresses of school personnel and planners associated with some currently operable innovative approaches. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Building Innovation, Construction Costs, Educational Facilities Improvement, Facility Case Studies, Facility Expansion, Facility Planning, Found Spaces, Nontraditional Education, Open Plan Schools, School Location, School Schedules, School Size, Shared Facilities, Site Analysis, Site Development, Small Schools, Space Utilization, Systems Approach, Systems Building, Urban Schools
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.