Salma Ashmawy

NYC Work- Shelter Program

Class of: 2025

Major: Strategic Design and Management BBA

Medium: Powerpoint Presentation

Faculty: Em Joseph

Prompt: For the final sustainable systems project, we were told to come up with an object or system that we think the world needs in order to achieve more thorough sustainability.

My intention for this assignment was to create a work-study program to offer homeless individuals jobs to renew abandoned buildings and increase motivation for the tasks with shelter and nutrition as an incentive. Especially in the winter months, it becomes unbearable for homeless people to survive outdoors. The reason this is a sustainable system is that abandoned buildings are known to harm urban environments and their citizens. Through this proposal, two big issues the city has been facing can be mutually tackled.