APA Annual Conference: GSD Alumni Reception, 4/15/2013
At this year's APA conference in Chicago, the planning program hosted a reception attended by around 70 GSD alumni and friends, and featured Professor Ann Forsyth (above, left). The planning program plans to hold these receptions regularly at APA national conferences.
Students and Alumni mingle at the GSD reception at the Hyatt Regency Chicago
Harvard Non-Profit Board and Volunteer Recruitment Fair, 4/3/2013
The Center for Public Interest Careers (CPIC) , Harvard Alumni Association, and Harvard Club of Boston join together in celebrating Harvard’s Global Month of Service by organizing the first-ever Nonprofit Board and Volunteer Recruitment Fair in Boston. Representatives from over 30 leading community non-profit organizations will be in attendance (full list of participating organizations).
Harvard alumni/ae will learn about how they can support a wide range of projects and find the right level of commitment. Those interested in contributing as an individual start at 6pm and those interested in becoming Board Member begin at 7pm.
If you have questions, please contact Travis Lovett, Director of the Center for Public Interest Careers (CPIC) at Harvard College at email@example.com or Mike Fishbein, Director of the Harvard Alumni Association at firstname.lastname@example.org.
25th Anniversary Celebration of the Druker Traveling Fellowship
March 1, 2013
Dean Mohsen Mostafavi, first row left, Ron Druker, first row second from right, and Druker Fellows
Harvard University GSD celebrated the first 25 years of the Druker Traveling Fellowship with a Symposium featuring two panels of Fellows and GSD faculty. The first, "The Fellowship Across Decades", moderated by Department Chair Rahul Mehrotra, MAUD '87, featured Bill N. McIlroy, the first recipient in 1987, Janne Corneil, 1995 Recipient, and Frank Ruchala, Jr., 2002 Recipient. The second, "Current Explorations" was moderated by Felipe Correa, MAU '03, and featured Loreta Castro Reguera, 2010 Recipient, Victor Muñoz Sanz, 2011 Recipient, and Carlos Garciavelez Alfara, 2012 Recipient.
The Symposium was followed by a reception and exhibition opening: "Form and Pedagogy: An Atlas of the 20th Century University City in Latin America," Curated by Carlos Garciavelez Alfaro, 2012 Recipient/Druker Fellowship Work in Progress, and Faculty Advisor Felipe Correa.
GSD Alumni Reception for Dean Mohsen Mostafavi
Wednesday, March 20th
Please join the GSD alumni community to welcome Dean Mohsen Mostafavi to Seoul. The reception is hosted and sponsored by Ken Sungjin Min at SKM Architects. Come and reconnect with Dean Mostafavi, Harvard GSD Korea Director of Foreign Affairs Kim So Young and other alumni as well as meet the new officers of GSD Korea for the next 2 years.
Harvard Serves (Southern California Kick-Off Event)
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
This is the fourth year of the HARVARD SERVES initative. This project adds new meaning to the notion of "lifelong learning community," bringing together Harvard Alumni from across the full University into alumni's very own communities. Michael Lehrer (MArch '78) hosted a kick-off event for Harvard Serves in Southern California. Visit Harvard Serves to submit a project or sign up to volunteer.
Harvard GSD Conference on Public Space, 3/7-3/8/2013
Putting Public Space In Its Place
This conference will focus on physical (corporeal, material, tangible) public space, in its many flavors: streets, sidewalks, publicly owned parks, privately owned public spaces, privately managed public parks, and spaces that may appear temporarily, anywhere. Do democracy and equality depend on ample availability of public space? Should public spaces be designed at all? If so, by whom? How should their success be measured? Can the private sector participate without a loss of "publicness"? Are there universals that define the use and appearance of public space no matter where it is located? How can theory best inform practice? Public space scholars, practitioners, and activists will discuss and debate these and other questions with an engaged audience.
Organized by Jerold S. Kayden, Frank Backus, Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design, sponsored by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, with the support of Advocates for Privately Owned Public Space at Municipal Art Society of New York, the Loeb Fellowship Program, and the Rachel Dorothy Tanur Memorial Lectureship Fund.
Jack Spengler on The Next Phase of Climate Change, 3/6/2013
Please join Jack Spengler, newly named director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment, for a discussion of the current work happening at Harvard on the links between a healthy climate and healthy people as we seek a sustainable path forward.
Our Moment in Time: The Next Phase of Climate Change
As Jim Kim, President of the World Bank said recently, "A four degree warmer world can and must be avoided." Evidence of the so-called Climate Cliff has been recognized for years by the scientific community, and has recently become part of our cultural lexicon. Now that we have consensus around the problem, we need to focus on the solutions to climate change and the benefits of our actions for the earth and ourselves.
An exclusive Sert Council event
432 Park Avenue Presentation by Harry Macklowe, 3/5/2013
Join us for a special presentation by Harry Macklowe, developer of 432 Park Avenue, designed by Rafael Viñoly. This structure will be the tallest residential building in the western hemisphere.
JOSEP LLUÍS SERT COUNCIL for annual leadership giving launched in the fall of 2011 during the GSD’s 75th anniversary celebration. Sert Council recognizes those alumni and friends whose generosity has made a deep impact on the GSD, our students, and the future of design.
Day Trip to the Getty Center, Los Angeles, 3/2/2013
HCSD club member Marty Poirier FASLA, will lead the tour of the Central Garden and share his insight on the making of this very special place. His firm, SPURLOCK POIRIER Landscape Architects of San Diego served as the landscape architect in collaboration with the artist Robert Irwin in the creation of the Garden.
Annual Meeting and Lecture, 2/25/2013
401 E. Fourth St., Downtown Cincinnati
5:30 pm Annual Meeting
6 pm Social Hour with Cash Bar
7 pm Dinner followed by lecture
Building Healthy Communities in the Transition Century
Dr. Ann Forsyth, Professor of Urban Planning
As the world urbanizes over the coming decades cities will face new challenges including maintaining healthy populations. Dr. Forsyth will trace the multiple connections between health and place from air quality to physical activity.
Post-Superstorm: Planning and Design After Sandy, 2/21/2013
From left: Professor Joyce Rosenthal, Eddie Bautista, Walter Meyer (MLAUD '03), Abby Suckle (MArch '77) and Thaddeus Pawlowski
Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, Cambridge, MA
New York City has been defined by its 520 miles of coastline, sometimes called the "sixth borough." As the city has developed, its waterfront has been turned from industry to more recreational and residential use. While planning for a rising sea level, the city must now come to terms with the impact of the recent unprecedented storm surge, and meet the demands of recovery. How are the city's conflicting priorities and challenges being addressed by the multitude of city leaders, urban planners, design professionals and design organizations? Moderated by Joyce Klein Rosenthal, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Co-coordinator of the Advanced Studies Program in Risk and Resilience, with Abby Suckle MArch '77, FAIA (Abby Suckle Architect; CultureNOW).
Far right: Walter Meyer (MLAUD '03) talks with students after the panel.
"A Landscape of Security" Studio Course Discussion with Professor Tom Oslund, MLA '86 and Harvard GSD Students in Washington, D.C., 2/8/2013
Professor Tom Oslund (MLA '86), second from right, speaks
The studio focuses on the ways in which landscape can serve as a means of security. The students are charged with creating a facility that would consolidate the US Department of State’s Diplomatic Security training center. The mission of Diplomatic Security is “to provide a safe secure environment for the conduct of US foreign policy.” This state of the art training facility will consolidate existing geographically separated training functions into a single location to improve training efficiency and operations. This headquarters will be a place that every person associated with the diplomatic Foreign Service will visit for training purposes including the presidential appointed chief of state. The facility will be located on a 1500 acre site in Nottoway County, Virginia near the town of Blackstone. For a full description of the studio, please click here.
This event is co-hosted by Scott Kilbourn, MArch ’83, Principal and COO International, Perkins Eastman, and member, Alumni Council Alumni, and the GSD Office of Alumni Relations.
Harvard Club of Boston
374 Commonwealth Avenue
This unique event brings alumni together on one night, in cities around the world. It is a special opportunity to connect with fellow alumni and current students from across the University. Build new connections, reconnect with classmates, share your experiences with students, and welcome recent graduates to your city. Tap into the power of the network!