Here are the winners of the Summer 2013 Community Service Fellowships.
Lily Wubeshet (MArch I 2014), Affordable Housing Institute, Boston, MA
Lily will be conducting research on incremental housing typologies in informal settlements around the world. The results can be used as a reference point for slum rehabilitation and low cost housing projects globally.
Elizabeth MacWillie (MAUD 2014), Building Community (BC) Workshop, Dallas, TX (Funded by the Dallas Summer Fellowship)
The buildingcommunityWORKSHOP is a Dallas based nonprofit community design center seeking to improve the livability and viability of communities through the practice of thoughtful design and making. Elizabeth will be working on two projects involving urban design and community planning.
Irene Figueroa Ortiz (Arch I/MUP 2015), Detroit Collaborative Design Center, Detroit, MI
Irene will be focused on creating a design scheme which captures the citizen input which resulted in the Detroit Future City plan.
Alison Tramba (MUP 2014), MASS Design Group, Boston, MA
Alison’s internship will extend across two projects. The first will be an assessment of the expected health, economic, and educational benefits from MASS Design Group’s recently-completed cholera treatment center in Haiti. The second project will involve working with a team to establish a robust set of health standards for the development of physical infrastructure in Liberia.
Dane Carlson (MLA II), MASS Design Group, Boston, MA
Dane will work with the MASS Design team to design more resilient communities through innovative design solutions and processes that strengthen the community.
Abhinay Sharma (MDesS 2014, Energy & Environments), Neighborworks Blackstone River Valley, Woonsocket, RI (Funded by the Doebele Fellowship)
Abhinay’s internship will support the organization’s work to develop good affordable housing for low and moderate income families. He will be developing and administering a visual preference survey, mapping critical information to inform the planning process, preparing materials for the community charrette, developing a site analysis for the neighborhood, and analyze vacant properties and data.
Kate Anderson (MUP 2014), Newark Dept. of Housing & Urban Development, Newark, NJ
Kate will be working on the Newark River Public Access and Redevelopment Plan. Her internship will involve analysis, mapping and community engagement. She will also be helping the city with a new public space project called “Not a Good Look”.
Trevor Johnson (MUP 2014), New York City Dept. of City Planning, Waterfront & Open Space, New York, NY (Funded by Harvard Club of New York)
Trevor’s internship will focus on various approaches to mitigating climate change’s impacts on urban communities, buildings, and infrastructure. He will be identifying and researching several topics, including the vulnerability of historic resources to coastal climate change, case studies of strategic retreat from flood zones, and mitigation measures for maritime industrial sites.
Elyse Agnello (MArch I 2014), Redmoon, Chicago, IL (Funded by the Doebele Fellowship)
Elyse’s internship will involve efforts to transform Redmoon’s newly acquired 57,000 sq. ft. warehouse into a vibrant cultural center. The realization of this project will benefit the Pilsen neighborhood where it is located as well as the greater City of Chicago.
Adrienne Mathews (MUP 2014), Union Square Main Streets, Somerville, MA
Adrienne will be developing a strategy for the spatial integration and connection of the proposed green line T station in Union Square. The strategy will help to ensure that local businesses and the local community will benefit from this new link and the enhanced transit connection.
Tim Czerwienski (MUP 2014), Union Square Main Streets, Somerville, MA
Tim will be working with local residents and businesses in a rapidly changing neighborhood. He will conduct research that anticipates parking demand for the three proposed phases of redevelopment in the neighborhood. Tim will also identify suitable sites and appropriate size for a new municipal parking garage in Union Square.