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Eve Blau, adjunct professor of the history of urban form, has been awarded the Victor Adler State Prize (Victor Adler-Staatspreis für Gesichte sozialer Bewegungen 2015) from the Austrian Ministry of Science, Research, and Economy.

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Urban Design and Planning Professor Rahul Mehrotra’s Extreme Urbanism III studio explores possible interventions at the intersection between critical conservation and urban planning and design for Agra, India, an exemplar of contemporary urban challenges. At this moment, Loeb Fellows, studio students and students in the MDes Critical Conservation Program are in Agra conducting a close study of the conditions and opportunities that can propel the city forward toward a more sustainable future for its citizens, its historical treasures and its environment. 

Read more and see photos in the LOEBlog.

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Dan Borelli, director of exhibitions at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, has been steadily expanding the work he developed at the school while a student in the Art, Design, and the Public Domain program, which has recently garnered the attention of the Boston Globe.

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Professor Krzysztof Wodiczko’s 2014 work Invisible wounds, which was presented at Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie in Paris last year, was recently acquired by Centre Pompidou

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Ask any resident of Mexico City where they would like to be on a warm, Sunday afternoon, and it may well be a landscape designed by Mario Schjetnan. On Tuesday, February 17, Schjetnan described his latest projects on the practice and theory of landscape in a public lecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. 

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The American Planning Association has awarded an AICP Student Project Award to a plan created by a Harvard University Graduate School of Design studio.

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Harvard Magazine recently published an article by Stephanie Garlock called "Good Design: A Public Interest Movement Redefines Architecture," in which the author provides a critical analysis of socially progressive and pro bono architecture practices today.

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Caroline James (MArch ’14, associate at Maryanne Thompson Architects and LOEBlogger) and her colleague Arielle Assouline-Lichten (MArch ’13) will receive the Tribune award at the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation Leadership Awards Gala on February 26. Read more on the LOEBlog.

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Private investment in public park assets is being seen as a win-win situation for budget-challenged urban areas, and indeed it has worked well for existing jewels like Central Park in NYC. But as Inga Saffron (LF ’12) points out in her commentary in the New Republic, there’s a downside as well. Read more in the LOEBlog.

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The Boston Society of Architects, a local AIA chapter, has announced its 2014 Design Awards, and Ann Beha (LF ’88) is once again in the spotlight. Her Shelburne Museum Center for Art and Education and her University of Chicago Center for Economics both took Design Excellence Awards. Beha recently won an AIA Honor Award for her work on the Cambridge Public Library.

See the entire list of BSA honorees, which includes associate professor of landscape architecture Chris Reed’s Stoss.

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