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Felipe Correa's (associate professor of urban design) workshop “Tokyo: A Synthesis of Scales” explored Tokyo as a unique urban laboratory to examine architecture across a range of urban scales. Students and faculty from architecture schools in the region took part in a short yet intense design exercise. The workshop was supported by Dean Mostafavi's office, Tokyo alumni and the Mori Corporation.

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This summer, Stamen Design of San Francisco introduced a Fellowship series in partnership with Gray Area Foundation for the Arts’ Creative Coding Fellowship, Autodesk and SPUR, nominating two Harvard students as fellows: GSD alum Andreas Viglakis (MAUD '14) along with HBS student Moira Forberg.

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This summer, The Architectural League and the Center for an Urban Future have launched a design study to articulate new architectural, financial, and programmatic possibilities that will unlock the potential of the NYC branch libraries to be essential neighborhood-based resource centers.

An interdisciplinary team including Daniel Hernandez, (LF ’98) of Topoloty LLC and Michael Murphy (MArch ‘11), executive director of MASS Design Group, is among the 5 winning teams selected to participate in the design study. Learn more on the ArchLeague website.

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The Lincoln Institute’s quarterly July 2014 issue of Land Lines is rich with insights from Loeb Fellows Lynn Richards (LF ’13), Helen Lochhead (Lincoln/Loeb Fellow ’14) and Anthony Flint (LF ’01). Read more in the LOEBlog.

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Career Discovery students investigating urban planning and design this summer are getting a crash course in how to redevelop a site. Under the guidance of Adrienne Matthews (MUP ’14), Lydia Scott (MUP ’14), and Beth Lundell Garver (MAUD ’14), the students are developing plans to reuse a large parcel of land that is currently home to a big-box store in Somerville, Massachusetts.

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Students from UPD’s second semester core urban planning studio have published “Connect Chelsea: Three Visions for a Gateway City,” a report of their recent work in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Their proposals range from converting industrial waterfront into parkland to incubating businesses, designed for lasting impact.

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MDes students Jared Friedman, Olga Mesa and Hea Min Kim (all MDes in Technology ’15) have married age-old ceramic materials with modern processes to create beautiful, innovative building surfaces. Their work caught the attention of Wired.

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The Nyanza Superfund site was a giant lemon for the town of Ashland, Massachusetts, but Dan Borelli (MDes ’12 in Art, Design and the Public Domain) is intent on making lemonade. He’s just received an ArtPlace grant to create an oral and visual history of the community’s relationship with the site, and a light and landscape installation.

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Matt Teismann (MDes candidate) was awarded a grant from the Harvard Kennedy School's Indonesia Program for his project (Architecture) Without Origins. Teismann will spend 3 weeks in Indonesia, Sumatra, and Nias in August and September to analyze how cultural and social estrangement in Sumatra has been influenced by the disappearance of deeply rooted and rich architectural heritage exemplified in the village of Bawömataluo.

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Bradley Cantrell (MLA ‘03), associate professor of landscape architecture, has been named a TEDGlobal 2014 Fellow.

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