Eve Blau presents “Mapping Hybrid Urban Conditions in Postsocialist Europe” at UC Berkeley on November 1 in the MAPPING AND ITS DISCONTENTS SYMPOSIUM.
Felipe Correa (associate professor of urban design) will deliver the main lecture on urbanism and lansdcape at the annual INFONAVIT Conference in Mexico.
The Joint Center for Housing Studies symposium, “What Works in Community Investing: A Community Development Summit,” brought in leading community developers from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
Ecosistema Urbano, the firm of Belinda Tato and Jose Luis Vallejo (both design critics in urban planning and design), just won the Silver Award of the Taipei International Design Award 2013 in the Public Space Design category . Their "Energy carousel" is the creative embodiment of a more sustainable approach to urbanism.
Research and collaboration is front and center at the GSD, and these days, it’s moving design forward into areas never before ventured. The Design Robotics Group (DRG), a research unit that looks at the role of material processes and systems in the built environment, and the Responsive Environments and Artifacts Lab (REAL), have delved into the world of science through their innovative partnership with the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.
Natalia Gaerlan visits a poor community in northern-central Thailand that has taught itself resilience in the face of recurring flooding, in part thanks to involvement in the country's very successful Baan Mankong community empowerment program.
Airport Landscape: Urban Ecologies in the Aerial Age, the exhibition curated by Charles Waldheim and Sonja Dümpelmann, has been featured in The Atlantic Cities.
President Drew Faust's vision of One HARVARD has both inspired the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s collaborations across schools, disciplines and facilities, and led to unprecedented cross-disciplinary activity and engagement with the university at large over the past year. This fall, we sat down with Michael Hays, professor of architectural theory and associate dean for academic affairs, to ask him about the GSD’s support of the One HARVARD mission.
Honoring the school’s growing global influence, GSD Development and Alumni Relations hosted Alumni Weekend 8,000 miles from Gund Hall, where nearly 150 alumni, faculty and friends convened in Hong Kong from September 14 through 16 for an engaging program including “The Future of the City in Global City-Regions” symposium, local architectural tours and a Grand Reception. While the bulk of participants came from the school’s vast alumni base in the region, several participants traveled from remote locales including London, Poland, Chicago, Texas and Australia, representing classes from 1970 to 2014. In an effort to meet alumni closer to home, the School opted to host this year’s event outside of Cambridge for the second year in a row.
William (Bill) Anderson (MCRP ’83) is a planner living in the Mission Hills neighborhood of San Diego with his wife, two kids and their dog. He is a principal and vice-president at AECOM, overseeing the Economics + Planning practice for the western US Design + Planning group.