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Tracing the line from architectural thinking through real estate and development thinking, Architect's Greener Grass blog muses aloud about Harvard University Graduate School of Design's Masters in Design Studies, Real Estate and the Built Environment

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This past weekend, associate professor of Landscape Architecture Peter Del Tredici and Teri Rueb (PhD '11)—the latter the 2012–13 metaLAB artist in residence—released their "Other Order" app, which tours visitors to the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University in Jamaica Plain.

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The Social Agency Lab is a multidisciplinary research group. Its mission is to study “the way in which individuals, institutions and organizations shape social outcomes in cities.” It features work done by research assistants and students who are conducting a thesis.

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On the tail end of a week as a visiting fellow in residence at the Harvard Graudate School of Design, Robert Hammond, who cofounded the organization “Friends of the High Line” and cocreated the celebrated High Line park in New York City, met up with Boston Globe reporter Renée Loth and Jerold Kaydenthe Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design, to walk the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston.

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At the end of the 2013–2014 academic year, the Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s urban planning students met to elect officers for the Harvard Urban Planning Organization (HUPO), a club devoted to the academic and professional development of individuals who work with the built environment.

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Assistant professor of Urban Planning Joyce Klein Rosenthal's latest study of heat-related mortality in cities has garnered significant reponse—both TIME Magazine and the UK's Daily Mail have featured it in the past weeks.

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Assistant professor in Landscape Architecture Silvia Benedito was awarded the MacDowell Colony Fellowship. During the summer fellowship she worked on her current book project titled Atmosphere Anatomies: On Design, Weather and Sensation, which is focused on the role of atmosphere as a design medium in the disciplines of landscape architecture and urbanism.

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Going from covering suburban planning-board meetings to witnessing sectarian violence in the Balkans may not seem like the most obvious career path, but for 2012 Loeb Fellow alumna Inga Saffron, it was a natural progression that ultimately led to her current role as the architecture critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Encouraged by placing 1st Runner-up in the inaugural Dean's Design Challenge last May, Wendy Fok (DDes candidate) and her team have gone full steam ahead to bring their innovative Resilient Modular Systems to the world market. 

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Professor of Architectural Technology and Founding Director of the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities Ali Malkawi was recently interviewed by Architectural Record about the Center, how he sees "green buildings," and retrofitting a prewar house.

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