In future years, people will remember 2011 as the year in which physical public space reclaimed its lofty status in the public sphere thanks to the audacious actions of engaged individuals.
Since its origins in the 1960s, GIS has enabled designers, planners, developers, public agencies, and communities to make better decisions about the shape of urbanization and its impact. GIS improves design and planning by using geographically referenced data on subjects ranging from the economy to ecology and beyond.
“The South America Project (SAP): Hinterland Urbanisms” symposium took place at Harvard’s GSD on October 7th and 8th. The event marked the launch of an applied research and design network that examines the space of design within recent resource Extraction and continental Integration policies in South America.
Surface Deep is a new garden recently installed within the entry sequence for the visitors to the Reford Gardens' Metis International Garden Festival in Quebec, Canada. Supported by the Department of Landscape Architecture, the project's design was led by Harvard Graduate School of Design lecturers Leire Asensio Villoria and David Syn Chee Mah and developed and fabricated in collaboration with students from the Landscape Architecture and Architecture programs at the Harvard GSD.
Machado and Silvetti Associates, firm of Jorge Silvetti, Nelson Robinson, Jr. Professor of Architecture, with its international partner, Akitek Jururancang (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (AJM) has recently been awarded the commission as master planners for the Kuala Lumpur International Financial District (KLIFD).
For Jeanne Gang, who was just awarded one of the twenty-two $500,000 no-strings-attached MacArthur Fellowships, her time as a student and (last semester) as a studio critic at the GSD has meant primarily an experience of intellectual intensity and broadening.