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Rosetta Elkin, Lecturer in Landscape Architecture, is the recipient of the Daniel Urban Kiley Teaching Fellowship in Landscape Architecture for the 2012-2013 academic year. The Fellowship is awarded competitively on an annual basis, and is intended to recognize and foster emerging design educators whose work embodies the potentials for landscape as a medium of design in the public realm. A jury comprised of leading figures from the Harvard GSD faculty including the incumbent Kiley Fellow took part in the selection process. The Daniel Urban Kiley Fellowship builds upon the GSD’s history of pedagogic innovation as well as the Department of Landscape Architecture’s century of leadership in landscape education.

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Michael Hooper, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, and his colleague Leonard Ortolano at Stanford have published results from their research on slum dweller mobilization in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Their recent paper, in the journal Environment and Urbanization, examines factors motivating slum dweller participation in physically and politically risky social movement activities. The research looked at grassroots mobilization around a large-scale eviction in the city's Kurasini ward. The study's results suggest that the dynamics of participatory decision making are more complex than usually assumed by planners, policymakers and community organizers alike. 

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