Dongsei Kim (MDesS '12) in Urbanism, Landscape, Ecology, has won an Honorable Mention in the National Geographic Award in Mapping for "The Demilitarized Zone: Redrawing the 151 mile border between North and South Korea."
On June 11-12, the GSD was home to a United Nations Expert Group Meeting (EGM) entitled “Women’s Economic Empowerment: A Critical Element for Prosperous Cities.” The global gathering, hosted by Assistant Professor of Urban Planning Michael Hooper, brought together key urban policymakers and the leadership of grassroots women’s organizations to forge a policy platform for addressing women’s economic empowerment in cities.
The theory section of the Buenos Aires-based PLOT magazine featured the South America Project (SAP) in its most recent issue. The magazine presents an overview of the SAP conference held at the GSD last October, and highlights the work in progress of the research network.
Three recent GSD graduates, Anthony Acciavatti (MArch '09), Justin Fowler (MArch '10) and Dan Handel (MArch '10), have won a Graham Foundation grant to develop a new magazine on American architecture and urbanism. Manifest: A Journal of American Architecture and Urbanism seeks to ask questions and initiate discussion about the state of American architecture in both cities and outlying areas.