The GSD Tourism Club led a walking tour of Jamaica Plain on Saturday, September 8, as this year’s first “getouttagund” program. The tours are one way the club sparks connections and debate about the social, economic, cultural, policy and planning issues related to tourism.
Xiaowei R. Wang (MLA '13) and Heather Dunbar (MLA '13) were awarded first place in the competition to re-imagine the vacant Pruitt Igoe housing project in St. Louis, for their submission “St. Louis Ecological Production Line.” Third prize went to the Social Agency Lab for “The Fantastic Pruitt-Igoe!,” with a team including GSD students and alums.
The Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative, of which Timothy Hyde (associate professor of architecture) is a founding member, has received a 2012 Graham Foundation grant in support of its digital research and publication initiatives.
President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint Alex Krieger, Professor in Practice in Urban Design, to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.
LUCE et studio, firm of Jennifer Luce (MDesS '94), announce the exhibition "to have and to hold" at the Venice Biennale from August 30-November 30. This exhibit is part of a group exhibit by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.
A team led by GSD students Stefano Andreani (MDesS '13) and Federico de Molfetta (MDesS '13) has won the Bocconi Urban Campus international competition with the “Bocconi Yard” project.
Michael Hooper, assistant professor of urban planning, recently published the results of a study of forced eviction and resettlement in Tanzania.
Renewable Energy Magazine caught up with Andreas Georgoulias, research director for the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure, to dig into the challenge he's undertaken: to offer guidelines for infrastructure sustainability and design for the 21st Century. Read the interview.
Michael Ezban (MLA1 AP '13) has been invited to deliver his paper, "The Trash Heap of History," at the TRASH Conference in the UK on September 14. The paper examining the ancient Roman landfill Monte Testaccio was published in Places journal earlier this year.
Join Rahul Mehrotra (chair of the department of urban planning and design), Richard Cash (senior lecturer at the Harvard School of Public Health) and James Potter and Jennifer Weaver (master’s candidates at SPH) for a lively discussion of their work at the intersection of design and public health in Mumbai. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 5:00 PM