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In the spirit of creating new forms of collaboration to address contemporary design issues, on March 7 the Aga Khan Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design celebrated its tenth anniversary by joining with academics and experts from MIT’s Aga Khan Program, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture to explore The Space Between Development and Conservation in the Muslim world. 

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Two GSD student teams won first-place awards in the 2013-2014 Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) Net-Zero Energy Design Competition.

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Rahul Mehrotra (professor of urban planning, chairman of the Department of Urban Planning And Design and faculty of South Asia Institute) expected to give a lecture in Karachi, Pakistan, about regional affinities and mutual learning and engage in discussion with a modest audience. By the time of his talk, the event had grown to a 3-day conference, and countries throughout South Asia sent representatives. There’s a hunger for his message of shared history, culture and cooperation.

Read “The Bright Side of Pakistan” in the Harvard Gazette.

Photo by Justin Stern

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Richard Peiser, Michael D. Spear Professor of Real Estate Development at GSD, is scheduled to give the keynote address at the National Congress of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) in Brisbane on March  26, 2014. 

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Lindsay Woodson (MDesS ‘15) will be working in the LA Mayor's Office Department of Homeland Security this summer, courtesy of a fellowship from the HKS Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Her internship will pair her with Dr. Lucy Jones, a US Geological Services seismologist, to create resiliency policies and plans for the city.

Learn more about the Ash Center summer 2014 fellowship project proposals.

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Ann Whiteside (librarian and assistant dean for information resources) was awarded the Nancy De Laurier Award from the Visual Resources Association on March 13th. The award honors an achievement of global significance for the image community, the SAHARA digital archive of architectural images

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For the excellence of her work with students and her strong commitment to teaching during the fall 2013 term, Ashley Mendelsohn (MDesS ’14) has been awarded a Certificate of Distinction in Teaching by the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning in cooperation with the dean of undergraduate education.  Mendelsohn is 2 for 2: she won the award for the spring 2013 semester as well.

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A vision created by Chris Reed’s firm Stoss Landscape Urbanism in collaboration with SHoP Architects has been selected as the jury’s choice in the Dallas Connected City Design Challenge, initiated to reunite downtown Dallas and the Trinity River. GSD alums Amy Whitesides (MLA '12), Mariusz Klemens (MAUD '12) and Ellen Garrett (MLA '13) were on the Stoss team.

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Two GSD student teams recently won first-place awards in the 2013-14 NESEA (Northeast Sustainable Energy Association) Net-Zero Energy Design Competition.   The competition called for low-energy, high aesthetic architectural designs supported by energy simulation analysis for a variety of building types in Holyoke, Mass.

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