Alumni News: Archive

Sara Hendren (MDesS '13) is not known for drawing within the lines and she’s not easily discouraged. She started her guerrilla art project, the Accessible Icon Project, as a provocation and conversation starter 3 years ago in Cambridge with Brian Glenney.  By now it’s become a global movement, seasoned by a touch of controversy, and it landed her on the front page of the Boston Globe Saturday. Read “Wheelchair icon revamped by guerrilla art project.”



The Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) announced today that John K. F. Irving (AB ’83, MBA ’89, GSD Campaign Chair) and Anne Irving Oxley, have made a significant donation of $10 million to the School in honor of their father John E. (Jack) Irving.

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Mexico City was recently selected recently for the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge, and 6 students and alums from the GSD and HKS contributed to that success. Acting as the Agencia de Resiliencia Urbana (Urban Resilience Collective), Adriana Chávez (MDesS and MArch '14), Víctor Rico Espínola (MAUD '14), Oscar Malaspina (MAUD '13), Elena Tudela (MAUD '12), Einat Rosenkrantz (MAUD '13) and Johanan Rivera (HKS MPAID '13) collaborated with Mexico City to create its winning proposal.

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The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning has announced its 2013 awards, and Sai Balakrishan (PhD ’13) is being honored with the Gill-Chin Lim Award for the Best Dissertation on International Planning. Her paper “Land Conflicts and Cooperatives along Pune’s Highways: Managing India’s Agrarian to Urban Transition” focuses on the challenges as India makes its conversion from an agrarian to an urban economy.

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The Smart[er] Citizens research and teaching collaboration between the GSD and Bergamo University has launched with a one-week design workshop in Bergamo, Italy. The workshop's strategic analysis of Bergamo will form the basis for the Smart[er] Cities course being offered in the 2014 spring semester by Nashid Nabian.

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A new competition chaired by GSD Dean Mohsen Mostafavi and SEAS Dean Cherry Murray challenges students to propose sustainable ideas that would improve urban life by 2030.

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