GSD denizens represent a strong presence at the upcoming Buenos Aires Biennale: BienalBA. Inaki Abalos, Felipe Correa, Rahul Mehrotra and Jorge Silvetti are featured speakers, and Mehrotra has won the Bienal de Arquitectura Internacional award..
Erle Ellis just got to the GSD for his stint as visiting associate professor of landscape architecture and he’s already making a splash. In an opinion piece for the N.Y. Times, he challenges the conventional wisdom that human population growth is outstripping the earth’s ability to provide sustenance.
The 11th Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design has been awarded to two projects in very different parts of the world: Porto, Portugal and Medellin, Colombia. The theme this year, Transformative Mobility, goes beyond physical movement to encompass social mobility and the reinvigoration of civic space. Today, as throughout its 27-year history, the Prize celebrates broad design interventions that repair and regenerate cities.
As the world copes with significant climate events, Landscape Architecture is breaking out of its pigeonhole of gardens and grounds and assuming a role as convening discipline for urban problem-solving. Last term’s core studio Flux City, led by Chris Reed (HU ’91, professor of landscape architecture) took sea level rise as its focus, and students creaeted interventions to reverse the vulnerability of Jamaica Bay, NY.