Urban Planning and Design News

This summer, Stamen Design of San Francisco introduced a Fellowship series in partnership with Gray Area Foundation for the Arts’ Creative Coding Fellowship, Autodesk and SPUR, nominating two Harvard students as fellows: GSD alum Andreas Viglakis (MAUD '14) along with HBS student Moira Forberg.

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Felipe Correa's (associate professor of urban design) workshop “Tokyo: A Synthesis of Scales” explored Tokyo as a unique urban laboratory to examine architecture across a range of urban scales. Students and faculty from architecture schools in the region took part in a short yet intense design exercise. The workshop was supported by Dean Mostafavi's office, Tokyo alumni and the Mori Corporation.

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Career Discovery students investigating urban planning and design this summer are getting a crash course in how to redevelop a site. Under the guidance of Adrienne Matthews (MUP ’14), Lydia Scott (MUP ’14), and Beth Lundell Garver (MAUD ’14), the students are developing plans to reuse a large parcel of land that is currently home to a big-box store in Somerville, Massachusetts.

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Students from UPD’s second semester core urban planning studio have published “Connect Chelsea: Three Visions for a Gateway City,” a report of their recent work in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Their proposals range from converting industrial waterfront into parkland to incubating businesses, designed for lasting impact.

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The Graduate School of Design is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Gerard Pietrusko (MArch, ‘12) as Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, effective July 1, 2014.

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Ana Gelabert-Sanchez (LF ’11, MLA) was selected to be part of a team of international advisors working with Zhuhai, China, to assist the city in becoming “one of the most habitable environmentally friendly waterside cities in Asia.” Read more in the LOEBlog.



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