The Urban Theory Lab recently opened their exhibition "Operational Landscapes" at the Melbourne School of Design (MSD).
The Extreme Urbanism III studio, led by Rahul Mehrotra (professor and department chair, Urban Planning and Design), explores the intersection of critical conservation and urban planning and design. This month Loeb Fellows joined studio students and students in the MDes Critical Conservation program in Agra, India.
From a pool of 120 participating teams, two Harvard University Graduate School of Design teams made to the final four in the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Hines Competition of 2015.
In discussing "POPS" (privately owned public spaces) in the latest edition of ArchitectureBoston, Jerold S. Kayden, Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design, outlines the learning curve of acknowledging, mapping, utilizing, critiquing, and potentially celebrating these often overlooked spaces.
In his recently published Ganges Water Machine: Designing New India's Ancient River, Anthony Acciavatti (MArch '09) describes—through maps, photographs, and texts—the dense world of the Ganges River.
In the last century, stereotypes and attempts at social engineering have narrowed housing options in America, to the detriment of our ability to provide housing for all segments of society, argues Barbara Knecht (LF ‘93). But new middle class norms and well-designed small housing configurations are changing attitudes and providing hope for dealing with our current housing crisis. Read her contribution to the LOEBlog series, "Loeb Lab: From SROs to Micro-Units."
The American Planning Association’s (APA) Economic Development Division has awarded Jon Springfield (MUP ’15) a Holzheimer Memorial Student Scholarship.
Working with Loeb Fellow Thaddeus Pawlowski during J Term on their Boston Living with Water submission paid off for Lindsay Woodson (MArch), Jon Springfield (MUP) and Kira Sargent (MLA). Their entry, No Building is an Island, is a finalist in the building category, along with another entry by GSD alums Stephanie Goldberg (MArch ’93) and Mark Reed (MArch ’92), Prince Building Piers. There was GSD representation in the Neighborhood category with Resilient Linkages by Alex Krieger (professor of urban design), Kelly Lynema (MUP 13) and Brandon Cuffy (MArch) of NBBJ; and Chris Reed (associate professor of landscape architecture) was awarded Honorable Mention for Fort Point’s Living Basin in collaboration with Perkins and Will. Read more in the LOEBlog.