Urban Planning and Design News

As part of a week spent visiting the Harvard University Graduate School of Design as a Visiting Fellow, Friends of the High Line cofounder Robert Hammond recently sat down with members of the Harvard Urban Planning Organization (HUPO) to discuss his innovative work.

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Harvard University Graduate School of Design professor and alumnus Hashim Sarkis has been appointed as Dean of the MIT School of Architecture and Planning.

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The Social Agency Lab is a multidisciplinary research group. Its mission is to study “the way in which individuals, institutions and organizations shape social outcomes in cities.” It features work done by research assistants and students who are conducting a thesis.

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On the tail end of a week as a visiting fellow in residence at the Harvard Graudate School of Design, Robert Hammond, who cofounded the organization “Friends of the High Line” and cocreated the celebrated High Line park in New York City, met up with Boston Globe reporter Renée Loth and Jerold Kaydenthe Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design, to walk the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston.

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At the end of the 2013–2014 academic year, the Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s urban planning students met to elect officers for the Harvard Urban Planning Organization (HUPO), a club devoted to the academic and professional development of individuals who work with the built environment.

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Assistant professor of Urban Planning Joyce Klein Rosenthal's latest study of heat-related mortality in cities has garnered significant reponse—both TIME Magazine and the UK's Daily Mail have featured it in the past weeks.

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MDes Professor of Art, Design, and the Public Domain Krzysztof Wodiczko’s “Homeless Projection: Place des Arts” will be on view at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal from October 8, 2014 to November 22, 2014. 

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That architects, urban planners, landscape architects, lawyers, government officials, and many other professionals all make valuable contributions to solving systemic problems underlies the interest of many individuals in enrolling in a joint or concurrent degree program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

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The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced the recipients of the 2014 ASLA Professional and Student Awards, and several Harvard University Graduate School of Design students were among the honorees.

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The Harvard Graduate School of Design is pleased to welcome Shohei Nakamura as the Pollman Fellow in Real Estate and Urban Development for the 2014-2015 academic year. 

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