Urban Planning and Design News

On the morning of Friday, September 18th, a group of Harvard Graduate School of Design Urban Planning and Design students blocked cars from using a parallel parking space on a busy Cambridge street by creating a temporary park within its lines. Potted plants, hammocks, couches, and a dozen people occupied the asphalt normally reserved for SUVs and sedans. This transformation of public space was part of PARK(ing) Day, a national event dedicated to raising awareness about the lack of open space in cities.

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Career Services is practically bursting with programs, energy, and ideas for how to assist in the professional development of UPD students. Among the highlights of the office’s ambitious agenda for the coming year is expansion of the Community Service Fellowship Program (CSFP) in partnership with the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) of Harvard University.

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Jacob Koch’s (MUP ’15) summer job brought him face to face with a long-brewing crisis: the depletion and pollution of drinking water in São Paulo, Brazil. 

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Gramlich Fellows Rob Wellburn and Matt Furman (both MUP ’15) presented the findings of summer-long community development research projects at a training institute for nonprofit professionals in Orlando, Florida.

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