Urban Planning and Design News

John “Tad” Read (MDes ’04), a senior planner with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), has been appointed the BRA’s acting director of planning.

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April’s InFORMing Justice: A Conversation about the Role of Design in Building Equitable Communities event was the subject of a recent Al Jazeera America article.

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Kathleen Hanley (BA ’16), a student in Harvard’s undergraduate architecture studies track, has received an award of academic excellence from the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) in Copenhagen.

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The GSD is pleased to announce the appointment of Diane Davis as Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design as of July 1, 2015. Davis is currently the Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism at the GSD.

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Within hours of April 25’s magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal, Harvard Graduate School of Design students had initiated support and advocacy projects in GSD’s Gund Hall and began collaborating with students and faculty from within Harvard and beyond

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Last week’s Design Competition Conference, co-sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Van Alen Institute, probed both the bright and the dark sides of design competitions.

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Last week’s Harvard South Asia Institute (SAI) 2015 Annual Symposium offered an interdisciplinary look at the the world’s largest religious festival, the Kumbh Mela—a Hindu mass pilgrimage—through projects launched by Rahul Mehrotra, professor of Urban Planning and Design and chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, and Megan Panzano (MArch ’10), design critic in Architecture. 

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