The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts has announced its 2013 Grants to Individuals, and 7 of the 60 awards this year are going to GSD faculty and alums.
Members of the MUP class of 2013—Holly Masek, James McNally, and Mica Wilson—won the top prize of the first Connect Historic Boston Public Art Ideas Contest.
Following the recent devastating tornado in Oklahoma Joyce Klein Rosenthal (assistant professor of urban planning) has been thinking about optimal rebuilding processes and outcomes. In an interview with the Harvard Gazette, she talks about the meaning of resiliency and the attributes that help communities rebound. Read “Up from the ruins, slowly.”
On May 10, Felipe Correa (associate professor of urban design) moderated the Instrumentality of Design in the Latin American City during the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies advisory committee weekend in Santiago, Chile. The symposium brought together a multi-disciplinary group of Harvard faculty and speakers from throughout Latin America.
Students of the Disaster Field Lab: Creating Resilient Cities proved their mettle Monday, May 13, as they showcased projects with practical implications for intervention and future planning in the communities affected by Superstorm Sandy. Attended by a jury that included Loeb Fellows, GSD faculty, disaster experts and community representatives, they displayed the innovation, creativity, social awareness and problem-solving abilities for which the GSD is famous.
Nancy Slotnick writes in the Huffington Post blog that Jerold Kayden (professor of urban planning and design) “literally wrote the book on the POPS”—Publicly Owned Private Spaces—and that talking with him saved her business. Read about it in “How POPS Changed My Life.”
Kayden is quoted in another recent Huff Post article “After Oklahoma Tornado, To Rebuild Or Not To Rebuild.”
Allen Sayegh's (adjunct associate professor of architectural technology) firm INVIVIA has won the inaugural Creative City Challenge to produce a major public interactive art project in the city of Minneapolis.
A GSD team was selected from over 300 entries as finalists for the SixtyNine Seventy: The Spaces Between Urban Ideas Competition.