Urban Planning and Design News

In discussing "POPS" (privately owned public spaces) in the latest edition of ArchitectureBostonJerold S. KaydenFrank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design, outlines the learning curve of acknowledging, mapping, utilizing, critiquing, and potentially celebrating these often overlooked spaces. 

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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. 

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Eve Blau, adjunct professor of the history of urban form, has been awarded the Victor Adler State Prize (Victor Adler-Staatspreis für Gesichte sozialer Bewegungen 2015) from the Austrian Ministry of Science, Research, and Economy.

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Urban Design and Planning Professor Rahul Mehrotra’s Extreme Urbanism III studio explores possible interventions at the intersection between critical conservation and urban planning and design for Agra, India, an exemplar of contemporary urban challenges. At this moment, Loeb Fellows, studio students and students in the MDes Critical Conservation Program are in Agra conducting a close study of the conditions and opportunities that can propel the city forward toward a more sustainable future for its citizens, its historical treasures and its environment. 

Read more and see photos in the LOEBlog.

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