Urban Planning and Design News: Archive

In the early 20th Century, the founder of the Bata Shoe Company combined American methods of factory management with the European ethic of communalism to realize a vision of more efficient working and living conditions. Victor Sanz (MAUD '11) begins his odyssey to visit the global network of Bata towns with a GSD Druker Traveling Fellowship, and shares notes of his travels with the Canadian journal On Site Review 27 and with us.

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On June 11-12, the GSD was home to a United Nations Expert Group Meeting (EGM) entitled “Women’s Economic Empowerment: A Critical Element for Prosperous Cities.” The global gathering, hosted by Assistant Professor of Urban Planning Michael Hooper, brought together key urban policymakers and the leadership of grassroots women’s organizations to forge a policy platform for addressing women’s economic empowerment in cities.

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The theory section of the Buenos Aires-based PLOT magazine featured the South America Project (SAP) in its most recent issue. The magazine presents an overview of the SAP conference held at the GSD last October, and highlights the work in progress of the research network. 

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Nader Tehrani (MAUD '91) and Dan Gallagher (MArch '91) have received 12 awards for the restoration, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the Hinman Research Building

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In a recent interview with India Ink, a New York Times blog, Professor Rahul Mehrotra discusses the rise of “parasitic” gated communities in India’s cities, and the need for planning experts in its smaller towns. Read the full interview.



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