Urban Planning and Design News: Archive

In 2010 Danish Kurani (MAUD '13) was inducted into the U.S. State Department's “Generation Change,” recognizing the best and most innovative American Muslim leaders under the age of 30.  Last week Kurani attended a dinner reception hosted by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to discuss building stronger relationships between the U.S. and the Muslim world.

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The GSD Tourism Club led a walking tour of Jamaica Plain on Saturday, September 8, as this year’s first “getouttagund” program. The tours are one way the club sparks connections and debate about the social, economic, cultural, policy and planning issues related to tourism. 

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Xiaowei R. Wang (MLA '13) and Heather Dunbar (MLA '13) were awarded first place in the competition to re-imagine the vacant Pruitt Igoe housing project in St. Louis, for their submission “St. Louis Ecological Production Line.” Third prize went to the Social Agency Lab for “The Fantastic Pruitt-Igoe!,” with a team including GSD students and alums. 

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President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint Alex Krieger, Professor in Practice in Urban Design, to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.

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Michael Hooper, assistant professor of urban planning, recently published the results of a study of forced eviction and resettlement in Tanzania. 

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Join Rahul Mehrotra (chair of the department of urban planning and design), Richard Cash (senior lecturer at the Harvard School of Public Health) and James Potter and Jennifer Weaver (master’s candidates at SPH) for a lively discussion of their work at the intersection of design and public health in Mumbai. 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 5:00 PM

K262, CGIS KNAFEL, 1730 CAMBRIDGE STREET, CAMBRIDGE, MA 02138

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