Urban Planning and Design News: Archive

GSD students will display the wide range of the school's research when Penn State holds its 1st "Nature of Spatial Practices" conference this Friday. The conference will examine how spatial practice, education and political discourse are responding to recent changes in technology, mobility and socio-cultural patterns.

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Krzysztof Wodiczko’s (professor in residence in art, design, and the public domain) Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery in Nantes, a project designed with Julian Bonder, was recently nominated for the 2013 European Union Mies van der Rohe Prize.

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A partnership including several GSD alums just won a major bid for the first-of-its-kind modular building of micro-units in NYC. Alphonse Lembo (MUP '10) of Monadnock Development led the team which included Eric Bunge (MArch '96) and Mimi Hoang (MArch '98) of nArchitects.

Listen to an 
interview with Eric Bunge on WBUR's Here and Now.

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In a profile in Harvard Magazine, professor of urban planning Ann Forsyth talks about why she’s taken up biking and why, in order to improve cities, she feels it’s necessary to look to the suburbs.

Read the “Harvard Portrait.”

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Loeb fellows and GSD faculty are applying their talents to the challenges of revitalizing Detroit in the Detroit Works Project. Toni Griffin (LF 1998 and adjunct associate professor of urban planning) led the Detroit Works’ technical team and Dan Pitera (LF 2005 and associate professor of architecture), director of Detroit Collaborative Design Center, oversaw community outreach. Chris Reed’s (adjunct associate professor of landscape architecture) firm Stoss Landscape Urbanism contributed to landscape, ecology and open space planning. Read "Stepping Up for the Future of Detroit" in the LOEBlog.

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“(Re)Mapping Health,” a new interdisciplinary initiative of the GSD and the School of Public Health was launched last week with support from the President's January Innovation Fund.

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Architectural Record’s “Editor’s Picks: Best Architecture of 2012” is studded with GSD stars. Here’s the list of their projects that “defined the year in design.”

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Robert Pietrusko’s (lecturer in landscape architecture and urban planning and design) work is being shown in a group exhibition at the Akademie Der Kunste in Berlin, Feb. 1 through March 24.

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PhD candidates Delia Wendel and Fallon Samuels-Aidoo believe space and politics are intertwined and essential to understanding conflict and consensus. Their research has led to a symposium, a book, and a recent article in Colloquy.

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