Urban Planning and Design News: Archive

Sam Seidel (MUP) is interested in innovation. Currently a visiting fellow at the GSD, Seidel is holding a series of events investigating Cambridge’s Kendall Square, one of the world’s most successful innovation clusters.

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Anna Grichting Solder (DDes ’08) has introduced a new publication, Stitching the Buffer Zone: Landscapes, Sounds and Trans_Experiences along the Cyprus Green Line, co-authored with Maria Costi de CastrilloStephanie Keszi and Georgia Frangoudi.

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Florian Idenburg’s (adjunct associate professor of architecture) firm SO - IL and Mass Design Group, founded by Michael Murphy (MArch '11) and Alan Ricks (MArch '10), have been named Emerging Voices 2013 by the Architectural League NY.

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Loeb Fellows saw the Harvard University January term as an opportunity to dig into their interests, work closely with GSD students and - by the way - solve some thorny real-world challenges. They designed 4 dynamic courses based on their passions.

Read more in the LOEBlog

Image: Lynn Richards with students in Retrofitting Suburbia

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A popular J-term for MUPs, “Retrofitting Suburbia,” led by current Loeb Fellows Lynn Richards and Deanna VanBurendealt with the possibilities of revitalizing abandoned or underutilized suburban properties. Fourteen students explored policy and design strategies to facilitate and create incentives for redevelopment in the two-day class.

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The final review of the Master of Urban Planning first semester core studio was all about big visions, as students examined the visions and novel physical interventions of influential urban plans from the western planning canon.

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The gigantic pop-up city established for the Hindu festival Kumbh Mela is the perfect crucible for interdisciplinary research. This January 8 faculty and 20 students from the GSD and other Harvard schools are traveling to northern India for fieldwork for the project “Mapping Kumbh Mela.” The initiative is co-led by Rahul Mehrotra (chair of the department of urban design and planning) and Diana Eck (affiliated professor to UPD) with the South Asia Initiative, FAS, HBS and SPH.

Read "Mapping the Kumbh Mela" in the Times of India.

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