Urban Planning and Design News: Archive

Mitchell J. Silver, president of the American Planning Association, gave a lecture entitled “Planning in the 21st Century: What’s Next?” in February at the GSD.

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Susan S. Fainstein (senior research fellow) raised examples from Amsterdam, New York and Singapore to make a case for the “just city” in her recent lecture at the Centre for Liveable Cities in Singapore.

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Two GSD studios have made Mexico City their laboratory and have taken dramatically different approaches to solving problems and liberating the potential of this thrilling metropolis.

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The Department of Landscape Architecture has announced the 2013 Project Awards for the Penny White Fund. Sixteen projects were selected for their originality and innovation, as well as their contribution to pressing challenges related to the fields of urbanism, landscape and ecology.

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Career Discovery, one of the oldest career immersion programs in the United States, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.  An article in USNews examines the GSD’s program’s staying power as similar programs gain traction nationwide. Read “Why Smart Career Changers Choose Hands-On Exploration.”

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Lukas Pauer and Lin Ye (both MLAUD '14) have been invited to speak on their work “Rescaling Watersheds: On Shanghai’s Water Infrastructure” at the 7th International Association for China Planning Conference at Shanghai Jiao Tong University from June 29 to July 1.

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A team representing the GSD, Harvard School of Public Health and Kennedy School has secured an honorary mention in the 2013 Hult Prize competition for creatively using design as the medium for social entrepreneurship to address food insecurity in urban slums. The team (from left in the photo above) included Venkata Krishna Kumar Matturi, Conor O'Shea and Ghazal Jafari (MDesS candidates) working with Yogeeta Manglani (MSc, HSPH) and  Varun Bhandari (MPA, HKS).

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