Dean Mohsen Mostfavi was in Bangalore earlier this month to talk about “ecological urbanism” and a more ethical future for our cities. Read an interview he gave to the Times of India.
Elise Baudon and Benjamin Scheerbarth (MUP’14) organized and moderated a panel discussion at Beyond Resilience: Actions Toward a Just Metropolis, the Planners Network annual national conference in New York on June 8. The panel explored the financing model and the social justice implications of post-Sandy recovery in New York City.
The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts has announced its 2013 Grants to Individuals, and 7 of the 60 awards this year are going to GSD faculty and alums.
Members of the MUP class of 2013—Holly Masek, James McNally, and Mica Wilson—won the top prize of the first Connect Historic Boston Public Art Ideas Contest.
Following the recent devastating tornado in Oklahoma Joyce Klein Rosenthal (assistant professor of urban planning) has been thinking about optimal rebuilding processes and outcomes. In an interview with the Harvard Gazette, she talks about the meaning of resiliency and the attributes that help communities rebound. Read “Up from the ruins, slowly.”
On May 10, Felipe Correa (associate professor of urban design) moderated the Instrumentality of Design in the Latin American City during the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies advisory committee weekend in Santiago, Chile. The symposium brought together a multi-disciplinary group of Harvard faculty and speakers from throughout Latin America.