Urban Planning and Design News: Archive

Silvia Benedito (assistant professor in landscape architecture), and Alexander Häusler (MArch II '04) of OFICINAA won 3rd prize in the international competition to design the Danube riverfront in the city of Ingolstadt, Germany. 

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The Harvard Urban Planning Organization once again took part in Parking Day, an annual international event in which designers, activists, and ordinary citizens turn parking spaces into miniature parks. This year’s theme was “The Public Living Room.”

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GSD denizens represent a strong presence at the upcoming Buenos Aires Biennale: BienalBA. Inaki Abalos, Felipe Correa, Rahul Mehrotra and Jorge Silvetti are featured speakers, and Mehrotra has won the  Bienal de Arquitectura Internacional award..

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150 GSD students, alumni and friends gathered on a Brooklyn rooftop as the sun set over Manhattan in late July. GSD alumni hosted the cocktail reception at the New Lab, a Beta space facility in the Brooklyn Navy Yard that brings together design, prototyping and new manufacturing that incubates and encourages innovative work in a range of disciplines.

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The UPD Department hosted its annual bus tour of Boston on September 7, led by Alex Krieger and Kathy Spiegelman, to introduce first year UPD students to the history of planning and development in the city. 

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Richard Peiser and David Hamilton receive the Silver Award for best real estate book of the year by the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) for Professional Real Estate Development: The ULI Guide to the Business, 3rd Edition. 

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GSD students took part in an unconventional experiment at MoMA PS1 this summer, aimed at generating bold solutions to our pressing environmental problems. Brennan Baxley (MLA), Stefan DiLeo (MAUD), Yoonjee Koh (MArch), Yina Ng (MArch)  and Patricia Semmler (MArch) joined peers from Cornell for a 2-week residency, living and working in a temporary installation at the museum.

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The 11th Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design has been awarded to two projects in very different parts of the world: Porto, Portugal and Medellin, Colombia. The theme this year, Transformative Mobility, goes beyond physical movement to encompass social mobility and the reinvigoration of civic space. Today, as throughout its 27-year history, the Prize celebrates broad design interventions that repair and regenerate cities.

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