Urban Planning and Design News: Archive

Wendy W Fok (DDes ’16) announced as one of the 13 shortlisted candidates of the Emerging Designer Competition following a Canada-wide search that commenced in March 2013. 

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The Joint Center for Housing Studies symposium, “What Works in Community Investing: A Community Development Summit,” brought in leading community developers from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

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Eve Blau presents “Mapping Hybrid Urban Conditions in Postsocialist Europe” at UC Berkeley on November 1 in the MAPPING AND ITS DISCONTENTS SYMPOSIUM.

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Felipe Correa (associate professor of urban design) will deliver the main lecture on urbanism and lansdcape at the annual INFONAVIT Conference in Mexico.

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Ecosistema Urbano, the firm of Belinda Tato and Jose Luis Vallejo (both design critics in urban planning and design), just won the Silver Award of the Taipei International Design Award 2013 in the Public Space Design category . Their "Energy carousel" is the creative embodiment of a more sustainable approach to urbanism.

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William (Bill) Anderson (MCRP ’83) is a planner living in the Mission Hills neighborhood of San Diego with his wife, two kids and their dog. He is a principal and vice-president at AECOM, overseeing the Economics + Planning practice for the western US Design + Planning group.

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Natalia Gaerlan visits a poor community in northern-central Thailand that has taught itself resilience in the face of recurring flooding, in part thanks to involvement in the country's very successful Baan Mankong community empowerment program.

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The planning director and mayor of the city of Bogotá, Columbia, had a lunch discussion with the GSD community on November 7, co-sponsored by HUPO. Mayor Gustavo Petro’s visit to Harvard included a lecture titled "The Political Struggle for a Sustainable and Inclusive City."

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Alex Krieger (professor of urban design) envisions Boston's future enhanced by a new public transit ring. He gave some advice to the new mayor in "12 plans for Mayor Walsh’s new Boston" in the Boston Sunday Globe.

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Héctor Tarrido-Picart (MLA & MAUD ’15) and Andreas Viglakis (MAUD '14) win notable distinction for See-through-maps competition sponsored by the UC Berkeley Global Urban Humanities Initiative in association with the Mapping and its Discontents symposium.

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