Harvard GSD: Urban Planning and Design News http://www.gsd.harvard.edu News from the Department of Urban Planning and Design. GSD Alums in PID http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-alums-in-pid.html Among the &ldquo;9 Women Who Are Rocking Public Interest Design&rdquo; listed in <em>Architizer</em> last week are 3 GSD alums and a Loeb Fellow. Liz Ogbu (MArch &lsquo;04), Marika Shioiri-Clark (MArch &rsquo;11), Chelina Odbert<strong> </strong>(MUP &rsquo;07) and Deanna VanBuren (LF &rsquo;12) are in practice, in academia and even in prisons&ndash;building, convening, researching and listening to the needs of communities to tackle social problems on every continent. <a class="target-blank" href="http://architizer.com/blog/nine-women-who-are-rocking-public-interest-design/">Read more about them</a>.<br /><br /><em>Photo courtesy of Lee Romney, </em>LA Times. Alumni News 563605 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:00:00 -0400 Ecosistema Urbano chosen to revitalize Centro Histórico de Asunción http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/ecosistema-urbano-chosen-to-revitalize-centro-hist-rico-de.html Ecosistema Urbano, the firm of <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/belinda-tato.html">Belinda Tato</a> and <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/people/jose-luis-vallejo.html">Jose Luis Vallejo</a>&nbsp;(design critics in architecture), has been awarded 1st prize<strong> </strong>in the&nbsp;international competition for the Master Plan to redefine the historic downtown of the city of Asunci&oacute;n, Paraguay.&nbsp; Details and photos in <em><a href="http://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/cl/625426/ecosistema-urbano-ganadores-del-concurso-de-ideas-que-reformulara-centro-historico-de-asuncion">ArchDaily</a> </em>and on the <a href="http://asuncioncentrohistorico.com/alianza-para-la-revitalizacion-del-centro-historico-da-a-conocer-propuestas-ganadoras-del-concurso-de-ideas-0/">Plan CHA website or read a </a><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/images/content/6/2/v2/620633/Asuncio-n-Blog-Entry-Translation.pdf">translation of the proposal</a><a href="http://asuncioncentrohistorico.com/alianza-para-la-revitalizacion-del-centro-historico-da-a-conocer-propuestas-ganadoras-del-concurso-de-ideas-0/">.<br /><br /></a> <em>Photo courtesy of la Secretar&iacute;a Nacional de Cultura</em> Architecture News 563359 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:00:00 -0400 Rahul Mehrotra designs for connection http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/rahul-mehrotra-designs-for-connection.html <p><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/rahul-mehrotra.html" target="_blank">Rahul Mehrotra</a> (professor of urban design and planning and chair of urban planning and design) views architecture as the expression of the aspirations of society. In his teaching he advocates for design that connects all strata of society and chips away at inequities, and he practices what he preaches. Watch a video interview by <em>ArchDaily.<br /></em></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="300" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/92285744?badge=0&amp;color=faf7f7" width="400"></iframe></p> Architecture News 563356 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:00:00 -0400 Dispatch from the Venice Biennale http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/dispatch-from-the-venice-biennale.html Caroline James (MArch &rsquo;14) was at the 2014 Venice Biennale to view the outcome of 2 Rotterdam <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/academic-programs/studio-abroad/index.html">studios abroad</a>, additional student engagement and her own summer internship with Rem Koolhaas&rsquo;s (professor in practice of architecture and urban design) AMO studio to put together the &ldquo;Elements of Architecture&rdquo; book and exhibition. She found a rigorous presentation of the human relationship to architecture and a wholly new approach to the Biennale itself. Read her post in the <em>LOEBlog.</em> Alumni News 563326 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:00:00 -0400 UPD Studios with an International Focus http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/upd-studios-with-an-international-focus.html At the GSD, Urban Planning and Design studios often offer students the opportunity to grapple with global issues at the local scale. During spring 2014, students delved into the challenges of the coffee trade in Medellin and land reuse in Barcelona. Faculty News 563328 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:00:00 -0400 UPD students take their skills to the streets http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/upd-students-take-their-skills-to-the-streets.html For students at the GSD, the summer represents a valuable chance to apply their skills and knowledge to challenges outside Gund Hall. Five UPD students&ndash;Jon Springfield, Margaret Scott, Jefferson Mao, Joyce Lee (all MUP &rsquo;15), and Jean You (MAUD/MDES &lsquo;15)&ndash;are doing so through the GSD&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/gsd-resources/career-resources/community-service-fellowship/2014-csfp-fellows.html">Community Service Fellowship Program</a>. MDes News 563317 Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:00:00 -0400 Lessons from the Housing Crisis http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/new-book-identifies-lessons-from-the-housing-crisis.html A new book, <em><strong>Homeownership Built to Last: Affordability, Access, and Risk after the Housing Crisis</strong></em>, features essays by&nbsp;<strong><strong><a class="target-blank" href="http://www.jchs.harvard.edu/transition-joint-center-housing-studies">Eric Belsky</a></strong>, <strong><a href="http://www.jchs.harvard.edu/profile/chris-herbert">Chris Herbert</a></strong> and <strong><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/jennifer-molinsky.html">Jen Molinsky</a></strong></strong> of the <a class="target-blank" href="http://www.jchs.harvard.edu/">Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies</a> and the <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/academic-programs/urban-planning-design/index.html">Department of Urban Planning and Design</a>. They offer solutions and strategies to create an affordable, fair, and sustainable future for all Americans. Faculty News 563288 Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:00:00 -0400 GSD hosts design workshop in Japan http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-hosts-design-workshop-in-japan.html <p><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/felipe-correa.html">Felipe Correa's</a> (associate professor of urban design) workshop &ldquo;Tokyo: A Synthesis of Scales&rdquo;&nbsp;explored Tokyo as a unique urban laboratory to examine architecture across a range of urban scales. Students and faculty from architecture schools in the region took part in a short yet intense design exercise. The workshop was supported by Dean Mostafavi's office, Tokyo alumni and the Mori Corporation.</p> Architecture News 563258 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:00:00 -0400 Harvard GSD alum and HBS student awarded Stamen Fellowships http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/harvard-gsd-alum-and-hbs-student-awarded-stamen-fellowships-1.html <span>This summer, Stamen Design of San Francisco introduced a Fellowship series in partnership with Gray Area Foundation for the Arts&rsquo; Creative Coding Fellowship, Autodesk and SPUR, nominating two Harvard students as fellows: GSD alum Andreas Viglakis (MAUD '14) along with HBS student Moira Forberg.</span> Alumni News 563256 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:00:00 -0400 Career Discovery students take on local challenge http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/career-discovery-students-take-on-local-challenge.html Career Discovery students investigating urban planning and design this summer are getting a crash course in how to redevelop a site. Under the guidance of Adrienne Matthews (MUP &rsquo;14), Lydia Scott (MUP &rsquo;14), and Beth Lundell Garver (MAUD &rsquo;14), the students are developing plans to reuse a large parcel of land that is currently home to a big-box store in Somerville, Massachusetts. Student News 563244 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:00:00 -0400 Urban planning students publish plan for Chelsea http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/urban-planning-students-publish-plan-for-chelsea.html <p>Students from UPD&rsquo;s second semester core urban planning studio have published &ldquo;Connect Chelsea: Three Visions for a Gateway City,&rdquo; a report of their recent work in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Their proposals range from converting industrial waterfront into parkland to incubating businesses, designed for lasting impact.</p> Student News 563234 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:00:00 -0400 Robert Pietrusko (MArch ‘12) appointed assistant professor of landscape architecture and urban planning http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/robert-pietrusko-march-12-appointed-assistant-professor-of.html The Graduate School of Design is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Gerard Pietrusko (MArch, &lsquo;12) as Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, effective July 1, 2014. Architecture News 563194 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:00:00 -0400 Ana Gelabert Appointed Advisor to to Zhuhai http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/ana-gelabert-appointed-advisor-to-to-zhuhai.html <div>Ana Gelabert-Sanchez (LF &rsquo;11, MLA) was selected to be part of a team of international advisors working with Zhuhai, China, to assist the city in becoming &ldquo;one of the most habitable environmentally friendly waterside cities in Asia.&rdquo; <a class="target-blank" href="http://blogs.gsd.harvard.edu/loeb-fellows/ana-gelabert-appointed-advisor-to-to-zhuhai/"><span class="target-blank"><span class="target-blank"><span class="target-blank">R</span></span></span><span class="more-link">ead more</span> in the <em>LOEBlog</em>.</a></div> Loeb Fellowship News 563181 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:00:00 -0400 Krzysztof Wodiczko lectures in Chile http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/krzysztof-wodiczko-lectures-in-chile.html <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/krzysztof-wodiczko.html">Krzysztof Wodiczko</a> (professor in residence of art, design and the public domain) recently presented his work in a public lecture in Santiago, Chile, as part of the <a href="http://drclas.harvard.edu/event/artsdrclas-wodiczko">ARTS@DRCLAS Overseas Faculty Series</a>. The talk was the first phase of the<em> </em>Designing for Civic Engagement:&nbsp;Instruments of Expression, Dialogue and Collective Critique&nbsp;research project,&nbsp;exploring alternative forms of informal learning using new design technologies. Faculty News 563176 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:00:00 -0400 UPD Students Embrace Bicycling to Work http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/upd-students-embrace-bicycling-to-work.html Spread out across the globe to engage in summer research and employment, numerous GSD <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/academic-programs/urban-planning-design/index.html">Urban Planning and Design</a> students are embracing the bicycle as a means of commuting to work. Jonathan Goldman and Ginny Keesler (both MUP &rsquo;15) have encountered both challenges and rewards while cycling to their internships with the NYC Department of City Planning. Student News 563167 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:00:00 -0400 Niall Kirkwood launches joint Irish research initiative http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/niall-kirkwood-launches-joint-irish-research-initiative.html Niall Kirkwood (professor of landscape architecture and technology) recently inaugurated a joint research initiative, &ldquo;Urban Ireland: The City of Belfast as a Laboratory of Change,&rdquo; at the University of Ulster School of the Built Environment in Belfast, Northern Ireland. To commemorate the project launch, Kirkwood gave a keynote lecture this month at the University. Faculty News 563159 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:00:00 -0400 Eve Blau keynotes at HistoriCity Conference http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/eve-blau-keynotes-at-historicity-conference.html <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/eve-blau.html">Eve Blau</a> (adjunct professor of the history of urban form) Julie Buckler (professor of Slavic literature) delivered keynote addresses, at the International Conference on HistoriCity: Urban Space and Changing Historical Culture in Moscow last month. Faculty News 563153 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:00:00 -0400 Resiliency partners: the Rebuild by Design winners http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/resiliency-partners-the-rebuild-by-design-winners.html HUD has announced 6 winning design proposals in the Rebuild by Design competition to increase climate resiliency in NY and NJ coastal communities.&nbsp; One of the winning teams is led by Interboro, founded by Dan D&rsquo;Oca (design critic in urban planning and design and MUP &lsquo;02),&nbsp;Tobias Armborst, (MAUD '02) and Georgeen Theodore (MAUD '02), and includes Reese Fayde (LF &lsquo;79) of RFA Investors. Alumni News 563149 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:00:00 -0400 Christina Geros Wins Radcliffe Competition http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/christina-geros-wins-radcliffe-competition.html Despite stiff competition, Christina Geros (MAUD, MLA '15) has emerged as the winner in the Radcliffe Public Art Competition with &ldquo;Latent (e)Scapes,&rdquo; an interactive installation now in Radcliffe Yard.<em></em> Alumni News 563146 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:00:00 -0400 Natalia Gaerlan dreams big http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/natalia-gaerlan-dreams-big.html <p>Natalia Gaerlan (MUP '14) can run 100 meters in 11.84 seconds, design a public park, identify the native plants of North America, chat in Ukrainian, pole vault, bake a cake that looks like a watering can, recite plot lines from both "Downton Abbey" and "The Walking Dead," and win $20,000 on the game show "Wheel of Fortune.&rdquo; Want to know more? Read her <em>Harvard Gazette</em> profile &ldquo;<a class="target-blank" href="http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2014/05/learning-from-nature-native-peoples/">Learning from nature, native peoples</a>.&rdquo;</p> Student News 563136 Tue, 03 Jun 2014 13:00:00 -0400 GSD faculty and alumni awarded Graham Foundation Grants http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-faculty-and-alumni-awarded-graham-foundation-grants.html <span>The GSD is well represented among the&nbsp;<span>The Graham Foundation's 2014 Grants to Individuals.</span></span> Alumni News 563092 Mon, 19 May 2014 09:00:00 -0400 Student research featured in Landscape Architecture Frontiers http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-students-theses-research-projects-featured-in-landscape.html <p>Research projects by Alexander Arrojo (MLA '13) and Daia Stutz (MLAUD '13) were featured in the February issue of<em>&nbsp;Landscape Architecture Frontiers.</em></p> Alumni News 563082 Fri, 16 May 2014 15:00:00 -0400 Hart Howerton Fellowship awarded to two GSD students http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/hart-howerton-fellowship-awarded-to-two-gsd-students.html <p>Daniel Tool (MAUD '15) and Baha Sadreddin (MDes '15) each receive the Hart Howerton Fellowship for their proposals to research the relationship between the unique landscapes of Sweden, Finland, and Norway and their design cultures, and European eco-districts, respectively.</p> MDes News 563086 Fri, 16 May 2014 14:00:00 -0400 Henk Ovink's "Design and Politics" studio makes headlines http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/henk-ovink-s-design-and-politics-studio-makes-headlines.html Two articles have been published about Henk Ovink's urban planning and design studio "Design and Politics: Managing Risks and Vulnerabilities." Urban Planning and Design News 562963 Thu, 15 May 2014 09:00:00 -0400 Eve Blau speaks in Berlin http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/eve-blau-speaks-in-berlin.html <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/eve-blau.html">Eve Blau</a> (adjunct professor of the history of urban form) spoke in Berlin at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt symposium <strong>City, Religion, Capitalism: Turning Points of Civilization</strong>, which featured the world premier of three films directed by Alexander Kluge. DDes/PhD News 562957 Tue, 13 May 2014 16:00:00 -0400 UPD Students Sweep Awards in Affordable Housing Development Competition http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/upd-students-sweep-awards-in-affordable-housing-development.html All three winning teams in the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston&rsquo;s annual Affordable Housing Development Competition featured members of the Urban Planning and Design Department. Architecture News 562953 Fri, 09 May 2014 15:00:00 -0400 Professors Richard Peiser and Dan Bergstresser share lessons learned from the sales of bank-owned real estate in the 1980’s http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/professors-richard-peiser-and-dan-bergstresser-share-lessons.html GSD Professor <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/people/richard-peiser.html">Richard Peiser</a> and Brandeis Professor Dan Bergstresser just published an article on the sales experience &nbsp;by the Resolution Trust Corporation in the aftermath of the Savings and Loan Crisis of the late 1980s-early 1990s. Faculty News 562932 Wed, 07 May 2014 16:00:00 -0400 GSD teams contribute to affordable housing discussion in Boston http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-teams-contribute-to-affordable-housing-discussion-in-boston.html Teams of GSD students took first and second prize in the Greater Boston Affordable Housing Development Competition 2014, tackling issues of housing affordable to those with a median household income. Architecture News 562931 Wed, 07 May 2014 14:00:00 -0400 Hashim Sarkis looks back at the work of Assem Salam and his influence on urban development in Beirut http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/hashim-sarkis-looks-back-at-the-work-of-assem-salam-and-his.html <p>Annahar, a daily newspaper in Beirut features Professor Hashim Sarkis as he recalls the mission of late Beirut architect Assem Salam.</p> Faculty News 562927 Mon, 05 May 2014 14:00:00 -0400 MUP students recognized for transportation work http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/mup-students-recognized-for-transportation-work.html <p>Several urban planning students have been recognized recently for their work in transportation. Dave Ginsberg, Phillip Baker, Ted Conrad, and Ed Meng, all MUP &rsquo;14, have received honors and fellowships at Harvard and elsewhere.&nbsp;</p> Research News 562916 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 14:00:00 -0400 GSD alums win honor for Mexico World Expo proposal http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-alums-win-honor-for-mexico-world-expo-proposal.html <p>A team of GSD alumni was awarded Honorable Mention in the competition for the Mexican Pavilion in the World Expo Milan 2015. Manuel Diaz (MArch '13), Marcela Delgado (MArch '11), Emmet Truxes (MArch '13) and Elena Tudela (MAUD '12) collaborated to earn the honor.</p> Alumni News 562913 Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:00:00 -0400 GSD announces 2014 Community Service Fellows http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-announces-2014-community-service-fellowship-program-fellows.html The 2014 Community Service Fellowship Program Fellows, representing all the GSD programs, will be taking it to the streets this summer to challenge themselves and test their learning on design and planning projects with direct community impact. The 10-week paid summer internships will send them to local community organizations, federal and state agencies and nonprofit institutions with a wide range of needs. Architecture News 562898 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:00:00 -0400 Announcing the 2014-15 Loeb Fellows http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/announcing-the-2014-15-loeb-fellows.html <p>The Loeb Fellowship cast a wide net for next year&rsquo;s Fellows and once again has selected&nbsp;practitioners logging extraordinary successes to achieve equity and enhance our built and natural environment. Their work encompasses sustainable agriculture and food security, traditional practices for tribal community development, water rights and coastal resiliency. They are leading pop-up neighborhood improvement demonstrations and studying pop-up political resistance. They are saying No to sprawl and Yes to affordable housing and livable streets. And they include the Fellowship&rsquo;s first television talk show host!</p> Meet the <a class="target-blank" href="http://blogs.gsd.harvard.edu/loeb-fellows/announcing-the-2014-15-loeb-fellows/#more-8954">2014-15 Loeb class</a> Architecture News 562897 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:00:00 -0400 Lynn Richards’s Season of Renewal http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/lynn-richards-s-season-of-renewal.html <p><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/lynn-richards.html">Lynn Richards</a> (LF and Lincoln/Loeb Fellow &rsquo;13) has barely had time to share the exciting news of her appointment as President and CEO of the Congress for the New Urbanism, yet she hasn&rsquo;t waited to dig into her new role. She officially starts July 1, but she&rsquo;s already there part time. &ldquo;While I was sad to leave EPA and all the good work the Smart Growth Program has done, I am absolutely thrilled to lead an organization known for innovative design and building great places.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p> <p>Read more on the <a class="target-blank" href="http://blogs.gsd.harvard.edu/loeb-fellows/lynn-richardss-season-of-renewal/"><em>LOEBlog</em></a>.</p> Loeb Fellowship News 562876 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:00:00 -0400 Thinking like the Dutch: New York Times features Henk Ovink for his work in Hurricane Sandy aftermath http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/thinking-like-the-dutch-new-york-times-features-henk-ovink-for.html The New York Times featured GSD Design Critic and former director of Spatial Planning and Water Management in the Netherlands Henk Ovink for his post-Hurricane Sandy work. Faculty News 562877 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:00:00 -0400 MDesS student receives honorable mention for National Geographic Award in mapping http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/mdes-student-receives-honorable-mention-for-national-geographic.html Leif Estrada (MLA/MDesS in Urbanism, Landscape, Ecology) has received honorable mention in the 2014 National Geographic Award in Mapping for "Morphology: Synthetic Growth + Natural Decline." Estrada created his submission in the fall course &ldquo;<a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/academics/courses/ses-05344-fall-2013.html">Maps and Mapping</a>&rdquo; taught by <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/charles-waldheim.html">Charles Waldheim</a> and <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/matthew-wilson.html">Matthew Wilson</a>. Faculty News 562868 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:00:00 -0400 Noam Dvir on tech company architecture http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/noam-dvir-on-tech-company-architecture.html Noam Dvir (MAUD) has had a critical review published in the recent issue of the prestigious magazine <em>Art in America,</em> in which he examines the explosive trend of tech firm expansion and corporate brand expression through architecture. Architecture News 562874 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:00:00 -0400 Neil Brenner announces new publication http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/neil-brenner-announces-new-publication.html <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/neil-brenner.html">Neil Brenner</a> (professor of urban theory and director of the Urban Theory Lab) has just published a new edited volume, <em>Implosions/Explosions: Towards a Study of Planetary Urbanization</em> (Berlin: Jovis, 2014).&nbsp; Through classic and contemporary essays, including one by <a href="http://www.urbantheorylab.net/people/nikos-katsikis/">Nikos Katsikis</a> (DDes candidate &lsquo;14), the book explores the various theoretical, epistemological and political implications of Henri Lefebvre&rsquo;s claim<strong> </strong>that "society has been completely urbanized." DDes/PhD News 562863 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:00:00 -0400 Diane Davis and Onesimo Flores Dewey win outstanding author award http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/diane-davis-and-onesimo-flores-dewey-win-outstanding-author.html A chapter coauthored by <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/diane-davis.html">Diane Davis</a> (professor of urbanism and development) and Onesimo Flores Dewey (lecturer and senior researcher) was named an Outstanding Author Contribution in the 2014 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.&nbsp;&ldquo;How to Defeat an Urban Megaproject. Lessons from Mexico City Airport Controversy,&rdquo; which appeared in <em>Research in Urban Sociology</em> last year, was called "one of the most impressive pieces of work the team has seen throughout 2013" by the Emerald Group Publishing Editors. Faculty News 562855 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:00:00 -0400 GSD team presents new affordable housing types for Brazilian cities http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-team-presents-new-affordable-housing-types-for-brazilian.html An interdisciplinary team of students led by <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/felipe-correa.html">Felipe Correa</a> (associate professor of urban design) and Carlos Garciavelez Alfaro (lecturer in urban design and MAUD '12) is working on new housing prototypes for Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Ryley Poblete ( MArch II), Maynard Leon ( MArch I / MUP), Ana Victoria Ciari, Miguel Lopez Melendez&nbsp; and Long Zuo (all MAUD) are exploring how mixed income blocks can incorporate income diversity into the affordable housing market. Architecture News 562827 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:00:00 -0400 Graduate students receive award at Department of Energy http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/graduate-students-receive-award-at-department-of-energy.html Harvard's team of graduate students competing in the Department of Energy's Better Buildings Case Competition was recognized as presenting the "most innovative" proposal for their recommendations to improve energy efficiency in quick service restaurants. David Henning (MUP), Brian Vargo (MDesS), and Arta Yazdanseta (MDesS) from the Graduate School of Design worked on the project. MDes News 562829 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:00:00 -0400 Sea Worthy: Joyce Rosenthal on preparing Boston for climate change http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/sea-worthy-joyce-rosenthal-on-preparing-boston-for-climate.html The <em>Boston Globe Sunday Magazine</em> took a cold hard look at the city, what we can expect and what we need to do to prepare for the eventuality of sea-level rise and storm surge. The author looked to <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/joyce-klein-rosenthal.html">Joyce Klein Rosenthal</a> (assistant professor of urban design) for an expert view of changes necessary to protect Boston. Faculty News 562814 Tue, 08 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0400 Student team critical for Infrastructure 360 Awards http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/student-team-critical-for-infrastructure-360-awards.html <p>A remarkable interdisciplinary team of 12 students representing all GSD departments worked with <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/andreas-georgoulias.html">Andreas Georgoulias</a> (research director of the <a href="http://research.gsd.harvard.edu/zofnass/">Zofnass Program for Sustainable Architecture</a>) to implement the Infrastructure 360 Awards. Students in the master in design studies risk and resilience, architecture, urban design and landscape architecture programs conducted detailed project assessments to uncover the most outstanding entries.</p> Alumni News 562811 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:00:00 -0400 Work of Somatic Collaborative featured in new publication http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/work-of-somatic-collaborative-featured-in-new-publication.html A collection of drawings from Somatic Collaborative, the design practice of Felipe Correa (associate professor of urban design<strong>)</strong> and Anthony Acciavatti (MArch &lsquo;09), were published in <em>Globalized Water: A Question of Governance</em>. The volume is a unique scientific exploration of contemporary water management models and government issues. Alumni News 562775 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:00:00 -0400 Team led by Daniel Daou wins Arquine Competition http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/daniel-daou-wins-arquine-competition.html A team led by Daniel Daou (DDes 15) has won the 1st place in the 16<sup>th</sup> <a href="http://www.arquine.com/concurso/concurso-arquine-no-16-umbral-de-las-americas/#inicio">Arquine International Architecture Competition</a> with the entry &ldquo;Umbral de las Am&eacute;ricas.&rdquo; Collaborators include Elizabeth A&ntilde;a&ntilde;os, Adriana Chavez (MArch II, MDesS 14), Oscar Malaspina (MAUD 13), Gabriel Morales (AA MArch 11), Nicolas Rivard (MAUD 12) and Einat Rosenkrantz (MAUD 13). Architecture News 562758 Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:00:00 -0400 Macau: Cross-border Cities exhibition opens in Hong Kong http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/macau-cross-border-cities-exhibition-opens-in-hong-kong.html Research and proposals by students of the fall 2013 &ldquo;Macau: Cross-border Cities&rdquo; <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/academics/courses/stu-01601-fall-2013.html">option studio</a> are currently appearing in an exhibition at the Architecture School of Chinese University of Hong Kong. The studio, led by Christopher Lee (associate professor in practice of urban design)&nbsp;and teaching associate Simon Whittle, was the second of the 3-year research and design study on the future of the Chinese city, the AECOM Project on China. Faculty News 562750 Sun, 30 Mar 2014 14:00:00 -0400 Luis Callejas and Lukas Pauer on models, ruins and power http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/luis-callejas-and-lukas-pauer-on-models-ruins-and-power.html <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/luis-rodrigo-callejas-mujica.html">Luis Callejas</a> (lecturer in landscape architecture) and Lukas Pauer (MAUD '14) have recently co-authored an article entitled &ldquo;Diving head first&rdquo; in the first issue of <em>We live in models</em>, a multi-part publication of architectural theory about models, ruins and power. Alumni News 562745 Sun, 30 Mar 2014 13:00:00 -0400 Students Fill Key Research Roles in Two Major Projects http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/students-fill-key-research-roles-in-two-major-projects.html The Health and Places Initiative&mdash;a joint project between the GSD and the Harvard School of Public Health&mdash;and a wide ranging project on housing policies in Mexico are 2 major research efforts moving forward under the leadership of UPD faculty with important contributions from MUP students. Faculty News 562711 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:00:00 -0400 De Blasio taps Mitchell Silver as NY Parks Commissioner http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/de-blasio-taps-mitchell-silver-as-ny-parks-commissioner.html Mayor de Blasio has <span>selected&nbsp;</span>an innovative leader in urban planning and design, <strong>Mitch Silver </strong>(lecturer in housing and urbanization), to be Commissioner of the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. Faculty News 562698 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:00:00 -0400 Students launch Very Vary Veri journal http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/students-launch-very-vary-veri-journal.html The newest in a long-standing tradition of student-edited journals at the GSD is about to take flight. &nbsp;Simon Battisti (MArch II &rsquo;14), Etien Santiago (PhD &lsquo;18, MArch II &lsquo;11), Lukas Pauer (MAUD '14) and Patrick Boateng II (MPP &rsquo;13, MUP &lsquo;14), in collaboration with award-winning designer Boy Vereecken, are the editors (and proud parents) of the first issue of <em>Very Vary Veri</em>. Alumni News 562701 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:00:00 -0400 Machado and Silvetti wins contract for Vietnamese-German University http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/machado-and-silvetti-wins-contract-for-vietnamese-german.html Machado and Silvetti Associates (Jorge Silvetti&rsquo;s firm) has been named general design planner for the new model campus of Vietnamese-German University in the B&igrave;nh Duong province of Vietnam. MSA will be both master planner for the campus and design architect for 3.5 million square feet of laboratories, classrooms, food-courts, sports halls, administrative spaces and dormitories for 12 thousand students. The appointment is the result of an international competition held in 2013. Alumni News 562696 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:00:00 -0400 On tenth anniversary, Aga Khan symposium calls for dialogue between development and conservation http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/on-tenth-anniversary-of-aga-khan-program-symposium-calls-for.html <span>In the spirit of creating new forms of collaboration to address&nbsp;<span>contemporary design issues</span>, on March 7 the&nbsp;<a class="target-blank" href="http://research.gsd.harvard.edu/agakhanprogram/">Aga Khan Program</a>&nbsp;at the Harvard Graduate School of Design celebrated its tenth anniversary by joining with academics and experts from MIT&rsquo;s Aga Khan Program, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture to explore&nbsp;</span><em>The Space Between Development and Conservation</em><span>&nbsp;in the Muslim world.&nbsp;</span> Architecture News 562694 Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:00:00 -0400 The rewards of regional cooperation: Rahul Mehrotra in Pakistan http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/the-rewards-of-regional-cooperation-rahul-mehrotra-in-pakistan.html <strong><strong></strong></strong> <p><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/rahul-mehrotra.html">Rahul Mehrotra</a> (professor of urban planning, chairman of the Department of Urban Planning And Design and faculty of South Asia Institute) expected to give a lecture in Karachi, Pakistan, about regional affinities and mutual learning and engage in discussion with a modest audience. By the time of his talk, the event had grown to a 3-day conference, and countries throughout South Asia sent representatives. There&rsquo;s a hunger for his message of shared history, culture and cooperation.</p> <p>Read &ldquo;<a class="target-blank" href="http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2014/03/the-bright-side-of-pakistan/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=03.18.daily%201">The Bright Side of Pakistan</a>&rdquo; in the <em>Harvard Gazette.<br /><br /><em>Photo by Justin Stern</em><br /></em></p> Faculty News 562079 Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:00:00 -0400 Stoss and SHoP rise to the top in Connected City Design Challenge http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/stoss-and-shop-rise-to-the-top-in-connected-city-design.html A vision created by Chris Reed&rsquo;s firm Stoss Landscape Urbanism in collaboration with SHoP Architects has been selected as the jury&rsquo;s choice in the Dallas Connected City Design Challenge, initiated to reunite downtown Dallas and the Trinity River. GSD alums Amy Whitesides (MLA '12), Mariusz Klemens (MAUD '12) and Ellen Garrett (MLA '13) were on the Stoss team. Alumni News 562065 Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:00:00 -0400 GSD team finalist for Hines Student Urban Design Competition http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-team-finalist-for-hines-student-urban-design-competition.html Five GSD students spent J-Term preparing their entry for the Urban Land Institute&rsquo;s 2014 Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition and were rewarded with the news that they made it to the final round. The GSD team&ndash;Mikhail Thomas Grinwald (MArch), team leader Wajeha Qureshi (MDesS), PG-Human Smit (MUD), Aliza Sovani (MLA) and Sonja Vangjeli (MLA), advised by faculty adviser Richard Peiser&ndash; is 1 of four out of 163 in North America invited to compete for the grand prize. Architecture News 562045 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:00:00 -0400 Hashim Sarkis on getting to a better Beirut http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/hashim-sarkis-on-getting-to-a-better-beirut.html <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/a-hashim-sarkis.html">Hashim Sarkis</a> (Aga Khan professor of landscape architecture and urbanism in Muslim societies)&nbsp;hopes Beirut can learn from the experience of other cities in mediating between modernization and historic preservation for the city&rsquo;s decision about constructing the Fouad Boutros Bridge in Ashrafieh. Engaging community and innovative problem solving are essential, he comments in the <em>Daily Star</em>. Read &ldquo;<a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Commentary/2014/Mar-05/249248-ashrafieh-opposes-a-bridge-too-far.ashx#axzz2v16cR2Yy">Ashrafieh opposes a bridge too far</a>.&rdquo; Faculty News 562038 Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:00:00 -0500 Career Center and HUPO Host Career Events http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/career-center-and-hupo-host-career-events.html On February 28, GSD Career Services hosted the second annual Planning Careers Expo, where representatives from public, private, and nonprofit agencies&mdash;including GSD alums&ndash;met with students interested in jobs and summer internships in the planning fields. Alumni News 562031 Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:00:00 -0500 Building Resilience: Can design make a difference? http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/building-resilience-can-design-make-a-difference.html <span>This year&rsquo;s Lincoln/Loeb Fellow Helen Lochhead has been following the progress of the Rebuild by Design teams and finds much to inspire hope for a more climate-resilient urban landscape. Read her reflections in the&nbsp;</span><em><a class="target-blank" href="http://blogs.gsd.harvard.edu/loeb-fellows/building-resilience-can-design-make-a-difference/">LOEBlog</a>.</em> Loeb Fellowship News 562003 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:00:00 -0500 Rapid response: GSD team’s Tohoku Recovery competition win http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/rapid-response-gsd-team-s-tohoku-recovery-competition-win.html <p class="yiv9060365212msonormal">A team of GSD students, led by Kristen Hunter (DDes) and advised by <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/jerold-kayden.html">Jerold Kayden</a> (professor of urban planning and design), traveled to Japan this month to collect an award, meet with officials and tour the Tohoku region devastated by compound disasters in 2011.&nbsp;</p> DDes/PhD News 561994 Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:00:00 -0500 DC’s “Futurist-in-Chief” Goes National http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/dc-s-futurist-in-chief-goes-national.html <span><img class="rubycontent-asset rubycontent-asset-612113" title="harriet tregoning" src="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/images/content/6/1/v3/612113.jpg?_=1393362485292" alt="harriet tregoning" width="211" height="270" />Harriet Tregoning (LF &rsquo;04) has left her post as DC planning director to become director of HUD&rsquo;s&nbsp;Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities. See more at the <em><a class="target-blank" href="http://blogs.gsd.harvard.edu/loeb-fellows/dcs-futurist-in-chief-goes-national/">LOEBlog</a></em>.</span> Loeb Fellowship News 561997 Tue, 25 Feb 2014 14:00:00 -0500 APA Presidents discuss the future of planning http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/apa-presidents-discuss-the-future-of-planning.html <span><span>William Anderson (MCRP &rsquo;83) and Mitch Silver,</span>&nbsp;current and former presidents of the American Planning Association,&nbsp;<span>took part in a public discussion on 2/6 called &ldquo;The Future of Planning: Perspectives of APA Presidents.&rdquo;</span></span> Alumni News 561963 Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:00:00 -0500 Redesigning the Urban Landscape Means Thinking Smaller http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/redesigning-the-urban-landscape-means-thinking-smaller.html The Gateway Cities initiative takes a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to solving challenges in the urban environment. Learn more about the program and how students across the University work together to tackle redevelopment projects. Alumni News 561942 Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:00:00 -0500 Jennifer Min Lee wins APA scholarship http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/jennifer-min-lee-wins-apa-scholarship.html Jennifer Min Le (MUP&rsquo;14) has won the American Planning Association&rsquo;s 2013 Charles Abrams Scholarship. Student News 561925 Thu, 06 Feb 2014 13:00:00 -0500 Rahul Mehrotra featured in Section Cut launch http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/rahul-mehrotra-featured-in-section-cut-launch.html <em>Section Cut</em>, a new website of resources for design students, emerging practitioners and design educators,&nbsp;recently launched its new &ldquo;Giants!&rdquo; series with a <a href="http://sectioncut.com/brains/giants/">profile</a> of <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/rahul-mehrotra.html">Rahul Mehrotra</a> (chair and professor of urban planning and design). Alumni News 561906 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:00:00 -0500 Behind the Lens: Iwan Baan gives impromptu photo workshop http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/iwan-baan-gives-impromptu-photo-workshop.html <span>Over two dozen students crammed into the newly opened photo studio in the basement of Gund Hall on Wednesday for a hands-on workshop with one of the world&rsquo;s premier architectural photographers, Iwan Baan.</span> Architecture News 561904 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 09:00:00 -0500 GSD faculty at Contemporary South Asian City Conference http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-faculty-at-contemporary-south-asian-city-conference.html The current explosive growth of South Asian cities was the impetus for the <a href="http://southasiainstitute.harvard.edu/contemporary-south-asian-city-conference/">Contemporary South Asian City Conference</a> this month in Karachi, Pakistan, where Rahul Mehrotra (chair and professor of urban planning and design) gave the first guest lecture, titled &ldquo;Kinetic City.&rdquo; He was attending as part of a Harvard team that included Spiro Pollalis (Professor of Design, Technology and Management) and Justin D. Stern (PhD student in urban planning and design), as well as representatives from the School of Public Health, South Asia Institute (a co-sponsor of the conference) and Harvard Medical School. DDes/PhD News 561872 Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:00:00 -0500 Finding Opportunity in Disaster: GSD team wins Toyo University academic competition http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/finding-opportunity-in-disaster-gsd-team-wins-toyo-university.html <span>A GSD urban planning team&rsquo;s hopeful vision of a sustainable and resilient future for the Tohoku region of Japan - devastated by earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in 2011 - has earned first prize in Toyo University&rsquo;s Tohoku Recovery invitational academic competition. Maria Ignacia Arrasate (MDes), Elise Baudon (MUP), Natalia Gaerlan (MUP), Karina Gilbert (MAUD) and Trevor Johnson (MUP) collaborated on a team led by Kristen Hunter (DDes) and advised by&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/jerold-kayden.html">Jerold Kayden</a><span>&nbsp;(professor of urban planning and design). They will be traveling to Japan in February to receive the $10,000 award for their project &ldquo;Here Today, Here Tomorrow.&rdquo;</span> DDes/PhD News 561857 Fri, 24 Jan 2014 13:00:00 -0500 UPD studio teams make the leap to entrepreneurship http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/upd-studio-teams-make-the-leap-to-entrepreneurship.html <p>Students teams have been pitching projects born in last semester&rsquo;s Networked Urbanism to forward-thinking municipalities and venture capitalists.&nbsp;</p> Landscape Architecture News 561802 Tue, 14 Jan 2014 18:00:00 -0500 Michael Hooper publishes on the politics of renting in African urban development http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/michael-hooper-publishes-on-the-politics-of-renting-in-african.html <p>Michael Hooper, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at the GSD, publishes article on the&nbsp;politics of renting and its relationship to urban development in Africa.</p> Faculty News 561740 Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:00:00 -0500 Harvard team to travel to Pakistan for Urbanization Conference http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/harvard-team-to-travel-to-pakistan-for-urbanization-conference.html <p>Professors Rahul Mehrotra, Spiro Pollalis and PhD candidate Justin D. Stern will travel to Karachi, Pakistan alongside a team of Harvard scholars, students and doctors to participate in the Contemporary South Asian City Conference (Pakistan Urban Forum) from January 9-12.</p> DDes/PhD News 561721 Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:00:00 -0500 Distinguished planner donates papers to GSD http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/distinguished-planner-donates-papers-to-gsd.html <span>Carol Thomas, a former instructor at the Graduate School of Design and a pioneering figure in American planning, has donated her papers to the Frances Loeb Library.&nbsp;</span> Urban Planning and Design News 561693 Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:00:00 -0500 GSD students and alums take on the urban resilience challenge http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-students-and-alums-take-on-the-urban-resilience-challenge.html <p>Mexico City was recently selected recently for the Rockefeller Foundation's <strong>100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge</strong>, and 6 students and alums from the GSD and HKS contributed to that success. Acting as the <strong>Agencia de Resiliencia Urbana</strong>&nbsp;(Urban Resilience Collective), Adriana Ch&aacute;vez (MDesS and MArch '14), V&iacute;ctor Rico Esp&iacute;nola (MAUD '14), Oscar Malaspina (MAUD '13), Elena Tudela (MAUD '12), Einat Rosenkrantz (MAUD '13) and Johanan Rivera (HKS MPAID '13) collaborated with Mexico City to create its winning proposal.</p> Alumni News 561661 Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:00:00 -0500 GSD and Bergamo University launch Smart[er] Citizens collaboration http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-and-bergamo-university-launch-smart-er-citizens.html The <strong>Smart[er] Citizens</strong> research and teaching collaboration between the GSD and Bergamo University has launched with a one-week design workshop in Bergamo, Italy. The workshop's strategic analysis of Bergamo will form the basis for the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/academics/courses/sci-06371-spring-2014.html">Smart[er] Cities&nbsp;</a>course being offered in the 2014 spring semester by Nashid Nabian. Alumni News 561653 Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:00:00 -0500 Loebs and GSD faculty and students introduce Laufen Manifesto for Humane Design http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/loebs-and-gsd-faculty-and-students-introduce-laufen-manifesto.html <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="300" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/8T3A4wcDWDY?feature=player_embedded" width="400"></iframe></p> <p>Design scholars and practitioners from around the world just released the <strong>Laufen Manifesto for a Humane Design Culture</strong>. They went public in a video that includes the voices of: <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/andres-lepik.html">Andres Lepik</a> (LF &rsquo;12), <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/rahul-mehrotra.html">Rahul Mehrotra</a> (chair of urban planning and design), Christian Werthmann (former chair of department of landscape architecture), Martin Rauch (Austrian artist who collaborated on the Mudworks installation), Caroline James (MArch &lsquo;14, Loeblogger and chair of Women in Development) and <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/anna-heringer.html">Anna Heringer</a> (LF &rsquo;12), along with many others. <a href="http://wp.me/p2rZWU-1XV"><br /></a></p> <p><a href="http://wp.me/p2rZWU-1XV">Learn more</a> about the principles they espouse.</p> Architecture News 561359 Sun, 01 Dec 2013 21:30:00 -0500 Wendy W Fok shortlisted for The Design Exchange competition http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/wendy-fok-wins-women-in-architecture-award.html <p>Wendy W Fok (DDes &rsquo;16) announced as one of the 13 shortlisted candidates of the Emerging Designer Competition following a Canada-wide search that commenced in March 2013.&nbsp;</p> Alumni News 558660 Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:00:00 -0500 Felipe Correa to speak on urbanism and landscape at INFONAVIT Symposium http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/felipe-correa-to-speak-on-urbanism-and-landscape-at-infonavit.html Felipe Correa (associate professor of urban design) will deliver the main lecture on urbanism and lansdcape at the&nbsp;annual INFONAVIT Conference in Mexico. Faculty News 560311 Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:00:00 -0500 Eve Blau presents “Mapping Hybrid Urban Conditions in Postsocialist Europe” http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/eve-blau-presents-mapping-hybrid-urban-conditions-in.html Eve Blau presents &ldquo;Mapping Hybrid Urban Conditions in Postsocialist Europe&rdquo; at UC Berkeley on November 1 in the MAPPING AND ITS DISCONTENTS SYMPOSIUM. Faculty News 560398 Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:00:00 -0500 JCHS summit focuses on community investing http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/jchs-summit-focuses-on-community-investing.html The Joint Center for Housing Studies symposium, &ldquo;What Works in Community Investing: A Community Development Summit,&rdquo; brought in leading community developers from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Research News 560307 Mon, 25 Nov 2013 13:00:00 -0500 Ecosistema Urbano wins silver Taipei Award http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/ecosistema-urbano-wins-silver-taipei-award.html Ecosistema<em> </em>Urbano, the firm of Belinda Tato and Jose Luis Vallejo (both design critics in urban planning and design), just won the<strong> Silver Award</strong>&nbsp;of the&nbsp;<strong>Taipei International Design Award 2013</strong>&nbsp;in the Public Space Design category&nbsp;. Their "Energy carousel" is the creative embodiment of a more sustainable approach to urbanism. Faculty News 559918 Fri, 22 Nov 2013 13:00:00 -0500 Alumni Q&A: William (Bill) Anderson http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/alumni-q-a-william-bill-anderson.html William (Bill) Anderson (MCRP &rsquo;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. Alumni News 559784 Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:20:00 -0500 Natalia Gaerlan (UPD ’14) featured on The Global Urbanist about natural disaster resilience in Thailand http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/natalia-gaerlan-upd-14-featured-on-the-global-urbanist-about.html Natalia Gaerlan&nbsp;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. Student News 559776 Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:00:00 -0500 Mayor and planning director of Bogotá meet with students http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/mayor-and-planning-director-of-bogot-meet-with-students.html The planning director and mayor of the city of Bogot&aacute;, Columbia, had a lunch discussion with the GSD community on November 7, co-sponsored by HUPO. Mayor Gustavo Petro&rsquo;s visit to Harvard included a lecture titled "The Political Struggle for a Sustainable and Inclusive City." Student News 558519 Tue, 12 Nov 2013 19:00:00 -0500 Alex Krieger on the new new Boston http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/alex-krieger-on-the-new-new-boston.html <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/alex-krieger.html">Alex Krieger</a> (professor of urban design) envisions Boston's future enhanced by a new public transit ring. He gave some advice to the new mayor in "<a class="target-blank" href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2013/11/10/public-transit-ring-around-downtown/iB8G1AxN8EJGi49t7jNh2J/story.html">12 plans for Mayor Walsh&rsquo;s new Boston</a>" in the <em>Boston Sunday Globe</em>. Faculty News 558517 Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:00:00 -0500 GSD students receive notable distinction in Global Urban Human Initiatives competition http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/h-ctor-tarrido-picart-mla-15-wins-notable-distinction-in-global.html H&eacute;ctor Tarrido-Picart (MLA &amp; MAUD &rsquo;15) and Andreas Viglakis (MAUD '14) win notable distinction for <em>See-through-maps</em> competition sponsored by the UC Berkeley Global Urban Humanities Initiative in association with the <em>Mapping and its Discontents</em> symposium. Landscape Architecture News 557404 Mon, 04 Nov 2013 14:00:00 -0500 Felipe Correa's work in Quito featured in Ottagono http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/felipe-correa-s-work-in-quito-featured-in-ottagono.html Felipe Correa's&nbsp;vision for the Metro de Quito was featured in&nbsp;<em>Ottagono Magazine's</em>&nbsp;<span>September 2013 issue </span>on smart cities (#263). Faculty News 556869 Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:00:00 -0400 Lukas Pauer publishes paper http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/lukas-pauer-publishes-paper.html <p>Lukas Pauer (MAUD '14)&nbsp;will publish the essay &ldquo;Peak Sand: On the Limits of Resource Extraction Urbanisms in the Straits of Singapore&rdquo; in the forthcoming <em>Critical Planning 20: The Future</em>, a graduate student-run publication of the UCLA Urban Planning Department.</p> Student News 556735 Wed, 30 Oct 2013 13:00:00 -0400 Eve Blau lectures on Baku: Oil and Urbanism http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/eve-blau-lectures-on-baku-oil-and-urbanism.html Eve Blau lectured on <em>Baku: Oil and</em><em> Urbanism</em> in Oslo on October 17. Faculty News 556595 Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:00:00 -0400 First year planners team up with big city directors in charrette http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/first-year-planners-team-up-with-big-city-directors-in-charrette.html <span>Students in the first semester core planning studio got a helping hand from some of the top practitioners in the country on October 15. As part of the annual Big City Planning Directors Institute&mdash;co-sponsored by the American Planning Association, the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy, and the GSD&mdash;a group of directors participated in a mini-charrette session with first-year planning students.</span> Loeb Fellowship News 555795 Wed, 23 Oct 2013 13:00:00 -0400 Neil Brenner to provide keynote lectures at Oxford University and in New York City http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/professor-neil-brenner-to-provide-keynote-lectures-at-oxford.html <p>Neil Brenner, Professor of Urban Theory at the GSD,&nbsp;will give the keynote lectures at the upcoming <strong>Flexible City Symposium</strong> at Oxford University's Future of Cities Institute on 24 October, as well as at the upcoming <strong>Creative Time Summit</strong> in New York City on 25 October.&nbsp;</p> Faculty News 555663 Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:00:00 -0400 Lukas Pauer presents at Flexible City http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/lucas-pauer-presents-at-flexible-city.html <span>Lukas Pauer (MAUD '14) has been invited to speak on his work &ldquo;Reclaiming Post-NAFTA Open Space: On the Electrical Transmission Corridors of Mexico City&rdquo; at the Early Career Workshop of the Flexible City Symposium.</span> Urban Planning and Design News 554879 Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:00:00 -0400 Developer J. Ronald Terwilliger meets with planning and policy students http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/developer-j-ronald-terwilliger-meets-with-planning-and-policy.html Before he delivered the JCHS John T. Dunlop Lecture on September 30,&nbsp;<span style="font-family: ff-din-web-1, ff-din-web-2, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; line-height: 22px; background-color: #f4f4f4;">J. Ronald Terwilliger had pizza and discussion with 30 GSD and HKS students at a lunch sponsored by the&nbsp;</span><a class="target-blank" style="font-size: 15px; font-family: ff-din-web-1, ff-din-web-2, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-style: normal; background-color: #f4f4f4; line-height: 22px;" href="http://harvardplanning.com">Harvard Urban Planning Organization</a><span style="font-family: ff-din-web-1, ff-din-web-2, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; line-height: 22px; background-color: #f4f4f4;">.&nbsp;</span> Student News 553346 Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:00:00 -0400 Bing Wang presents at conference and design summit in Zhuhai, China http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/bing-wang-presents-at-2013-urban-development-and-planning.html Bing Wang invited to Zhuhai, China to present as a domain expert by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of China. Urban Planning and Design News 552967 Tue, 01 Oct 2013 16:00:00 -0400 Silvia Benedito and Alexander Häusler place in International Danube riverfront competition http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/silvia-benedito-and-alexander-h-usler-win-in-international.html <span>Silvia Benedito (assistant professor in landscape architecture), and Alexander H&auml;usler (MArch II '04) of OFICINAA won 3rd prize in the international competition to design the Danube riverfront in the city of Ingolstadt, Germany.&nbsp;</span> Alumni News 552472 Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:00:00 -0400 HUPO invites the city into its Living Room http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/hupo-invites-the-city-into-its-living-room.html <span>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&rsquo;s theme was &ldquo;The Public Living Room.&rdquo;</span> Student News 552474 Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:00:00 -0400 GSD at Buenos Aires Biennale http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-at-buenos-aires-biennale.html <p>GSD denizens represent a strong presence at the upcoming Buenos Aires Biennale: <strong>BienalBA</strong>. <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/inaki-abalos.html">Inaki Abalos</a>, <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/felipe-correa.html">Felipe Correa</a>, <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/rahul-mehrotra.html">Rahul Mehrotra</a> and <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/jorge-silvetti.html">Jorge Silvetti</a> are featured speakers, and <strong>Mehrotra</strong> has won the&nbsp; <strong>Bienal de Arquitectura Internacional</strong> award..</p> Alumni News 551699 Sat, 21 Sep 2013 13:00:00 -0400 GSD brains + Brooklyn Brawn = innovative lab http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-brains-brooklyn-brawn-innovative-lab.html 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. Alumni News 551194 Wed, 18 Sep 2013 05:00:00 -0400 UPD students tour Boston http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/upd-students-tour-boston-2.html <p>The UPD Department hosted its annual bus tour of Boston on September 7, led by Alex Krieger and Kathy Spiegelman,&nbsp;to introduce first year UPD students to the history of planning and development in the city.&nbsp;</p> Urban Planning and Design News 551064 Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:00:00 -0400 Richard Peiser and David Hamilton publication receives Silver Award for best real estate book of the year http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/richard-peiser-and-david-hamilton-publication-receives-silver.html 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 <em>Professional Real Estate Development: The ULI Guide to the Business, 3<sup>rd</sup> Edition.&nbsp; </em> Faculty News 550301 Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:00:00 -0400 GSD students camp at MoMA PS1 http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-students-camp-at-moma-ps1.html GSD students took part in an unconventional experiment at MoMA PS1&nbsp;this summer,&nbsp;aimed at generating bold solutions to our pressing environmental problems. Brennan Baxley (MLA), Stefan DiLeo (MAUD), Yoonjee Koh (MArch), Yina Ng (MArch) &nbsp;and Patricia Semmler (MArch)&nbsp;joined peers from Cornell for a 2-week residency, living and working in a temporary installation at the museum. Architecture News 550169 Mon, 09 Sep 2013 13:00:00 -0400 Celebrating transformative urban design: the Veronica Rudge Green Prize http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/celebrating-transformative-urban-design-the-veronica-rudge-green.html The<strong> 11<sup>th</sup> Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design</strong> has been awarded to two projects in very different parts of the world: Porto, Portugal and Medellin, Colombia. The theme this year, <strong>Transformative Mobility</strong>, 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. Faculty News 551059 Mon, 09 Sep 2013 13:00:00 -0400 GSD announces winners of 2013 Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/2013-green-prize-in-urban-design.html <span>The Harvard Graduate School of Design is pleased to announce the awarding of the 11th Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design to two projects,&nbsp;</span><strong>The Metro do Porto</strong><span>&nbsp;in Porto, Portugal, and&nbsp;</span><strong>the Northeastern Urban Integration Project</strong><span>&nbsp;in Medell&iacute;n, Colombia.</span> GSD Announcements/Alerts 548771 Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:00:00 -0400 A service summer: UPD students look back on Community Service Fellowships http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/a-service-summer-upd-students-look-back-on-community-service.html Seven of the 11 winners of this year&rsquo;s Community Service Fellowships were UPD students. As the summer comes to a close, UPD&rsquo;s summer fellows reflect on their experiences. Architecture News 548646 Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:00:00 -0400 Plan By MVH Urban Planning & Design and Partner's Design Chosen for City Extension http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/plan-by-mvh-urban-planning-design-and-partner-s-design-chosen.html Design by MVH, Inc, President Michael Von Hausen (MLAUD '80), and the Guangzhou Planning and Design Survey Research Institute was chosen for the extension of the City of Huangshi metropolitan area. Alumni News 546799 Fri, 09 Aug 2013 13:00:00 -0400 Cross-disciplinary action: the spring option studios http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/cross-disciplinary-action-the-spring-option-studios.html <span>Spring semester option studios took UPD students across the globe, from Milan to Mexico City, from Chicago to Istanbul. Planning and urban design students were teamed with colleagues from across the GSD&rsquo;s disciplines to investigate some of the core issues of the built form.</span> Alumni News 546662 Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:00:00 -0400 Sustainable infrastructure: the Zofnass (En)vision http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/sustainable-infrastructure-the-zofnass-en-vision.html he largest indoor sport fish hatchery in North America is the first ever recipient of the <strong>Envision</strong><sup>TM</sup> Gold award for sustainable infrastructure. The award ceremony that honored the William Jack Hernandez Fish Hatchery of Anchorage Alaska was the culmination of 6 years of collaboration by the <strong>Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure</strong> <strong>at the GSD</strong> with the <strong>Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure</strong> to create a rating system for infrastructure sustainability. It also marked the start of a new phase in implementing the <strong>Envision</strong> standards on a wide scale. Alumni News 546394 Tue, 06 Aug 2013 13:00:00 -0400 Gund: a stormwater testing lab http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gund-a-stormwater-testing-lab.html <span>Two MDesS students are using the GSD as a <span>laboratory&nbsp;</span>to show how Gund&rsquo;s outdoor spaces can be more inviting and social while also working to improve water quality. Ecaterina Dobrescu and Rebecca Bartlett created &ldquo;Stormwater Modules,&rdquo; with help from an&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.green.harvard.edu/">Office for Sustainability</a><span>&nbsp;grant, &nbsp;to transform a concrete patio through a modular system of vegetation and planters that will absorb and purify stormwater</span> MDes News 545773 Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:00:00 -0400 He said, she said: Women in Design take on Pritzker http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/he-said-she-said-women-in-design-take-on-pritzker.html Although the response by the Pritzker jury to Women in Design&rsquo;s petition - to acknowledge the work of Robert Venturi&rsquo;s wife and creative partner Denise Scott Brown - was disappointing, the Harvard GSD group is not going to give up. And it&rsquo;s expanding its efforts to keep a spotlight on the issue of equity in the design fields with its new <a href="http://www.designforequality.org/" target="_blank">Design for Equality</a>&nbsp;website. Architecture News 543755 Tue, 16 Jul 2013 13:00:00 -0400 Design and planning students dive into Career Discovery http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/design-and-planning-students-dive-into-career-discovery.html <span>.Aspiring urban design and planning students are engaged in a six-week miniature studio as part of this summer&rsquo;s Career Discovery program. Developed for high school graduates of any age or background, the program is meant to help students discern the next step in their careers</span> Alumni News 543757 Tue, 16 Jul 2013 13:00:00 -0400 Former GSD Dean Alan A. Altshuler retires, his career celebrated http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/former-gsd-dean-alan-a-altshuler-retires-his-career-celebrated.html <p>After more than 20 years of service former GSD Dean Alan A. Altshuler retired in May 2013, and a celebration was held in his honor on June 7 at the Taubman Building.</p> Faculty News 541870 Tue, 09 Jul 2013 13:00:00 -0400 One Harvard, many GSD successes http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/one-harvard-many-gsd-successes.html <span>Harvard&rsquo;s ability to foster innovation has long been a core strength of the university, never more so than today. President Faust's mission to create One Harvard is spurring greater collaboration across schools, disciplines and facilities, and the GSD is at the forefront of the explosion of creativity.</span> Alumni News 542754 Mon, 08 Jul 2013 17:00:00 -0400 In the Life of Cities voted best designed book of 2012 http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/in-the-life-of-cities-voted-best-designed-book-of-2012.html <p><em>In the Life of Cities</em>, edited by Dean&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/mohsen-mostafavi.html">Mohsen Mostafavi</a>&nbsp;and published by&nbsp;<a class="target-blank" href="http://www.lars-mueller-publishers.com/en/">Lars M<span>&uuml;</span>ller</a>, has been named one of the 50 best designed books of 2012 by&nbsp;<em><a class="target-blank" href="http://designobserver.com/50Books50Covers/2012winners.html">Design Observer</a></em>.&nbsp;</p> Architecture News 542386 Fri, 05 Jul 2013 14:00:00 -0400 Mohsen Mostafavi: an ethical future http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/mohsen-mostafavi-an-ethical-future.html <span>Dean Mohsen Mostfavi&nbsp;</span>was in Bangalore earlier this month to talk about &ldquo;ecological urbanism&rdquo; and a more ethical future for our cities. Read an <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/images/content/5/6/v2/560147/Q-A-Harvard-Delhi.pdf">interview </a>he gave to the&nbsp;<em>Times of India</em>. Faculty News 540999 Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:00:00 -0400 MUP students organize panel on Sandy recovery http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/mup-students-organize-panel-on-sandy-recovery.html <p>Elise Baudon and Benjamin Scheerbarth (MUP&rsquo;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&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 15.555556297302246px; background-color: #f4f4f4;">the social justice implications</span><span style="font-size: 15.555556297302246px; background-color: #f4f4f4;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.4666em;">of post-Sandy recovery in New York City.</span></p> Student News 541001 Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:00:00 -0400 GSD faculty and alum win Graham Foundation grants http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-faculty-and-alum-win-graham-foundation-grants.html <span>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.</span> Alumni News 538875 Fri, 07 Jun 2013 13:00:00 -0400 MUP student team wins Connect Historic Boston Contest http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/mup-student-team-wins-connect-historic-boston-contest.html <span>Members of the MUP class of 2013&mdash;Holly Masek, James McNally, and Mica Wilson&mdash;won the top prize of the first Connect Historic Boston Public Art Ideas Contest.</span> Student News 538877 Fri, 07 Jun 2013 13:00:00 -0400 Joyce Rosenthal on building back better http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/joyce-rosenthal-on-building-back-better.html <p>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 <em>Harvard Gazette</em>, she talks about the meaning of resiliency and the attributes that help communities rebound. Read &ldquo;<a href="http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2013/05/up-from-the-ruins-slowly/">Up from the ruins, slowly</a>.&rdquo;</p> Faculty News 538503 Tue, 04 Jun 2013 13:00:00 -0400 Felipe Correa on Design in the Latin American City http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/felipe-correa-on-design-in-the-latin-american-city.html <span>On May 10,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/felipe-correa.html">Felipe Correa</a><span>&nbsp;(associate professor of urban design) moderated the&nbsp;</span><strong>Instrumentality of Design in the Latin American City</strong><span>&nbsp;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.</span> Faculty News 538375 Mon, 03 Jun 2013 01:00:00 -0400 Creating Resilient Cities, part 2: studio presentations http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/creating-resilient-cities-part-2-studio-presentations.html <span>Students of the Disaster Field Lab: Creating Resilient Cities proved their mettle Monday, May 13, as they showcased projects with practical implications for intervention and future planning in the communities affected by Superstorm Sandy. Attended by a jury that included Loeb Fellows, GSD faculty, disaster experts and community representatives, they displayed the innovation, creativity, social awareness and problem-solving abilities for which the GSD is famous.</span> Faculty News 536890 Tue, 28 May 2013 13:00:00 -0400 Jerold Kayden changed her life http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/jerold-kayden-changed-her-life.html <p>Nancy Slotnick writes in the&nbsp;<em>Huffington Post</em>&nbsp;blog that&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/jerold-kayden.html">Jerold Kayden</a>&nbsp;(professor of urban planning and design) &ldquo;literally wrote the book on the POPS&rdquo;&mdash;Publicly Owned Private Spaces&mdash;and that talking with him saved her business. Read about it in &ldquo;<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nancy-slotnick/how-pops-changed-my-life_b_3295075.html">How POPS Changed My Life</a>.&rdquo;</p> <p>Kayden is quoted in another recent Huff Post article &ldquo;<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/21/oklahoma-tornado-rebuilding_n_3315029.html">After Oklahoma Tornado, To Rebuild Or Not To Rebuild</a>.&rdquo;</p> Faculty News 537145 Fri, 24 May 2013 13:00:00 -0400 Allen Sayegh wins Creative City Challenge http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/allen-sayegh-wins-creative-city-challenge.html <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/allen-sayegh.html">Allen Sayegh's</a><span>&nbsp;(adjunct associate professor of architectural technology) firm INVIVIA has won the inaugural Creative City Challenge to produce a major public interactive art project in the city of Minneapolis.</span> Architecture News 537016 Thu, 23 May 2013 13:00:00 -0400 GSD team enters final round of SixtyNine Seventy Urban Ideas Competition http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/five-gsd-students-enter-final-round-of-sixtynine-seventy-urban.html <span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">A GSD team was selected from over 300 entries as finalists for&nbsp;the <em>SixtyNine Seventy: The Spaces Between</em> Urban Ideas Competition.</span> Architecture News 536886 Wed, 22 May 2013 17:00:00 -0400 Rahul Mehrotra Architects awarded top prize for Hathigaon project http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/rahul-mehrotra-architects-awarded-top-prize-for-hathigaon.html <p>Rahul Mehrotra Architects (RMA) awarded the sustainable architecture gold medal prize for housing project Hathigaon: Housing for Mahouts and their Elephants.</p> Faculty News 535380 Wed, 15 May 2013 15:00:00 -0400 Creating Resilient Cities: Disaster Field Lab http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/creating-resilient-cities-disaster-field-lab.html <span>Students in&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/joyce-klein-rosenthal.html">Joyce Rosenthal&rsquo;s</a><span>&nbsp;(assistant professor of urban planning) option studio</span><em>&nbsp;</em><span>Creating Resilient Cities: Disaster Field Lab are examining how New York City&rsquo;s coastal communities can emerge from the devastation of last fall&rsquo;s superstorm Sandy stronger and more resilient than before.</span> Faculty News 535510 Tue, 14 May 2013 13:00:00 -0400 Plan Downtown Malden: core urban planning studio hits the streets http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/plan-downtown-malden-core-urban-planning-studio-hits-the-streets.html <span>On an evening in late April, over 100 community members turned out for a public meeting and presentation by students in the 2nd semester core urban planning studio of&nbsp;</span><strong>Plan Downtown Malden</strong><span>, a comprehensive set of recommendations to improve the city center. The studio, led by&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/ann-forsyth.html">Ann Forsyth</a><span>&nbsp;(professor of urban planning),&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/daniel-doca.html">Daniel D'Oca</a><span>&nbsp;(design critic),&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/kathryn-madden.html">Kathryn Madden</a><span>&nbsp;(design critic in urban planning and design) and&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/robert-pietrusko.html">Robert Pietrusko</a><span>&nbsp;(lecturer in landscape architecture and urban planning and design), used Malden&rsquo;s planning problems as the opportunity to engage advanced level analytical and creative problem-solving and address complex planning concerns.</span> Faculty News 534884 Thu, 09 May 2013 13:00:00 -0400 HUPO looks back and forward http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/hupo-looks-back-and-forward.html <span>MUP students recently voted to elect Adrienne Mathews and Lydia Scott (MUP &rsquo;14) co-presidents of the Harvard Urban Planning Organization. The past year has been filled with HUPO-sponsored events that&nbsp;<span>engage students and professionals, academics, community organizations and city governments <span>in improving</span>&nbsp;cities.</span></span> Student News 534628 Tue, 07 May 2013 13:00:00 -0400 Designing Peace: Karen Lee Bar-Sinai Profiled in New Yorker http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/designing-peace-karen-lee-bar-sinai-profiled-in-new-yorker.html <span>Karen Lee Bar-Sinai (LF 2013) and her design partner Yehuda Greenfield-Gilat, of Jerusalem-based&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.sayarch.com/">SAYA&nbsp;</a><span>studio, are profiled in a recent blog post for the&nbsp;</span><em>New Yorker</em><span>.</span> Architecture News 534630 Tue, 07 May 2013 13:00:00 -0400 MUP alumni making real world impacts http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/mup-alumni-making-real-world-impacts.html Edith Hsu-Chen (MUP &rsquo;97), is working to boldly enhance the area surrounding Grand Central Station in Manhattan. Alumni News 534505 Mon, 06 May 2013 19:00:00 -0400 A City and its Stream: Peter Rowe at the Van Alen Institute http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/a-city-and-its-stream-peter-rowe-at-the-van-alen-institute.html <span>On 5/9 at 6:30 p.m., the Van Alen Institute in N.Y. will present a lecture by&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/peter-rowe.html">Peter Rowe</a><span>&nbsp;(professor of architecture and urban design) and conversation with&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/john-hong.html">John Hong</a><span>&nbsp;(adjunct associate professor of architecture and MArch &lsquo;96) and&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/jinhee-park.html">Jinhee Park</a><span>&nbsp;(design critic in architecture and MArch '02) as part of the exhibit Deconstruction/Construction: The Cheonggyecheon River Project in Seoul.</span> Alumni News 534002 Thu, 02 May 2013 13:00:00 -0400 In the aftermath: Jerold Kayden on preserving public space http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/in-the-aftermath.html Jerold Kayden advises a measured response to the Marathon bombings and serves as a voice for preserving the &ldquo;public-ness&rdquo; of public space even as public attention is focussed on security. His reflections and those of other Harvard analysts appear in &ldquo;<a href="http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2013/04/how-the-attack-affects-our-lives/">How the attack affects our lives</a>&rdquo; in the Harvard Gazette. Faculty News 533139 Thu, 25 Apr 2013 13:00:00 -0400 John Hong and Jinhee Park at Van Alen Institute 4/25 http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/john-hong-and-jinhee-park-at-van-alen-institute-4-25.html <span>The GSD exhibit &ldquo;Deconstruction/Construction: The Cheonggyecheon River Project in Seoul&rdquo; curated by Joan Busquets (professor in practice of urban planning and design)&nbsp;has traveled to the Van Alen Institute.&nbsp;<span>On <strong>April 25 at 6:30 p.m.</strong> there will be</span><span>&nbsp;a launch of the book&nbsp;</span><em>Convergent Flux: Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism in Korea</em><span>&nbsp;by John Hong (adjunct associate professor and MArch &lsquo;96) and Jinhee Park (design critic in architecture and MArch '02) to accompany the exhibit.</span></span> Alumni News 533004 Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:00:00 -0400 Public Space at the GSD http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/public-space-at-the-gsd.html The recent Putting Public Space in its Place conference brought scholars, practitioners, and activists together to discuss and debate public spaces. Faculty News 531482 Fri, 12 Apr 2013 16:00:00 -0400 Laura Gilmore O'Connor (MUP '13) awarded second place in APA Transportation Division Student Paper Competition http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/laura-gilmore-mup-13-awarded-second-place-in-apa-transportation.html Laura Gilmore&rsquo;s (MUP &rsquo;13) paper "Exploring a Framework for Transportation Justice: The Case of the Green Line Extension" won second place in the APA Transportation Division Student Paper Competition. Student News 531335 Thu, 11 Apr 2013 14:00:00 -0400 Cultural Entrepreneurship finalists selected http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/cultural-entrepreneurship-finalists-selected.html Harvard&nbsp;recently announced the finalists in the inaugural&nbsp;<a href="http://ilab.harvard.edu/deans-cultural-entrepreneurship-challenge">Deans&rsquo; Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge</a>, and GSD teams are well represented with an array of innovative ideas. The Challenge was created to support students&rsquo; exploration of entrepreneurship that sustains the arts and enhances their cultural impact. Architecture News 530165 Thu, 04 Apr 2013 15:00:00 -0400 New urban planning connections for gateway cities http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/new-urban-planning-connections-for-gateway-cities.html <span>Gateway Cities, a new class this semester, is uniting GSD students with colleagues from the HBS and HLS. Interdisciplinary teams are working on projects partnering with state, local, and community representatives.</span> Faculty News 530170 Thu, 04 Apr 2013 13:00:00 -0400 Mitchell Silver inspires next generation of planners http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/mitchell-silver-inspires-next-generation-of-planners.html <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="300" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/D8n4KjZ_7l8?feature=player_embedded" width="400"></iframe></p> <span>Mitchell J. Silver, president of the American Planning Association, gave a lecture entitled &ldquo;Planning in the 21st Century: What&rsquo;s Next?&rdquo; in February at the GSD.</span> Urban Planning and Design News 529538 Sat, 30 Mar 2013 13:00:00 -0400 Susan Fainstein seeks the Just City http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/susan-fainstein-seeks-the-just-city.html <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="300" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/_9cpSWqOFlw?feature=player_embedded" width="400"></iframe></p> <p><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/susan-fainstein.html">Susan S. Fainstein</a> (senior research fellow) raised examples from Amsterdam, New York and Singapore to make a case for the &ldquo;just city&rdquo; in her recent lecture at the Centre for Liveable Cities in Singapore.</p> Faculty News 529545 Sat, 30 Mar 2013 13:00:00 -0400 Toni Griffin and Mimi Hoang are Urban Influencers http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/toni-griffin-and-mimi-hoang-are-urban-influencers.html <span>Find out why at the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://blogs.gsd.harvard.edu/loeb-fellows/">LOEBlog</a><span>.</span> Alumni News 529288 Thu, 28 Mar 2013 01:00:00 -0400 HUPO Innovation panel April 3 http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/hupo-innovation-panel-april-3.html Research News 529161 Wed, 27 Mar 2013 01:00:00 -0400 Revitalizing Mexico City: two GSD studios http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/revitalizing-mexico-city-two-gsd-studios.html <span>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.</span> Faculty News 527922 Thu, 21 Mar 2013 01:00:00 -0400 GSD at the ACSA conference http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-at-the-acsa-conference.html GSD students and faculty are addressing a spectrum of urgent issues at the ACSA&nbsp;101 conference: New Constellations / New Ecologies. Alumni News 527925 Thu, 21 Mar 2013 01:00:00 -0400 Penny White Fund announces awards http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/penny-white-fund-announces-awards.html The Department of Landscape Architecture has announced the 2013 Project Awards for the <a href="file:///C:/Users/software/Desktop/Dropbox/GSD-Ruby%20website/all%20tasks/gsd.harvard.edu/pennywhite">Penny White Fund</a>. 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. Architecture News 527033 Thu, 14 Mar 2013 01:00:00 -0400 A birthday nod to Career Discovery http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/a-birthday-nod-to-career-discovery.html <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/academic-programs/career-discovery/index.html">Career Discovery</a><span>, one of the oldest career immersion programs in the United States,&nbsp;is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.&nbsp; An article in&nbsp;</span><em>USNews</em><span>&nbsp;examines the GSD&rsquo;s program&rsquo;s staying power as similar programs gain traction nationwide. Read &ldquo;</span><a href="http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/03/12/why-smart-career-changers-choose-hands-on-exploration">Why Smart Career Changers Choose Hands-On Exploration</a><span>.&rdquo;</span> Architecture News 527035 Thu, 14 Mar 2013 01:00:00 -0400 Resilient China: GSD students to speak at IACP Conference http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/resilient-china-gsd-students-to-speak-at-iacp-conference.html Lukas Pauer and Lin Ye (both MLAUD '14) have been invited to speak on their work &ldquo;Rescaling Watersheds: On Shanghai&rsquo;s Water Infrastructure&rdquo; at the 7th International Association for China Planning Conference at&nbsp;Shanghai Jiao Tong University&nbsp;from June 29 to July 1. Research News 525957 Wed, 06 Mar 2013 01:00:00 -0500 Hult Prize Honorable Mention for GSD students http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/hult-prize-honorable-mention-for-gsd-students.html A team representing&nbsp;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&nbsp;entrepreneurship&nbsp;to address food insecurity in urban slums.&nbsp;The team&nbsp;(from left&nbsp;in the photo above)&nbsp;included Venkata Krishna Kumar Matturi, Conor O'Shea and Ghazal Jafari (<a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/academic-programs/master-in-design-studies/index.html">MDesS candidates</a>)<strong>&nbsp;</strong>working with Yogeeta Manglani (MSc, HSPH)&nbsp;and&nbsp; Varun Bhandari (MPA, HKS). MDes News 525959 Wed, 06 Mar 2013 01:00:00 -0500 Krzysztof Wodiczko exhibit opens in Prague http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/krzysztof-wodiczko-exhibit-opens-in-prague.html <span>&ldquo;Out/Inside(rs),&rdquo; a comprehensive show of the work of&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/krzysztof-wodiczko.html">Krzysztof Wodiczko</a><span>&nbsp;(professor in residence of art, design and the public domain), opened last week at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague. The exhibit is the artist&rsquo;s first in the Czech Republic and includes documentation of his projections on public buildings throughout the world and other installations.</span> Faculty News 525325 Fri, 01 Mar 2013 01:00:00 -0500 Anna Grichting on healing divisions in Cyprus http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/anna-grichting-on-healing-divisions-in-cyprus.html <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&amp;field-author=Anna%20Grichting%20Solder&amp;search-alias=books-uk&amp;sort=relevancerank">Anna Grichting Solder</a><span>&nbsp;(DDes &rsquo;08) has introduced a new publication,&nbsp;</span><em>Stitching the Buffer Zone: Landscapes, Sounds and Trans_Experiences along the Cyprus Green Line</em><span>, co-authored with&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_2?_encoding=UTF8&amp;field-author=Maria%20Costi%20de%20Castrillo&amp;search-alias=books-uk&amp;sort=relevancerank">Maria Costi de Castrillo</a><span>,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_3?_encoding=UTF8&amp;field-author=Stephanie%20Keszi&amp;search-alias=books-uk&amp;sort=relevancerank">Stephanie Keszi</a><span>&nbsp;and&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_4?_encoding=UTF8&amp;field-author=Georgia%20Frangoudi&amp;search-alias=books-uk&amp;sort=relevancerank">Georgia Frangoudi</a><span>.</span> Alumni News 523119 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 01:00:00 -0500 Sam Seidel casts an eye on Innovation Districts http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/sam-seidel-casts-an-eye-on-innovation-districts.html <span>Sam Seidel (MUP) is interested in innovation. Currently a visiting fellow at the GSD, Seidel is holding a series of events investigating Cambridge&rsquo;s Kendall Square, one of the world&rsquo;s most successful innovation clusters.</span> Alumni News 523124 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 01:00:00 -0500 Emerging Voices: SO - IL and Mass Design Group http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/emerging-voices-so-il-and-mass-design-group.html <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/people/florian-idenburg.html">Florian Idenburg&rsquo;s</a><span>&nbsp;(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.</span> Alumni News 522867 Sun, 10 Feb 2013 01:00:00 -0500 Loeb J-Term roundup http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/j-term-roundup.html <span>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.&nbsp;They designed 4 dynamic courses based on their passions.<br /><br /><span>Read more in the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://blogs.gsd.harvard.edu/loeb-fellows/j-term-roundup/#more-3553">LOEBlog</a><br /><br /><em>Image: Lynn Richards with students in Retrofitting Suburbia</em><br /></span> Architecture News 522489 Thu, 07 Feb 2013 01:00:00 -0500 Retrofitting Suburbia: a popular J-Term for MUPs http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/retrofitting-suburbia-a-popular-j-term-for-mups.html <span>A popular J-term for MUPs, &ldquo;Retrofitting Suburbia,&rdquo;</span><em>&nbsp;</em><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: ff-din-web-1, ff-din-web-2, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-style: normal;">led by current Loeb Fellows&nbsp;</span><a style="font-size: 15px; font-family: ff-din-web-1, ff-din-web-2, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-style: normal;" href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/lynn-richards.html">Lynn Richards</a><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: ff-din-web-1, ff-din-web-2, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-style: normal;">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</span><a style="font-size: 15px; font-family: ff-din-web-1, ff-din-web-2, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-style: normal;" href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/">Deanna VanBuren</a>,&nbsp;<span>dealt with the possibilities of revitalizing abandoned or underutilized suburban properties. Fourteen&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: ff-din-web-1, ff-din-web-2, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; background-color: #f4f4f4;">students&nbsp;</span><span>explored policy and design strategies to facilitate and create incentives for redevelopment in the</span><span style="font-family: ff-din-web-1, ff-din-web-2, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; background-color: #f4f4f4;">&nbsp;two-day class.</span><span><br /></span> Loeb Fellowship News 522498 Thu, 07 Feb 2013 01:00:00 -0500 What’s the big idea? http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/what-s-the-big-idea.html <span>The final review of the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/academic-programs/urban-planning-design/urban-planning/degree-programs/index.html">Master of Urban Planning</a><span>&nbsp;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.</span> Faculty News 522119 Mon, 04 Feb 2013 01:00:00 -0500 Mapping the ephemeral city: GSD students and faculty at the Kumbh Mela http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/mapping-the-ephemeral-city-gsd-students-and-faculty-at-the-kumbh.html <p>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 &ldquo;Mapping Kumbh Mela.&rdquo; The initiative is co-led&nbsp;by <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/rahul-mehrotra.html">Rahul Mehrotra</a>&nbsp;(chair of the department of urban design and planning) and <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/diana-eck.html">Diana Eck</a>&nbsp;(affiliated professor to UPD) with the South Asia Initiative, FAS, HBS and SPH.<br /><br />Read "<a href="http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-02-18/news/37160083_1_kumbh-mela-design-cultural-studies">Mapping the Kumbh Mela</a>" in the <em>Times of India</em>.</p> Architecture News 521742 Fri, 01 Feb 2013 01:00:00 -0500 GSD students look to the future of spatial practices http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-students-look-to-the-future-of-spatial-practices.html <p>GSD students will display the wide range of the school's research when Penn State holds its 1<sup>st</sup>&nbsp;"Nature of Spatial Practices" conference this Friday.&nbsp;The conference will examine how spatial practice, education and political discourse are responding to recent changes in technology, mobility and socio-cultural patterns.</p> Architecture News 521609 Thu, 31 Jan 2013 01:00:00 -0500 Krzysztof Wodiczko nominated for Mies van der Rohe Prize http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/krzysztof-wodiczko-nominated-for-mies-van-der-rohe-prize.html <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/krzysztof-wodiczko.html">Krzysztof Wodiczko&rsquo;s</a><span>&nbsp;(professor in residence in art, design, and the public domain) Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery in Nantes, a project designed with Julian Bonder, was recently nominated for the 2013 European Union Mies van der Rohe Prize.</span> Faculty News 521342 Tue, 29 Jan 2013 01:00:00 -0500 Small is big for GSD alums http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/for-gsd-alums-small-is-big.html <span>A partnership including several GSD alums just won a major bid for the first-of-its-kind modular building of micro-units in NYC. Alphonse Lembo (MUP '10) of Monadnock Development led the team which included Eric Bunge (MArch&nbsp;'96) and Mimi Hoang (MArch '98) of&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.narchitects.com/">nArchitects</a><span>.<br /><span><br />Listen to an&nbsp;</span><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/01/31/micro-apartments-nyc">interview with Eric Bunge</a><span>&nbsp;on WBUR's Here and Now.</span><br /></span> Alumni News 521207 Mon, 28 Jan 2013 01:00:00 -0500 Ann Forsyth strives for balance http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/ann-forsyth-strives-for-balance.html <p>In a profile in&nbsp;<em>Harvard Magazine</em>, professor of urban planning&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/ann-forsyth.html">Ann Forsyth</a>&nbsp;talks about why she&rsquo;s taken up biking and why, in order to improve cities, she feels it&rsquo;s necessary to look to the suburbs.</p> <p>Read the &ldquo;<a href="http://harvardmagazine.com/2013/01/ann-forsyth">Harvard Portrait</a>.&rdquo;</p> Faculty News 519850 Thu, 17 Jan 2013 01:00:00 -0500 GSD faculty and Loeb Fellows pitch in for Detroit http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-faculty-and-loeb-fellows-pitch-in-for-detroit.html <span>Loeb fellows and GSD faculty are applying their talents to the challenges of revitalizing Detroit in the Detroit Works Project.&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/toni-griffin.html">Toni Griffin</a><span>&nbsp;(LF 1998 and adjunct associate professor of urban planning) led the Detroit Works&rsquo; technical team and&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/danpitera.html">Dan Pitera</a><span>&nbsp;(LF 2005 and associate professor of architecture), director of Detroit Collaborative Design Center, oversaw community outreach.&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/chris-reed.html">Chris Reed&rsquo;s</a><span>&nbsp;(adjunct associate professor of landscape architecture) firm&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.stoss.net/news/22/detroit-future-city-released/">Stoss Landscape Urbanism</a><span>&nbsp;contributed to landscape, ecology and open space planning. Read "</span><a href="http://blogs.gsd.harvard.edu/loeb-fellows/?p=3371&amp;preview=true">Stepping Up for the Future of Detroit</a><span>" in the&nbsp;</span><em>LOEBlog</em><span>.</span> Architecture News 519603 Tue, 15 Jan 2013 01:00:00 -0500 (Re)Mapping Health with a grant from the President’s January Innovation Fund http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/re-mapping-health-with-a-grant-from-the-president-s-january.html <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/courses/details.cgi?term=201230&amp;course=INT-00037-00">&ldquo;(Re)Mapping Health</a><span>,&rdquo; a new interdisciplinary initiative of the GSD and the School of Public Health was launched last week&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: ff-din-web-1, ff-din-web-2, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; background-color: #f4f4f4;">with support from the President's January Innovation Fund</span><span>.</span> Architecture News 519479 Mon, 14 Jan 2013 01:00:00 -0500 Eric Shaw heads to Salt Lake City http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/eric-shaw-heads-to-salt-lake-city.html <p><img class="rubycontent-asset rubycontent-asset-550810" style="float: left;" title="Eric Shaw" src="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/images/content/5/5/550810.jpg?_=1357873073336" alt="Eric Shaw" width="158" height="158" />Eric Shaw (MUP&nbsp;&rsquo;00) didn&rsquo;t expect to like Salt Lake City. Six months ago he visited for a conference; now he&rsquo;s the city&rsquo;s new director of community and economic development.&nbsp;</p> Alumni News 518998 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 01:00:00 -0500 Robert Pietrusko: the changing art world http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/robert-pietrusko-the-changing-art-world.html <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/robert-pietrusko.html">Robert Pietrusko&rsquo;s</a><span>&nbsp;(lecturer in landscape architecture and urban planning and design) work is being shown in a group exhibition at the Akademie Der Kunste in Berlin, Feb. 1 through March 24.</span> Faculty News 518151 Thu, 03 Jan 2013 01:00:00 -0500 Jerold Kayden the disrupter http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/jerold-kayden-the-disrupter.html <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/jerold-kayden.html">Jerold Kayden</a><span>&nbsp;(professor of urban planning and design) is happy to shake things up, especially if the result is more livable and accessible cities. He is on Next City&rsquo;s&nbsp;</span><a href="http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/disruption-index-jerold-kayden">2012 Disruption Index</a><span>, a list of &ldquo;77 people, places and ideas that have changed cities this year.&rdquo;</span> Faculty News 518155 Thu, 03 Jan 2013 01:00:00 -0500 Spatial politics: Delia Wendel and Fallon Samuels-Aidoo in Colloquy http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/spatial-politics-delia-wendel-and-fallon-samuels-aidoo-in.html <span>PhD candidates Delia Wendel and Fallon Samuels-Aidoo believe space and politics are intertwined and essential to understanding conflict and consensus. Their research has led to a symposium, a book, and a recent article in <em>Colloquy</em>.</span> Architecture News 518160 Thu, 03 Jan 2013 01:00:00 -0500 ArchRecord Editor’s Picks for 2012 http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/archrecord-editor-s-picks-for-2012.html <em>Architectural Record&rsquo;s</em><span>&nbsp;&ldquo;Editor&rsquo;s Picks: Best Architecture of 2012&rdquo; is studded with GSD stars. Here&rsquo;s the list of their projects that &ldquo;defined the year in design.&rdquo;</span> Alumni News 518163 Thu, 03 Jan 2013 01:00:00 -0500 Harvard Magazine on the Community Innovation Lab http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/harvard-magazine-reports-on-the-community-innovation-lab.html <span>In the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/academics/courses/ses-05468-fall-2012.html">Community Innovation Lab</a><span>, <span>guided by&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/michael-hooper.html">Michael Hooper</a><span>&nbsp;(assistant professor of urban planning) and Susan Crawford( visiting Stanton professor of the First Amendment), GSD and HKS students</span>&nbsp;teamed up with three community groups in Boston and the Mayor&rsquo;s Office of New Urban Mechanics to make &ldquo;big ideas&rdquo; a reality in the Dudley and Upham&rsquo;s Corner neighborhoods.</span> Faculty News 516697 Thu, 20 Dec 2012 01:00:00 -0500 Preparing for the storm: Jerold Kayden at HSPH forum http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/preparing-for-the-storm-jerold-kayden-at-hsph-forum.html <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="300" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/o9aboYBZyic?feature=player_embedded" width="400"></iframe></p> <p>Jerold Kayden (professor of urban planning and design) joined colleagues from FEMA, MGH, the Harvard Center for the Environment and FAS for a HSPH forum and webcast called &ldquo;<a href="http://theforum.sph.harvard.edu/events/big-weather-and-coastal-cities">Big Weather and Coastal Cities: Resilience in the Face of Disaster,&rdquo;</a>&nbsp; moderated by&nbsp;<em>Huffington Post</em>&nbsp;senior writer Tom Zeller Jr.</p> <p>Read about the forum in &ldquo;<a href="http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2012/12/lessons-for-the-next-sandy/">Lessons for the next Sandy</a>&rdquo; in the&nbsp;<em>Harvard Gazette</em>.</p> Faculty News 516329 Mon, 17 Dec 2012 01:00:00 -0500 Sinking Gardens: Alan Waxman and Nikola Bojic connect past to future in Hangzhou http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/sinking-gardens-alan-waxman-and-nikola-bojic-connect-past-to.html <span>&ldquo;Sinking Gardens,&rdquo; by Nikola Bojic (MDesS 13) and Alan Waxman (MLA 14), was&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: ff-din-web-1, ff-din-web-2, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; font-style: normal; background-color: #f4f4f4;">installed in XiXi National Wetland Park</span><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px; font-family: ff-din-web-1, ff-din-web-2, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-style: normal;">&nbsp;in&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px; font-family: ff-din-web-1, ff-din-web-2, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-style: normal; background-color: #f4f4f4;">Hangzhou</span><span>&nbsp;</span><span>for the 2012 West Lake International Sculpture Exhibition</span><span>. The work connects the history of&nbsp;<span>families who lived for generations in XiXi with the contemporary building boom, and lays claim to&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-family: ff-din-web-1, ff-din-web-2, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; font-style: normal; background-color: #f4f4f4;">public space&nbsp;for&nbsp;</span><span><span>the future of China.</span></span> Landscape Architecture News 515548 Tue, 11 Dec 2012 09:00:00 -0500 Imagining Mumbai’s future: GSD team wins APA-MA award http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/imagining-mumbai-s-future-gsd-team-wins-apa-ma-award.html <span>A team of Harvard students has won the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association 2012 Student Project Award.&nbsp; James Cody Birkey (MDesS &rsquo;13) and Jaemin Ha (MAUD &rsquo;12) collaborated with Mukul Bafana (HBS) and Laura Bishop (HLS) on the Mumbai Port Redevelopment project.</span> Alumni News 514810 Wed, 05 Dec 2012 01:00:00 -0500 Elemental and incremental: Alejandro Aravena's urban approach http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/elemental-and-incremental-alejandro-aravena-s-urban-approach.html <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/jorge-silvetti.html">Jorge Silvetti</a><span>&nbsp;(professor of architecture) presented the keynote speech at a celebration to launch the&nbsp;</span><em>Elemental/Incremental Housing and Participatory Design Manual</em><span>, in Santiago, Chile, on November 26. The book by architect Alejandro Aravena (design critic &lsquo;00-04) and engineer Andrew Iacobelli details 12 years of extraordinary success engaging local communities in a novel program of social housing for the most disenfranchised sectors of the population.</span> Alumni News 514540 Mon, 03 Dec 2012 01:00:00 -0500 New book by Antoine Picon traces architectural adventure of one postwar French town http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/new-book-by-antoine-picon.html <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/antoine-picon.html">Antoine Picon&rsquo;s</a><span>&nbsp;new book&nbsp;</span><em>De la ville nouvelle &agrave; la vie durable: Marne-la Vall&eacute;e<strong></strong></em><span>&nbsp;offers a comprehensive look at the largest French postwar new town begun in the 1960s and still growing today.</span> Architecture News 514069 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 01:00:00 -0500 Options studios take students around the world http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/options-studios-take-students-around-the-world.html <span>This semester&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/academic-programs/urban-planning-design/index.html">urban planning and design</a><span>&nbsp;students are investigating issues through option studios in New York, Jerusalem, Burkina Faso, China and closer to home.</span> Student News 513954 Wed, 28 Nov 2012 01:00:00 -0500 Max Rohm on Urban Interrelations http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/max-rohm-on-urban-interrelations.html <span>Max Rohm (MArch/MLA &lsquo;01 and visiting design critic in 2005) and Flavio Janches just published a new book,&nbsp;</span><em>Urban Interrelations</em><span>, proposing enhancing integration of informal settlements into the urban mainstream through community participation in the development of public spaces and facilities.</span> Alumni News 513958 Wed, 28 Nov 2012 01:00:00 -0500 Planning programs event features Fainstein on “The Just City” http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/planning-programs-event-features-fainstein-on-the-just-city.html <span>On November 17, the GSD&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/academic-programs/urban-planning-design/index.html"></a><span>hosted the annual fall get together of the&nbsp;<span>four accredited planning programs in Massachusetts</span>, featuring a lecture by </span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/susan-fainstein.html">Susan Fainstein</a><span>&nbsp;(senior research fellow),</span><span>&nbsp;&ldquo;</span><em>The Argument for Just Outcomes</em><span>.&rdquo;</span> Faculty News 513720 Mon, 26 Nov 2012 01:00:00 -0500 Danish Kurani wins Boston Foundation for Architecture grant http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/danish-kurani-wins-boston-foundation-for-architecture-grant.html <p>The Boston Foundation for Architecture recently announced the 2012 grantees, which include Danish Kurani (MAUD '13) and the Classroom Co-Creators Project. The project involves a participatory design process with Blackstone Elementary School in South Boston to engage students and teachers in the creation of their learning environment.&nbsp;</p> Architecture News 513198 Wed, 21 Nov 2012 01:00:00 -0500 2013 Pavilion Program winner announced http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/2013-pavilion-program-winner-announced.html <span>This year the GSD inaugurated a competition for the school&rsquo;s first Pavilion Program. The jury has ruled, and &ldquo;Simulated Panorama&rdquo; was selected for installation in spring 2013 under the Gund Hall portico.</span> Architecture News 513200 Wed, 21 Nov 2012 01:00:00 -0500 Xiamen studio re-envisions the megaplot http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/xiamen-studio-reenvisions-the-megaplot.html <em>Common Frameworks: Rethinking the Developmental City,&nbsp;</em><span>a studio taught by&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/christopher-lee.html">Chris Lee</a><span>&nbsp;of Serie Architects</span><a class="target-blank" href="http://www.serie.co.uk/"></a><span>, is part of a three-year research project to rethink the development of the megaplot through understanding what a city holds common: its housing.</span> Landscape Architecture News 513079 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:00:00 -0500 GSD Alum Working to House Hurricane Sandy Victims http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-alum-working-to-house-hurricane-sandy-victims.html Recent GSD alum Molly Turner (MUP &rsquo;11), has put what she learned about disaster planning to innovative use. She has worked with her employer, Airbnb, to respond to the devastation that Hurricane Sandy caused over parts of the northeast by creating an <a title="https://www.airbnb.com/sandy" href="https://www.airbnb.com/sandy">online platform</a> for people to host Sandy victims for free. Alumni News 513069 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:30:00 -0500 Theaster Gates Awarded Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/theaster-gates-awarded-vera-list-center-prize-for-art-and.html <span>Theaster Gates (LF 2011)&nbsp;has been named inaugural winner of the&nbsp;Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics at the New School. The biennial prize honors an artist who has taken risks to advance social justice. Read more on the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://blogs.gsd.harvard.edu/loeb-fellows/theaster-gates-awarded-vera-list-center-prize-for-art-and-politics/#more-2749">LOEBlog</a><span>.&nbsp;</span> Loeb Fellowship News 513082 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 01:00:00 -0500 Dean Mostafavi: instigating the design future http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/dean-mostafavi-instigating-the-design-future.html <span>Dean Mohsen Mostafavi has published 5 books in the past two years. In his writing as well as his leadership of the GSD, he is tireless in fostering engagement: between mentors and students, people in communities, the design professions with each other, and the GSD with the world. He&rsquo;ll sleep later. Read Spencer Bailey&rsquo;s interview with the dean for&nbsp;</span><em><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/images/content/5/4/549040/surface-mag-interview-mm.pdf">Surface</a></em><span>.</span> Architecture News 513084 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 01:00:00 -0500 GSD: still on top http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-still-on-top.html <p><em>Architectural Record</em>&nbsp;just published the annual review by DesignIntelligence, &ldquo;America&rsquo;s Top Architecture Schools 2013,&rdquo; and Harvard once again appears in first place for graduate architectural education, as it has for 12 of the 14 years of the ranking.</p> <p>Not only that, it is number 1 in graduate landscape architecture education as well.</p> <p>What keeps the GSD at the top? &ldquo;Not only does it have a strong reputation overall, but it scores very well in design, analysis, planning, and the communication skills that graduates need in professional practice.&rdquo;</p> <p>Read James P. Cramer&rsquo;s &nbsp;<em><a href="http://archrecord.construction.com/features/Americas_Best_Architecture_Schools/2012/Architecture-Education-Now/Americas-Top-Architecture-Schools-2013-2.asp">Architectural Record</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.di.net/articles/big-shifts-in-design-school-rankings-for-2013/">DesignIntelligence</a></em>&nbsp;articles or download the entire&nbsp;<em><a href="http://store.di.net/collections/reports/products/best-architecture-schools">DI survey</a></em>.&nbsp;</p> Alumni News 511857 Sat, 10 Nov 2012 01:00:00 -0500 Carlos Garciavelez on the Mexico City Periferico http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/carlos-garciavelez-on-the-mexico-city-periferico.html <p>Carlos Garciavelez (MAUD '12 and teaching associate in urban design) published his thesis research "Concrete Matters: Beyond Stillbirth Infrastructure" in the Mexican journal&nbsp;<em>Arquine</em>. Garciavelez argues for the introduction of a rapid transit bus system to the<span style="background-color: #f4f4f4; font-family: ff-din-web-1, ff-din-web-2, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal;">&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: #f4f4f4; font-family: ff-din-web-1, ff-din-web-2, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal;">Perif&eacute;rico, a double decker beltway in Mexico City, to</span>&nbsp;partially transform it into a mass transit infrastructure&nbsp;and create new public amenities for the city.</p> <p>Read &ldquo;<a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/images/content/5/4/548211/garciavelez-Arquine-Article.jpg">El Perif&eacute;rico como generador ce cuidad</a>.&rdquo;</p> Alumni News 511530 Tue, 06 Nov 2012 01:00:00 -0500 Lucas Correa Sevilla and Pablo Pérez Ramos present in Ecuador http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/lucas-correa-sevilla-and-pablo-p-rez-ramos-present-in-ecuador.html <span>Lucas Correa Sevilla (MAUD '12) and Pablo P&eacute;rez Ramos (MLA '12, DDesS candidate) &nbsp;recently presented their research "Sustainability Through New Methodologies of Urban and Landscape Design" in the "Ecuador Ser&aacute; Sustentable" congress. The congress, organized by Grupo FARO, pursues a multidisciplinary approach to a long-term debate on the interactions among environment, economy and society in Ecuador.</span> Alumni News 511312 Sun, 04 Nov 2012 13:00:00 -0500 Chris Reed on building resilient cities http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/chris-reed-on-building-resilient-cities.html <span>Chris Reed (adjunct associate professor of landscape architecture) just returned from Asia, where he was a keynote speaker at the 2012 Forum on Resilient Cities, hosted by Kongjian Yu (design critic in landscape architecture and DDesS 95) at the Peking University College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Beijing.</span> DDes/PhD News 511102 Fri, 02 Nov 2012 01:00:00 -0400 A hive of activity atop Gund http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/a-hive-of-activity-atop-gund.html GSD students recently harvested the first honey from the beehive located on the roof of Gund Hall. The bees have been on the roof since spring 2011 thanks to Connie Migliazzo (MLA I &lsquo;13) and Hallie Chen (MArch I &lsquo;12) who started the hive and Melissa Alexander (MAUD &rsquo;13) and Ben Ruswick (MArch I &lsquo;15) who help to maintain it. The honey will be raffled off on October 26 to benefit a local community garden. Architecture News 510866 Thu, 25 Oct 2012 01:00:00 -0400 Felipe Correa traces a Line in the Andes http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/felipe-correa-traces-a-line-in-the-andes.html <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/people/felipe-correa.html">Felipe Correa&rsquo;s</a><span>&nbsp;(director of the Urban Design Degree Program) new publication,&nbsp;</span><em>A Line in the Andes,</em><span>&nbsp;examines the transformative role of the first underground metro line currently under construction in Quito, Ecuador.&nbsp;<span>It sets the stage for well-informed design deliberations regarding the urban future Quito deserves.</span></span> Faculty News 510857 Tue, 23 Oct 2012 01:00:00 -0400 Eric Höweler’s new American Dream http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/eric-h-weler-s-new-american-dream.html <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/eric-howeler.html">Eric H&ouml;weler</a><span>&nbsp;(assistant professor of architecture) and his firm&nbsp;H&ouml;weler + Yoon Architecture&nbsp;took top prize in the&nbsp;</span><a title="" href="http://mooove.com/audi-urban-future-initiative/en/award/award-2012/jury.html" target="_blank">Audi Urban Future Award 2012</a><span>&nbsp;for &ldquo;Shareway 2030, a reimagining of the Boston to Washington&nbsp;metropolitan region.</span> Architecture News 510841 Mon, 22 Oct 2012 01:00:00 -0400 Museum Without Walls: Boston http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/museum-without-walls-boston.html <span>The major sights of Boston, as well as tidbits of history and arcane lore are as close as your smartphone with a new app that just rolled out thanks to 4 GSD students. Ingrid Bengtson (MArch &rsquo;15), Sayli Korgaonkar (MArch &rsquo;14), Eduardo M. Llinas-Messeguer (MAUD &rsquo;13) and Josh Schecter (MArch &rsquo;15) helped CultureNOW create walking tours, photos and podcasts for the Museum Without Walls.</span> Architecture News 510845 Mon, 22 Oct 2012 01:00:00 -0400 Big City Planning http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/big-city-planning.html <span>Students in the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/academic-programs/urban-planning-design/index.html">Master of Urban Planning</a><span>&nbsp;program got a chance to meet with the planning directors of the nation&rsquo;s 30 largest cities at an evening reception on October 8. &nbsp;The event was part of the Big City Planning Directors Institute, which is offered every fall by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the American Planning Association along with the GSD.</span> Student News 510830 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 09:00:00 -0400 International Travel Community Service Fellowship Program 2012 http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/international-travel-community-service-fellowship-program-2012.html <span>This past summer, the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/gsd-resources/career-resources/community-service-fellowship/international-travel.html"><strong>International Travel Community Service Fellowship Program</strong></a><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span>provided funding to GSD students for travel overseas to perform community service. Their experiences demonstrate the wide range of roles planners and designers perform and their innovative contributions to solve urban challenges.</span> Architecture News 510827 Wed, 17 Oct 2012 01:00:00 -0400 Silvia Benedito and Alexander Häusler commissioned to develop Stadt Park-Donau http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/silvia-benedito-and-alexander-h-usler-commissioned-to-develop.html <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/silvia-benedito.html">Silvia Benedito</a><span>&nbsp;(assistant in landscape architecture) and Alexander H&auml;usler&nbsp;(MArch II '04) have been commissioned to develop &ldquo;Stadt Park-Donau,&rdquo; an urban park along the Donau River in Ingolstadt, Germany. The design team for the plan included Erik Anderson (MLA &rsquo;13), Michael Luegering (MLA &rsquo;13) and Carolyn Deuschle (MLA &rsquo;14).</span> Alumni News 510792 Fri, 12 Oct 2012 01:00:00 -0400 Alda Black and Chris Masicampo win MOBILIciTY competition http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/alda-black-and-chris-masicampo-win-mobilicity-competition.html <span>Alda &Ccedil;api Black (MArch &lsquo;11) is heading to Tirana, Albania, to accept first place award in the MOBILIciTY international competition for design of the city&rsquo;s transportation station. Her collaborator is Chris Masicampo (MArch '12).</span> Alumni News 510737 Tue, 09 Oct 2012 01:00:00 -0400 MUPs attend APA Conference http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/mups-attend-apa-conference.html <span>MUPs mingled with planning professionals at the Southern New England American Planning Association conference last month in Hartford, where they attended sessions on sustainability, transportation, land use, and public participation.</span> Student News 510696 Wed, 03 Oct 2012 01:00:00 -0400 GSD students make Park(ing) Day a success http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-students-make-park-ing-day-a-success.html <span>GSD students transformed&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: ff-din-web-1, ff-din-web-2, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; font-style: normal; background-color: #f4f4f4;">a parking space on Cambridge Street&nbsp;</span><span>into a miniature park for national Park(ing) Day on September 21. It quickly filled with&nbsp;</span><span>community members who stopped to talk, play music and eat free ice cream.</span> Student News 510699 Wed, 03 Oct 2012 01:00:00 -0400 Road Less Traveled: First year MUPs and MAUDs tour Boston's lesser known sites http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/upd-students-explore-boston-on-bus-tour.html <span>On September 15, first year MUPs and MAUDs took an introductory bus of tour Boston led by Alex Krieger (p</span><span>rofessor in practice of urban design)&nbsp;</span><span>and Jim Stockard (curator of the Loeb Fellowship). The tour focused on parts of the city that many tourists and Bostonians do not visit and provided students from the two programs a chance to interact.</span> Loeb Fellowship News 510599 Tue, 02 Oct 2012 01:00:00 -0400 Eve Blau and Rafael Moneo jurors for M+ design competition http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/eve-blau-and-rafael-moneo-jurors-for-m-design-competition.html <span>Eve Blau (adjunct professor of urban planning and design) and Rafael Moneo (Josep Lluis Sert professor of architecture) are among the distinguished jurors for the design competition for M+, Hong Kong's future museum for visual culture. Architectural firms wishing to compete must submit an&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.wkcda.hk/en/architectural_competition/mplus/EOI_for_design_or_design_consultant/index.html">Expression of Interest</a><span>&nbsp;by October 15.</span> Architecture News 510637 Mon, 01 Oct 2012 01:00:00 -0400 Danish Kurani attends State Department dinner http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/danish-kurani-attends-state-department-dinner.html <p>In 2010 Danish Kurani (MAUD '13) was inducted into<span style="background-color: #f4f4f4; font-family: ff-din-web-1, ff-din-web-2, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; font-style: normal;">&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: #f4f4f4; font-family: ff-din-web-1, ff-din-web-2, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; font-style: normal;">the U.S. State Department's</span>&nbsp;&ldquo;Generation Change,&rdquo; recognizing the best and most innovative American Muslim leaders under the age of 30. &nbsp;Last week Kurani attended a dinner reception hosted by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to discuss&nbsp;<span style="background-color: #f4f4f4; font-family: ff-din-web-1, ff-din-web-2, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; font-style: normal;">building stronger relationships between the U.S. and the Muslim world.</span></p> Student News 510589 Mon, 24 Sep 2012 01:00:00 -0400 GSD tourism club helps students getouttagund http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gotta-getouttagund.html <span>The GSD&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/gsdtourism">Tourism Club</a><span>&nbsp;led a walking tour of Jamaica Plain on Saturday, September 8, as this year&rsquo;s first &ldquo;getouttagund&rdquo; program. <span>The tours are one way the club sparks connections and debate about the social, economic, cultural, policy and planning issues related to tourism.&nbsp;</span></span> Student News 510573 Tue, 18 Sep 2012 01:00:00 -0400 GSD teams win Pruitt Igoe Now competition http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-teams-win-pruitt-igoe-now-competition.html Xiaowei R. Wang <span>(</span><span>MLA '13)&nbsp;</span>and Heather Dunbar <span>(</span><span>MLA '13)&nbsp;</span>were awarded first place in the <a href="http://www.pruittigoenow.org/">competition</a> to re-imagine the vacant Pruitt Igoe housing project in St. Louis, for their submission &ldquo;St. Louis Ecological Production Line.&rdquo; Third prize went to the Social Agency Lab for &ldquo;The Fantastic Pruitt-Igoe!,&rdquo; with a team including GSD students and alums.&nbsp; Loeb Fellowship News 510554 Mon, 17 Sep 2012 01:00:00 -0400 President Obama appoints Alex Krieger to Commission of Fine Arts http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/president-obama-appoints-alex-krieger-to-the-commission-of-fine.html President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/alex-krieger.html">Alex Krieger</a>, Professor in Practice in Urban Design, to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. Faculty News 510552 Fri, 14 Sep 2012 01:00:00 -0400 Michael Hooper publishes research on forced eviction and involuntary resettlement http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/michael-hooper-publishes-research-on-forced-eviction-and.html Michael Hooper,&nbsp;<span>assistant professor of urban planning,</span><span>&nbsp;recently published the results of a study of forced eviction and resettlement in Tanzania.&nbsp;</span> Faculty News 510502 Mon, 10 Sep 2012 01:00:00 -0400 Mapping Mumbai's toilets http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/mapping-mumbai-s-toilets-tonight-at-5-pm.html <p>Join&nbsp;Rahul Mehrotra (chair of the department of urban planning and design),&nbsp;Richard Cash (senior lecturer&nbsp;at the&nbsp;Harvard School of Public Health) and&nbsp;James Potter and Jennifer Weaver (master&rsquo;s candidates at SPH) for a lively discussion of their work at the intersection of design and public health in Mumbai.&nbsp;<br /><br />TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 5:00 PM</p> <div>K262, CGIS KNAFEL, 1730 CAMBRIDGE STREET, CAMBRIDGE, MA 02138</div> Faculty News 510469 Tue, 04 Sep 2012 01:00:00 -0400 Community Service Fellows gain firsthand planning experience http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/community-service-fellows-gain-firsthand-planning-experience.html GSD students brought their design and research skills to address practical community&nbsp;<span style="font-family: ff-din-web-1, ff-din-web-2, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; font-style: normal; background-color: #f4f4f4;">needs&nbsp;</span>this summer through the Community Service Fellowship Program. Their internships took them to government agencies and nonprofits in Boston and other cities. Landscape Architecture News 510428 Thu, 30 Aug 2012 01:00:00 -0400 ICE-POPS at Venice Biennale http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/ice-pops-at-venice-biennale.html Elizabeth MacWillie (MDesS &rsquo;14) and colleagues from Harvard, MIT and Tufts presented their ICE-POPS project at the prestigious Architecture Biennale in Venice. Architecture News 510393 Mon, 27 Aug 2012 01:00:00 -0400 GSD students study urban heat island effect in Bronx http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-students-study-urban-heat-island-effect-in-bronx.html <span>GSD students Naz Beykan (MDesS) and Jainxaing Huang (DDesS) had fun with field research that will make a serious contribution to understanding the cooling effects of green space on the urban landscape.&nbsp;</span> DDes/PhD News 510361 Wed, 22 Aug 2012 01:00:00 -0400 GSD Students at the Chicago Waterline http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-students-at-the-chicago-waterline.html <p><span>The &ldquo;Waterline&rdquo; exhibit at the Chicago River Museum presents provocative design solutions by GSD students in Philip Enquist's 2012 option studio.</span></p> Student News 510251 Mon, 20 Aug 2012 01:00:00 -0400 GSD shines among Architectural Digest’s 2012 Innovators http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-shines-among-architectural-digest-s-2012-innovators.html Architecture News 510230 Tue, 14 Aug 2012 01:00:00 -0400 Stephen Ervin awarded Esri Lifetime Achievement Award http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/stephen-ervin-awarded-esri-lifetime-achievement-award.html Stephen Ervin, assistant dean of information technology, was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Esri International User Conference in San Diego, California in July. Ervin was recognized as a &ldquo;visionary of geospatial sciences&rdquo; for his active involvement in the development of the theoretical foundations of geodesign. Faculty News 509770 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 01:00:00 -0400 GSD students present at Med.Net.EU.12 conference http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-students-present-at-med-net-eu-12-conference.html GSD students Daniel Iba&ntilde;ez (MDesS '12, DDesS Candidate '15), Fadi Masoud (MLAII ' 12), Laurent Corroyer (MDesS '13) and Jeannette Sordi (Visiting Student '13) were invited to deliver papers at the international Med.Net.EU.12 conference in Genoa, Italy in June. DDes/PhD News 509695 Wed, 25 Jul 2012 01:00:00 -0400 Maurice Cox new associate dean at Tulane http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/maurice-cox-new-associate-dean-at-tulane.html From urban design to community development to civic leadership to education, with a stop at the Loeb Fellowship, Maurice Cox (LF 2005) has taken an unusual path to his role as architectural educator. On July 1 he was named associate dean for community engagement and director of Tulane City Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.&nbsp;<a class="more-link target-blank" title="Read more at the LOEBlog" href="http://blogs.gsd.harvard.edu/loeb-fellows/maurice-cox-new-associate-dean-at-tulane/#more-1246">Read more&nbsp;at the LOEBlog</a> Architecture News 509664 Tue, 24 Jul 2012 01:00:00 -0400 Christopher Lee’s winning design for Singapore courts complex http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/christopher-lee-s-winning-design-for-singapore-courts-complex.html <span>The Singapore Subordinate Courts have announced the winning design for a new courts complex after an open competition process that started in September last year.&nbsp; The design, by Christopher Lee of London-based Serie Architects, in collaboration with local Singaporean firm Multiply Architects, includes two new towers and the renovation of the existing Octagon courts building.</span> Faculty News 509358 Fri, 06 Jul 2012 01:00:00 -0400 Rahul Mehrotra and RMA Architects win Open Innovation Challenge http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/rahul-mehrotra-and-rma-architects-win-open-innovation-challenge.html <span>How does one ensure&nbsp;</span><em>sammaan</em><span>, or diginity,&nbsp;when designing toilet facilities for the slums of India? UPD Chair&nbsp;</span>Rahul Mehrotra&rsquo;s<span>&nbsp;answer made him the Open Innovation Challenge winner.</span> Faculty News 509336 Mon, 02 Jul 2012 01:00:00 -0400 Victor Sanz (MAUD '11) is a company man http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/victor-sanz-maud-11-is-a-company-man.html <p class="Default">In the early 20<sup>th</sup> Century, the founder of the Bata Shoe Company combined American methods of factory management with the European ethic of communalism to realize a vision of more efficient working and living conditions. Victor Sanz (MAUD '11) begins his odyssey to visit the global network of Bata towns with a GSD Druker Traveling Fellowship, and shares notes of his travels with the Canadian journal <em>On Site Review 27</em> and with us.</p> Alumni News 509327 Fri, 29 Jun 2012 01:00:00 -0400 GSD Hosts United Nations Expert Meeting on Gender and Urbanization http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gsd-hosts-united-nations-expert-meeting-on-gender-and.html <span>On June 11-12, the GSD was home to&nbsp;<span>a United Nations Expert Group Meeting (EGM) entitled &ldquo;Women&rsquo;s Economic Empowerment: A Critical Element for Prosperous Cities.&rdquo;</span>&nbsp;The&nbsp;<span>global gathering, hosted by <span>Assistant Professor of Urban Planning Michael Hooper,</span>&nbsp;brought together key urban policymakers and the leadership of grassroots women&rsquo;s organizations to forge a policy platform for addressing women&rsquo;s economic empowerment in cities.</span></span> Faculty News 509128 Fri, 22 Jun 2012 01:00:00 -0400 Felipe Correa and the South America Project featured in PLOT Magazine http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/felipe-correa-and-the-south-america-project-featured-in-plot.html <span>The theory section of the Buenos Aires-based&nbsp;</span><a class="target-blank" href="http://www.revistaplot.com/contenidos-plot7/"><em>PLOT</em>&nbsp;magazine</a><span>&nbsp;featured the&nbsp;</span><a class="target-blank" href="http://www.sap-network.org/">South America Project&nbsp;</a><span>(SAP) in its most recent issue. The magazine presents an overview of the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/events/the-south-america-project-hinterland-urbanisms-symposium.html">SAP conference</a><span>&nbsp;held at the GSD last October, and highlights the work in progress of the research network.&nbsp;</span> Faculty News 509140 Wed, 20 Jun 2012 01:00:00 -0400 Nader Tehrani (MAUD '91) and Dan Gallagher (MArch '91) receive awards for Hinman Research Building http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/nader-tehrani-maud-91-and-dan-gallagher-march-91-receive-12.html <span>Nader Tehrani (MAUD '91) and Dan Gallagher (MArch '91) have received 12 awards for the&nbsp;</span><span>restoration, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse</span><span>&nbsp;of the&nbsp;</span><a class="target-blank" href="http://www.aiaga.org/award-detail/539896-hinman-research-building-rehabilitation-georgia-institute">Hinman Research Building</a> Alumni News 509127 Fri, 15 Jun 2012 01:00:00 -0400 Michael Dyett (AB '68, MRP '72) of Dyett & Bhatia receives two APA Awards http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/michael-dyett-ab-68-mrp-72-of-dyett-bhatia-receives-two-apa.html Alumni News 509078 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 01:00:00 -0400 Rahul Mehrotra interviewed in New York Times http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/rahul-mehrotra-interviewed-in-new-york-times.html In a recent interview with <em>India Ink</em>, a <em>New York Times</em> blog, Professor Rahul Mehrotra discusses the rise of &ldquo;parasitic&rdquo; gated communities in India&rsquo;s cities, and the need for planning experts in its smaller towns. <a class="target-blank" href="http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/17/a-conversation-with-urban-planner-rahul-mehrotra">Read the full interview</a>. Faculty News 509062 Fri, 01 Jun 2012 01:00:00 -0400 Gareth Doherty (DDes '10) receives funding from the DRCLAS Brazil Studies Program http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/gareth-doherty-receives-funding-from-the-drclas-brazil-studies.html <p class="p1">Gareth Doherty, <span>Lecturer in Landscape and Urban Planning and Design,</span>&nbsp;has been awarded Coolidge First-step Funds for Harvard-Brazil Faculty Engagement from the <a class="target-blank" href="http://www.drclas.harvard.edu/brazil/">David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies</a> for research on urban ecology and color in Brazil.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p3">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><em><br /></em></p> Alumni News 509065 Wed, 30 May 2012 01:00:00 -0400 Michael Hooper writes on slum dweller mobilization in Environment and Urbanization http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/michael-hooper-writes-on-slum-dweller-mobilization-in.html <a href="http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/michael-hooper.html">Michael Hooper</a><span>, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, and his colleague Leonard Ortolano at Stanford have published results from their research on slum dweller mobilization in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Their recent paper, in the journal&nbsp;</span><em><a href="http://eau.sagepub.com.ezp-prod1.hul.harvard.edu/content/24/1/99.abstract">Environment and Urbanization</a></em><span>,&nbsp;examines factors motivating slum dweller participation in physically and politically risky social movement activities. The research looked at grassroots mobilization around a large-scale eviction in the city's Kurasini ward. The study's results suggest that the dynamics of participatory decision making are more complex than usually assumed by planners, policymakers and community organizers alike.&nbsp;</span> Faculty News 509010 Tue, 01 May 2012 00:00:00 -0400 Memorial by Krzysztof Wodiczko and Julian Bonder (MDesS '96) unveiled in Nantes, France http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/memorial-by-krzysztof-wodiczko-and-julian-bonder-mdess-96-to.html <span>Professor in Residence in Art, Design, and the Public Domain&nbsp;</span>Krzysztof Wodiczko,&nbsp;<span>in collaboration with Julian Bonder (MDesS '96), has recently completed construction of the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://memorial.nantes.fr/en/le-memorial/">Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery</a><span>&nbsp;in Nantes, France.</span><br /> Alumni News 508769 Fri, 06 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0400 New publication by Rahul Mehrotra released in Mumbai http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/news/new-publication-by-rahul-mehrotra-released-in-mumbai.html &nbsp; Faculty News 505473 Wed, 03 Aug 2011 01:00:00 -0400