Topic Social Equity

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Loeb Fellows influence housing policy in indonesia

Deidre Schmidt (LF ’08) and Matt Nohn (LF ’14) are working with policymakers in Indonesia to formulate a comprehensive and integrated housing framework to meet the needs of a rapidly urbanizing population. More in the LOEBlog.

Sep 3, 2014

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GSD Alums in PID

Among the “9 Women Who Are Rocking Public Interest Design” listed in Architizer last week are 3 GSD alums and a Loeb Fellow. Liz Ogbu (MArch ‘04), Marika Shioiri-Clark (MArch ’11), Chelina Odbert (MUP ’07) and Deanna VanBuren (LF ’12) are in practice, in academia and even in prisons–building, convening, researching and listening to the needs of communities to tackle social problems on every continent. Read more about them. Photo courtesy of Lee Romney, LA Times.

Aug 25, 2014

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UPD students take their skills to the streets

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–Jon Springfield, Margaret Scott, Jefferson Mao, Joyce Lee (all MUP ’15), and Jean You (MAUD/MDES ‘15)–are doing so through the GSD’s Community Service Fellowship Program.

Aug 12, 2014

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Homeownership Built to Last: Affordability, Access, and Risk after the Housing Crisis

A new book, Homeownership Built to Last: Affordability, Access, and Risk after the Housing Crisis, features essays by Eric Belsky, Chris Herbert and Jen Molinsky of the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies and the Department of Urban Planning and Design. They offer solutions and strategies to create an affordable, fair, and sustainable future for all Americans.

Aug 7, 2014

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Dan Borelli (MDes ’12) receives ArtPlace Grant

The Nyanza Superfund site was a giant lemon for the town of Ashland, Massachusetts, but Dan Borelli (MDes ’12 in Art, Design and the Public Domain) is intent on making lemonade. He’s just received an ArtPlace grant to create an oral and visual history of the community’s relationship with the site, and a light and landscape installation.

Jul 7, 2014

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Jennifer Siegal, Designing for Liberty

It should come as no surprise that Jennifer Siegal (LF ’03), whose Office of Mobile Design is known for sustainable design and innovative mobile structures, led a prize-winning team in the “Designing for Free Speech” challenge. OMD’s entry is Industrial Up-Cycling: the Pop-Up SoapBox, a movable flexible performance space made of recycled parts discarded by the aerospace industry. Read more in the LOEBlog

Jun 24, 2014

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Krzysztof Wodiczko lectures in Chile

Krzysztof Wodiczko (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 ARTS@DRCLAS Overseas Faculty Series. The talk was the first phase of the Designing for Civic Engagement: Instruments of Expression, Dialogue and Collective Critique research project, exploring alternative forms of informal learning using new design technologies.

Jun 19, 2014

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UPD Students Embrace Bicycling to Work

Spread out across the globe to engage in summer research and employment, numerous GSD Urban Planning and Design students are embracing the bicycle as a means of commuting to work. Jonathan Goldman and Ginny Keesler (both MUP ’15) have encountered both challenges and rewards while cycling to their internships with the NYC Department of City Planning.

Jun 17, 2014