Topic Urbanism

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GSD at Society of Architectural Historians conference

Charles Waldheim, John E. Irving Professor of Landscape Architecture and Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, will deliver the keynote address at this year's Society of Architectural Historians conference.

Apr 14, 2015

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Vanderwarker Profile

The Boston Globe spent time with architectural photographer Peter Vanderwarker (LF '97) to discover why he's so successful in capturing the soul of a city. Read "Architectural Photographer Knows Boston Like the Back of His Hand."

Apr 6, 2015

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Team Better Block Wins Knight Cities Grant for Akron Project

Team Better Block recently received a $155,000 grant from the Knight Foundation to pursue an innovative project in Akron, Ohio. They’ll be converting excess housing stock in a Bhutanese neighborhood into boutique hostels and cultural hubs utilizing the Airbnb platform. Loeb Andrew Howard, co-founder of Team Better Block, describes the project in the LOEBlog.

Apr 1, 2015

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Jerold S. Kayden on “POPS”

In discussing "POPS" (privately owned public spaces) in the latest edition of ArchitectureBoston, Jerold S. Kayden, Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design, outlines the learning curve of acknowledging, mapping, utilizing, critiquing, and potentially celebrating these often overlooked spaces. 

Mar 17, 2015

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Mapping the Ganges

In his recently published Ganges Water Machine: Designing New India's Ancient River, Anthony Acciavatti (MArch '09) describes—through maps, photographs, and texts—the dense world of the Ganges River. 

Mar 16, 2015

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India Journal: Extreme Urbanism III

Urban Design and Planning Professor Rahul Mehrotra’s Extreme Urbanism III studio explores possible interventions at the intersection between critical conservation and urban planning and design for Agra, India, an exemplar of contemporary urban challenges. At this moment, Loeb Fellows, studio students and students in the MDes Critical Conservation Program are in Agra conducting a close study of the conditions and opportunities that can propel the city forward toward a more sustainable future for its citizens, its historical treasures and its environment.  Read more and see photos in the LOEBlog.

Feb 25, 2015