Antoine Picon’s new book De la ville nouvelle à la vie durable: Marne-la Vallée offers a comprehensive look at the largest French postwar new town begun in the 1960s and still growing today.
Aliki Economides (PhD candidate ‘14) presented her paper “Constructing Home, Constructing Self: The Maison Cormier and its ‘Architecte & Ingénieur-Constructeur Client’” at the ArchTheo’12 conference in Istanbul, Turkey.
Lucas Correa Sevilla (MAUD '12) and Pablo Pérez Ramos (MLA '12, DDesS candidate) recently presented their research "Sustainability Through New Methodologies of Urban and Landscape Design" in the "Ecuador Será 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.
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.
Martin Bechthold, Professor of Architectural Technology and founder of the GSD's Design Robotics Group (DRG), and Nathan King (DDes candidate in Technology) will host a robot workshop at Rob|Arch 2012 in Graz.
Burcin Becerik-Gerber (DDes '06) has been appointed to the Stephen Schrank Early Career Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Southern California
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.
GSD students Daniel Ibañez (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.