GSD Associate Professor in Practice of Real Estate and the Built Environment presented “Urbanization in China: Process and Challenges."
On May 10, Felipe Correa (associate professor of urban design) moderated the Instrumentality of Design in the Latin American City 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.
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.
A team made up of GSD students, a Loeb Fellow and a HU student is using geotechnology to connect audiences with the music, visual art and theatre in urban public spaces. Their vision excited the jury of the inaugural Deans’ Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge, who awarded first prize to the Musey project.
Students in Joyce Rosenthal’s (assistant professor of urban planning) option studio Creating Resilient Cities: Disaster Field Lab are examining how New York City’s coastal communities can emerge from the devastation of last fall’s superstorm Sandy stronger and more resilient than before.
Karen Lee Bar-Sinai (LF 2013) and her design partner Yehuda Greenfield-Gilat, of Jerusalem-based SAYA studio, are profiled in a recent blog post for the New Yorker.
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.
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. They designed 4 dynamic courses based on their passions. Read more in the LOEBlog Image: Lynn Richards with students in Retrofitting Suburbia
A popular J-term for MUPs, “Retrofitting Suburbia,” led by current Loeb Fellows Lynn Richards and Deanna VanBuren, dealt with the possibilities of revitalizing abandoned or underutilized suburban properties. Fourteen students explored policy and design strategies to facilitate and create incentives for redevelopment in the two-day class.