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—co-sponsored by the American Planning Association, the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy, and the GSD—a group of directors participated in a mini-charrette session with first-year planning students.
GSD denizens represent a strong presence at the upcoming Buenos Aires Biennale: BienalBA. Inaki Abalos, Felipe Correa, Rahul Mehrotra and Jorge Silvetti are featured speakers, and Mehrotra has won the Bienal de Arquitectura Internacional award..
Seven of the 11 winners of this year’s Community Service Fellowships were UPD students. As the summer comes to a close, UPD’s summer fellows reflect on their experiences.
Harvard’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.
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.