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Students confront shifting landscape of American suburbia

Sururban development trends were explored in-depth by a Harvard University Graduate School of Design option studio entitled the Storm, the Strife, and Everyday Life: Sea Change in the Suburbs. Led by design critic Daniel D’Oca (MUP ’02), this studio tasked each student with examining a major concern in the suburbs.

Dec 18, 2014

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Watch the Loeb Video Profiles

The Loeb Video Profiles demonstrate the range of backgrounds, interests and accomplishments of the current class of Loeb Fellows. They are rule breakers and polymaths; experts in neighborhood enhancement, disaster response and community empowerment. Their focus is on equity. Join their conversation.

Dec 17, 2014

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Faculty top ASLA “Best Books of 2014” list

The American Society of Landscape Architects recently published their annual "Best Books" list—with this year's top 10 featuring two significant works by Harvard University Graduate School of Design professors.

Dec 17, 2014

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Landscape Ascendant: Charles Birnbaum’s year in review

2014 was a watershed year for landscape architecture, in the view of Charles Birnbaum (LF ’98): “This year there was a cultural shift that saw landscape architecture and its practitioners achieve an unprecedented level of visibility and influence.” He takes stock of the achievements and events in the Huffington Post.

Dec 10, 2014

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Joint Center for Housing Studies featured in NYTimes editorial

On Sunday, November 29, the New York Times editorial board wrote of homeownership, the rental market, and the nation's economy. Central to their weighing of the economic benefits of homeownership versus renting is the Joint Center for Housing Studies' 2013 paper "Is Homeownership Still an Effective Means of Building Wealth for Low-income and Minority Households? (Was it Ever?)".  

Dec 4, 2014

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Advocating for Santiago, GSD students and alum reach the 100 Resilient Cities list

The Rockefeller Foundation initiative 100 Resilient Cities announced yesterday that Santiago, Chile, has just made the cut. Out of 330 applications, Santiago—nominated and submitted by a team of Harvard University Graduate School of Design students and alumni—was selected as a site to "become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century."

Dec 3, 2014

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Conference finds disruptive innovation critical to real estate industry

On October 16, 2014, at the second annual Harvard Real Estate Conference “Disruptive Innovation in Real Estate,” seven global real estate industry leaders demonstrated that disruptive innovation in real estate development, building typologies, and finance has been critical to the growth of the real estate industry.

Nov 25, 2014

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