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DDes conference offers new perspectives on urban metabolism

“Projective Views on Urban Metabolism,” the annual Doctor of Design conference, brought together scholars from across the disciplines and around the globe to explore how a new approach to urban metabolism might enhance our understanding of contemporary urban transformations.

Feb 26, 2014

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Building Resilience: Can design make a difference?

This year’s Lincoln/Loeb Fellow Helen Lochhead has been following the progress of the Rebuild by Design teams and finds much to inspire hope for a more climate-resilient urban landscape. Read her reflections in the LOEBlog.

Feb 26, 2014

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Rapid response: GSD teams Tohoku Recovery competition win

A team of GSD students, led by Kristen Hunter (DDes) and advised by Jerold Kayden (professor of urban planning and design), traveled to Japan this month to collect an award, meet with officials and tour the Tohoku region devastated by compound disasters in 2011. 

Feb 25, 2014

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DCs Futurist-in-Chief Goes National

Harriet Tregoning (LF ’04) has left her post as DC planning director to become director of HUD’s Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities. See more at the LOEBlog.

Feb 25, 2014

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Faculty Brownfield Book in Translations

Professor Niall Kirkwood's publication, co-authored by Justin Hollander and Julia Gold, is translated by Xiaodi Zeng (MLA '00) and published by China Architecture & Building Press Inc of Beijing.

Feb 25, 2014

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Emily Lloyd Tapped by DiBlasio for DEP

NYC Mayor Bill DiBlasio has turned to a seasoned administrator – and Loeb alum – to head the Department of Environmental Protection in his new administration. Emily Lloyd (LF ’81) was commissioner under Mayor Bloomberg from 2005-08, so she’s no stranger to the workings of city government and the agency; she’s welcomed by agency staff and environmental advocates alike. Read more at the LOEBlog.

Feb 25, 2014

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The architect as storyteller: students envision a new Menokin plantation

The ruins of the 18th century Menokin plantation are poised for rebirth, nurtured by the creative efforts of Jorge Silvetti (professor of architecture) his firm Machado and Silvetti and students of the spring 2013 studio, “Ruins, Memory and the Imagination.” Student projects are currently featured in an exhibit at the Virginia Center for Architecture in Richmond through April 27.

Feb 24, 2014

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DRG soars at 2014 Cevisama

Floating overhead like a giant pair of wings at the 2014 Cevisama exhibition is a ceramic structure created by the GSD Design Robotics Group. It’s a mock-up of a structural ceramic and concrete shell system being developed in collaboration with the Institute for Structural Design at TU Graz, Austria. 

Feb 24, 2014

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