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Finding Opportunity in Disaster: GSD team wins Toyo University academic competition

A GSD urban planning team’s hopeful vision of a sustainable and resilient future for the Tohoku region of Japan - devastated by earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in 2011 - has earned first prize in Toyo University’s Tohoku Recovery invitational academic competition. Maria Ignacia Arrasate (MDes), Elise Baudon (MUP), Natalia Gaerlan (MUP), Karina Gilbert (MAUD) and Trevor Johnson (MUP) collaborated on a team led by Kristen Hunter (DDes) and advised by Jerold Kayden (professor of urban planning and design). They will be traveling to Japan in February to receive the $10,000 award for their project “Here Today, Here Tomorrow.”

Jan 24, 2014

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New student publication revives the art of letter writing

A new student publication is testing the epistolary form as a device for generating conversations about architecture and design. Launched in September 2013, each issue of Open Letters presents one letter addressed to a particular party, but intended for publication, about any topic relating to the design disciplines. 

Jan 14, 2014

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Harvard team to travel to Pakistan for Urbanization Conference

Professors Rahul Mehrotra, Spiro Pollalis and PhD candidate Justin D. Stern will travel to Karachi, Pakistan alongside a team of Harvard scholars, students and doctors to participate in the Contemporary South Asian City Conference (Pakistan Urban Forum) from January 9-12.

Jan 8, 2014

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