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GSD brains + Brooklyn Brawn = innovative lab

150 GSD students, alumni and friends gathered on a Brooklyn rooftop as the sun set over Manhattan in late July. GSD alumni hosted the cocktail reception at the New Lab, a Beta space facility in the Brooklyn Navy Yard that brings together design, prototyping and new manufacturing that incubates and encourages innovative work in a range of disciplines.

Sep 18, 2013

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YOUNG ALUMNI CAST A WEB

Each spring, many GSD graduates leave campus and exchange the GSD’s creative, collaborative environment for the anonymity of the big city. Two recent graduates are re-building the supportive design network that made their GSD experience so rich by creating venues for networking and social opportunities in which alumni can come together.

Sep 18, 2013

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UPD students tour Boston

The UPD Department hosted its annual bus tour of Boston on September 7, led by Alex Krieger and Kathy Spiegelman, to introduce first year UPD students to the history of planning and development in the city. 

Sep 16, 2013

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Erle Elliss long view of population growth

Erle Ellis just got to the GSD for his stint as visiting associate professor of landscape architecture and he’s already making a splash. In an opinion piece for the N.Y. Times, he challenges the conventional wisdom that human population growth is outstripping the earth’s ability to provide sustenance.

Sep 16, 2013

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Scott Cohen in pursuit of excellence

Preston Scott Cohen (professor of architecture) will join other notable design figures selected to present 10 exemplary buildings of the last decade at a symposium  September 21 at MoMA titled In Pursuit of Architecture.

Sep 10, 2013

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GSD students camp at MoMA PS1

GSD students took part in an unconventional experiment at MoMA PS1 this summer, aimed at generating bold solutions to our pressing environmental problems. Brennan Baxley (MLA), Stefan DiLeo (MAUD), Yoonjee Koh (MArch), Yina Ng (MArch)  and Patricia Semmler (MArch) joined peers from Cornell for a 2-week residency, living and working in a temporary installation at the museum.

Sep 9, 2013

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Celebrating transformative urban design: the Veronica Rudge Green Prize

The 11th Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design has been awarded to two projects in very different parts of the world: Porto, Portugal and Medellin, Colombia. The theme this year, Transformative Mobility, goes beyond physical movement to encompass social mobility and the reinvigoration of civic space. Today, as throughout its 27-year history, the Prize celebrates broad design interventions that repair and regenerate cities.

Sep 9, 2013

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