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Rahul Mehrotra interviewed in New York Times

In a recent interview with India Ink, a New York Times blog, Professor Rahul Mehrotra discusses the rise of “parasitic” gated communities in India’s cities, and the need for planning experts in its smaller towns. Read the full interview.

May 31, 2012

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Rafael Moneo awarded Principe de Asturias prize

Professor of Architecture Rafael Moneo has been awarded Spain's prestigious Principe de Asturias prize for his "serene and meticulously tidy architecture." The prize is given to an individual or institution whose work "constitutes a significant contribution to mankind's culture heritage." Read more.

May 31, 2012

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Design Robotics Group featured in reports from Smartgeometry 2012

The Design Robotics Group has been prominently featured in the reports from Smartgeometry 2012 at RPI in Troy, New York. The group was selected to lead a cluster on Ceramics 2.0, an outgrowth of research in the course Material Processes and Systems: CeramicsLAB.  The theme of this year's conference was "Material Intensities -Simulation, Energy, Environment," and its first day was structured in clusters to promote collaborative work across multiple disciplines, rather than one-directional information. Ceramics 2.0 was one of the "material research" clusters, creating custom bricks with a robot.

May 18, 2012

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Zofnass Program develops new tool for measuring environmental impact

A diverse project team of Harvard experts led by Spiro Pollalis, GSD professor and director of the Zofnass Program, and Andreas Georgoulias, GSD Lecturer and Zofnass Research Director, has released a tool for evaluating infrastructure projects of all types and sizes based on environmental, economic, and community benefits. Read the full article in the Harvard Gazette.

May 9, 2012

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