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Zaha Hadid, 10 Years Later

Zaha Hadid discussed recent projects—both realized and unrealized—with a packed house at Wednesday night's lecture, "10 Years Later."

Mar 12, 2013

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Mapping the ephemeral city: GSD students and faculty at the Kumbh Mela

The gigantic pop-up city established for the Hindu festival Kumbh Mela is the perfect crucible for interdisciplinary research. This January 8 faculty and 20 students from the GSD and other Harvard schools are traveling to northern India for fieldwork for the project “Mapping Kumbh Mela.” The initiative is co-led by Rahul Mehrotra (chair of the department of urban design and planning) and Diana Eck (affiliated professor to UPD) with the South Asia Initiative, FAS, HBS and SPH. Read "Mapping the Kumbh Mela" in the Times of India.

Jan 31, 2013

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Jeff Mansfield connects with the Amazon

In August, Jeffrey Mansfield (MArch) was in the Brazilian Amazon with the Portable Light Project, when he realized that the remote areas are increasingly covered by 3G networks. Mansfield was inspired to develop “Taking Charge,” a project to provide tools and training to jungle residents to expand cell phone use and crowdsource knowledge for farming, fishing, trade, weather, banking, health and more. Read about his grand scheme in “Taking Charge with cellphones” in the Harvard Gazette.

Nov 25, 2012

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Road Less Traveled: First year MUPs and MAUDs tour Boston’s lesser known sites

On September 15, first year MUPs and MAUDs took an introductory bus of tour Boston led by Alex Krieger (professor in practice of urban design) and Jim Stockard (curator of the Loeb Fellowship). The tour focused on parts of the city that many tourists and Bostonians do not visit and provided students from the two programs a chance to interact.

Oct 1, 2012

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Introducing the 2013 Loeb Fellows

The new Loeb Fellowship class includes an environmental policymaker, an electronic gaming designer, 3 producers of urban spectacle, and an architect who uses her craft for conflict resolution.

Aug 19, 2012