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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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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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GSD students imagine the Flux City

As the world copes with significant climate events, Landscape Architecture is breaking out of its pigeonhole of gardens and grounds and assuming a role as convening discipline for urban problem-solving. Last term’s core studio Flux City, led by Chris Reed (HU ’91, professor of landscape architecture) took sea level rise as its focus, and students creaeted interventions to reverse the vulnerability of Jamaica Bay, NY.

Sep 8, 2013

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Timothy Hydes insights on a 1950s phenomenon

For the Boston Globe story this week about Five Fields, designed by Walter Gropius in Lexington, Mass., journalist Linda Matchen turned to Timothy Hyde (associate professor of architecture) for context and perspective on the social factors that gave rise to this unique  community and others like it. Read “An era fades at Five Fields in Lexington” for the story and Hyde’s insights. Photo of Gropius House by Jack E. Boucher, courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division

Aug 21, 2013

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Airports and churches: the Graham Foundation grantees

An exhibition curated by Sonja Dümpelmann (associate professor of landscape architecture) and Charles Waldheim (department chair and professor of landscape architecture) and a publication by Dümpelmann were selected for Graham Foundation grants. Dean Mohsen Mostafavi was also tapped for his book Nicholas Hawksmoor: London Churches.

Aug 20, 2013

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Seeking obsolescence: James Leng wins SOM Prize

This year the GSD is well represented among the winners and finalists of the SOM Prize. James Leng (MArch ’13) received the top prize, and Arielle Assouline-Lichten (MArch ’13) and Edward Becker (MArch ’13)  were among the 8 finalists.

Aug 19, 2013

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