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Mehrotra, Panzano bring interdisciplinary look at worlds largest religious festival to SAI Symposium

Last week’s Harvard South Asia Institute (SAI) 2015 Annual Symposium offered an interdisciplinary look at the the world’s largest religious festival, the Kumbh Mela—a Hindu mass pilgrimage—through projects launched by Rahul Mehrotra, professor of Urban Planning and Design and chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, and Megan Panzano (MArch ’10), design critic in Architecture. 

Apr 23, 2015

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A Watershed Approach: Kim Lutz at the GSD

Kim Lutz of the Nature Conservancy was at the GSD on April 6th for a lunchtime lecture entitled “Taking it to Scale: a Watershed Approach to Conservation Design.” It was part of a series addressing large landscape conservation issues, sponsored by the Loeb Fellowship and curated by Scott Campbell. Margaret Scott (MUP candidate) reports in the LOEBlog.

Apr 17, 2015

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Jerold S. Kayden on “POPS”

In discussing "POPS" (privately owned public spaces) in the latest edition of ArchitectureBoston, Jerold S. Kayden, Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design, outlines the learning curve of acknowledging, mapping, utilizing, critiquing, and potentially celebrating these often overlooked spaces. 

Mar 17, 2015

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Mapping the Ganges

In his recently published Ganges Water Machine: Designing New India's Ancient River, Anthony Acciavatti (MArch '09) describes—through maps, photographs, and texts—the dense world of the Ganges River. 

Mar 16, 2015

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