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Machado and Silvetti wins contract for Vietnamese-German University

Machado and Silvetti Associates (Jorge Silvetti’s firm) has been named general design planner for the new model campus of Vietnamese-German University in the Bình Duong province of Vietnam. MSA will be both master planner for the campus and design architect for 3.5 million square feet of laboratories, classrooms, food-courts, sports halls, administrative spaces and dormitories for 12 thousand students. The appointment is the result of an international competition held in 2013.

Mar 26, 2014

Features

On tenth anniversary, Aga Khan symposium calls for dialogue between development and conservation

In the spirit of creating new forms of collaboration to address contemporary design issues, on March 7 the Aga Khan Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design celebrated its tenth anniversary by joining with academics and experts from MIT’s Aga Khan Program, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture to explore The Space Between Development and Conservation in the Muslim world. 

Mar 25, 2014

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The rewards of regional cooperation: Rahul Mehrotra in Pakistan

Rahul Mehrotra (professor of urban planning, chairman of the Department of Urban Planning And Design and faculty of South Asia Institute) expected to give a lecture in Karachi, Pakistan, about regional affinities and mutual learning and engage in discussion with a modest audience. By the time of his talk, the event had grown to a 3-day conference, and countries throughout South Asia sent representatives. There’s a hunger for his message of shared history, culture and cooperation. Read “The Bright Side of Pakistan” in the Harvard Gazette. Photo by Justin Stern

Mar 24, 2014

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Stoss and SHoP rise to the top in Connected City Design Challenge

A vision created by Chris Reed’s firm Stoss Landscape Urbanism in collaboration with SHoP Architects has been selected as the jury’s choice in the Dallas Connected City Design Challenge, initiated to reunite downtown Dallas and the Trinity River. GSD alums Amy Whitesides (MLA '12), Mariusz Klemens (MAUD '12) and Ellen Garrett (MLA '13) were on the Stoss team.

Mar 18, 2014

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GSD team finalist for Hines Student Urban Design Competition

Five GSD students spent J-Term preparing their entry for the Urban Land Institute’s 2014 Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition and were rewarded with the news that they made it to the final round. The GSD team–Mikhail Thomas Grinwald (MArch), team leader Wajeha Qureshi (MDesS), PG-Human Smit (MUD), Aliza Sovani (MLA) and Sonja Vangjeli (MLA), advised by faculty adviser Richard Peiser– is 1 of four out of 163 in North America invited to compete for the grand prize.

Mar 10, 2014

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Hashim Sarkis on getting to a better Beirut

Hashim Sarkis (Aga Khan professor of landscape architecture and urbanism in Muslim societies) hopes Beirut can learn from the experience of other cities in mediating between modernization and historic preservation for the city’s decision about constructing the Fouad Boutros Bridge in Ashrafieh. Engaging community and innovative problem solving are essential, he comments in the Daily Star. Read “Ashrafieh opposes a bridge too far.”

Mar 7, 2014

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Career Center and HUPO Host Career Events

On February 28, GSD Career Services hosted the second annual Planning Careers Expo, where representatives from public, private, and nonprofit agencies—including GSD alums–met with students interested in jobs and summer internships in the planning fields.

Mar 5, 2014

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Building Resilience: Can design make a difference?

This year’s Lincoln/Loeb Fellow Helen Lochhead has been following the progress of the Rebuild by Design teams and finds much to inspire hope for a more climate-resilient urban landscape. Read her reflections in the LOEBlog.

Feb 26, 2014

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Rapid response: GSD teams Tohoku Recovery competition win

A team of GSD students, led by Kristen Hunter (DDes) and advised by Jerold Kayden (professor of urban planning and design), traveled to Japan this month to collect an award, meet with officials and tour the Tohoku region devastated by compound disasters in 2011. 

Feb 25, 2014

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DCs Futurist-in-Chief Goes National

Harriet Tregoning (LF ’04) has left her post as DC planning director to become director of HUD’s Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities. See more at the LOEBlog.

Feb 25, 2014

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