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Ecosistema Urbano’ Energy Carousel wins Taipei Award

Ecosistema Urbano, the firm of Belinda Tato and Jose Luis Vallejo (both design critics in urban planning and design), just won the Silver Award of the Taipei International Design Award 2013 in the Public Space Design category . Their "Energy carousel" is the creative embodiment of a more sustainable approach to urbanism.

Nov 22, 2013

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Alumni Q&A: William (Bill) Anderson

William (Bill) Anderson (MCRP ’83) is a planner living in the Mission Hills neighborhood of San Diego with his wife, two kids and their dog. He is a principal and vice-president at AECOM, overseeing the Economics + Planning practice for the western US Design + Planning group.

Nov 21, 2013

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Mayor and planning director of Bogotá meet with students

The planning director and mayor of the city of Bogotá, Columbia, had a lunch discussion with the GSD community on November 7, co-sponsored by HUPO. Mayor Gustavo Petro’s visit to Harvard included a lecture titled "The Political Struggle for a Sustainable and Inclusive City."

Nov 12, 2013

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Alex Krieger on the new new Boston

Alex Krieger (professor of urban design) envisions Boston's future enhanced by a new public transit ring. He gave some advice to the new mayor in "12 plans for Mayor Walsh’s new Boston" in the Boston Sunday Globe.

Nov 12, 2013

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Lukas Pauer publishes paper

Lukas Pauer (MAUD '14) will publish the essay “Peak Sand: On the Limits of Resource Extraction Urbanisms in the Straits of Singapore” in the forthcoming Critical Planning 20: The Future, a graduate student-run publication of the UCLA Urban Planning Department.

Oct 30, 2013

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First year planners team up with big city directors in charrette

Students in the first semester core planning studio got a helping hand from some of the top practitioners in the country on October 15. As part of the annual Big City Planning Directors Institute—co-sponsored by the American Planning Association, the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy, and the GSD—a group of directors participated in a mini-charrette session with first-year planning students.

Oct 23, 2013

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