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GSD bridges gap between design and science

Research and collaboration is front and center at the GSD, and these days, it’s moving design forward into areas never before ventured. The Design Robotics Group (DRG), a research unit that looks at the role of material processes and systems in the built environment, and the Responsive Environments and Artifacts Lab (REAL), have delved into the world of science through their innovative partnership with the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.

Nov 21, 2013

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Harvard Design: Hong Kong GSD’s Annual Alumni and Friends Weekend

Honoring the school’s growing global influence, GSD Development and Alumni Relations hosted Alumni Weekend 8,000 miles from Gund Hall, where nearly 150 alumni, faculty and friends convened in Hong Kong from September 14 through 16 for an engaging program including “The Future of the City in Global City-Regions” symposium, local architectural tours and a Grand Reception. While the bulk of participants came from the school’s vast alumni base in the region, several participants traveled from remote locales including London, Poland, Chicago, Texas and Australia, representing classes from 1970 to 2014. In an effort to meet alumni closer to home, the School opted to host this year’s event outside of Cambridge for the second year in a row.

Nov 21, 2013

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GSD embraces One Harvard

President Drew Faust's vision of One HARVARD has both inspired the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s collaborations across schools, disciplines and facilities, and led to unprecedented cross-disciplinary activity and engagement with the university at large over the past year. This fall, we sat down with Michael Hays, professor of architectural theory and associate dean for academic affairs, to ask him about the GSD’s support of the One HARVARD mission.

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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