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.
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.
Insuring Resilient Urbanism: Adapting the National Flood Insurance Program to meet long-term needs in urban environments
by Trevor Johnson (MUP '14) and Alison Tramba (MUP '14) The National Flood Insurance Program…
Since 2012, this project has been investigating how development organizations establish, and act on, priorities…
Students of the Disaster Field Lab: Creating Resilient Cities proved their mettle Monday, May 13, as they showcased projects with practical implications for intervention and future planning in the communities affected by Superstorm Sandy. Attended by a jury that included Loeb Fellows, GSD faculty, disaster experts and community representatives, they displayed the innovation, creativity, social awareness and problem-solving abilities for which the GSD is famous.
Following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, WBUR's Renee Loth highlights the new MDesS concentration, Risk and Resilience, designed to address “the inevitability of unpredictable shocks to the built and natural environmen.”