First year DDes student Somayeh Chitchian has won the ESRI Development Center Student of the Year Award for her work “Middle Eastern Immigration Landscape in America.”
Teams of GSD students took first and second prize in the Greater Boston Affordable Housing Development Competition 2014, tackling issues of housing affordable to those with a median household income.
The 2014 Community Service Fellowship Program Fellows, representing all the GSD programs, will be taking it to the streets this summer to challenge themselves and test their learning on design and planning projects with direct community impact. The 10-week paid summer internships will send them to local community organizations, federal and state agencies and nonprofit institutions with a wide range of needs.
Monday, March 10 marked the first-ever celebration of International Women's Day at the Harvard Graduate School of Design with an afternoon tea, co-sponsored by Women in Design and the Office of the Dean.
Sunggi Park (MArch 14) awarded first prize for proposal to transform oil reserve base in South Korea
Sunggi Park (MArch ’14) was in Seoul, Korea, last week to accept first prize in an international competition sponsored by the Seoul Metropolitan Government.
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.
Max Rohm (MArch/MLA ‘01 and visiting design critic in 2005) and Flavio Janches just published a new book, Urban Interrelations, proposing enhancing integration of informal settlements into the urban mainstream through community participation in the development of public spaces and facilities.
In August, Jeffrey Mansfield (MArch) was in the Brazilian Amazon with the Portable Light Project, when he realized that the remote areas are increasingly covered by 3G networks. Mansfield was inspired to develop “Taking Charge,” a project to provide tools and training to jungle residents to expand cell phone use and crowdsource knowledge for farming, fishing, trade, weather, banking, health and more. Read about his grand scheme in “Taking Charge with cellphones” in the Harvard Gazette.
On November 17, the GSD hosted the annual fall get together of the four accredited planning programs in Massachusetts, featuring a lecture by Susan Fainstein (senior research fellow), “The Argument for Just Outcomes.”
The Boston Foundation for Architecture recently announced the 2012 grantees, which include Danish Kurani (MAUD '13) and the Classroom Co-Creators Project. The project involves a participatory design process with Blackstone Elementary School in South Boston to engage students and teachers in the creation of their learning environment.