Eric Höweler (assistant professor of architecture) and his firm Höweler + Yoon Architecture took top prize in the Audi Urban Future Award 2012 for “Shareway 2030, a reimagining of the Boston to Washington metropolitan region.
MUPs mingled with planning professionals at the Southern New England American Planning Association conference last month in Hartford, where they attended sessions on sustainability, transportation, land use, and public participation.
Xiaoxuan Lu (MLA ’12 and senior landscape researcher, GSD Center for Technology and Environment) details her “beautiful and clever strategy” for cleaning up the bomb-scarred landscape of Laos and mitigating the effects of gold mining in an interview in Co.Exist. Her project “Mining/Demining” won a 2012 ASLA Award of Excellence. Read “Cleaning Up Unexploded Bombs By Turning Them Into Gold Mines.”
This Friday, September 28, Michael Ezban (MLA 1 AP ’13) will be a panelist at the DredgeFest NYC symposium. Ezban was invited based on research and design work he produced with Jana Vandergoot (MLA 1 AP ’13) at the GSD. The 2-day gathering of policymakers, designers, theorists and industry experts presents the latest technology and interventions designed to deal with sediment production.
First, the Forests, curated by Dan Handel (MArch II '10) at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, looks at the unexplored relationships between forestry, planning and design. Handel is the first winner of the CCA's Young Curator fellowship launched in 2011.
Xiaowei R. Wang (MLA '13) and Heather Dunbar (MLA '13) were awarded first place in the competition to re-imagine the vacant Pruitt Igoe housing project in St. Louis, for their submission “St. Louis Ecological Production Line.” Third prize went to the Social Agency Lab for “The Fantastic Pruitt-Igoe!,” with a team including GSD students and alums.
Renewable Energy Magazine caught up with Andreas Georgoulias, research director for the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure, to dig into the challenge he's undertaken: to offer guidelines for infrastructure sustainability and design for the 21st Century. Read the interview.
Michael Ezban (MLA1 AP '13) has been invited to deliver his paper, "The Trash Heap of History," at the TRASH Conference in the UK on September 14. The paper examining the ancient Roman landfill Monte Testaccio was published in Places journal earlier this year.
Join Rahul Mehrotra (chair of the department of urban planning and design), Richard Cash (senior lecturer at the Harvard School of Public Health) and James Potter and Jennifer Weaver (master’s candidates at SPH) for a lively discussion of their work at the intersection of design and public health in Mumbai. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 5:00 PM K262, CGIS KNAFEL, 1730 CAMBRIDGE STREET, CAMBRIDGE, MA 02138