Topic Urbanism

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Urban planning students publish plan for Chelsea

Students from UPD’s second semester core urban planning studio have published “Connect Chelsea: Three Visions for a Gateway City,” a report of their recent work in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Their proposals range from converting industrial waterfront into parkland to incubating businesses, designed for lasting impact.

Jul 10, 2014

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MLAs earn top honors in Ecological Community competition

Ken Chongsuwat and Peichen Hao (both MLA I 15') earned honorable mention–the top award–in the Ecological Community competition of the Two World Community Foundation. Their advisors for the project were David Mah (lecturer in landscape architecture) and Chris Reed (associate professor of landscape architecture).

Jun 27, 2014

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UPD Students Embrace Bicycling to Work

Spread out across the globe to engage in summer research and employment, numerous GSD Urban Planning and Design students are embracing the bicycle as a means of commuting to work. Jonathan Goldman and Ginny Keesler (both MUP ’15) have encountered both challenges and rewards while cycling to their internships with the NYC Department of City Planning.

Jun 17, 2014

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Jeanne Gang makes a splash

Catching up on a recent New Yorker, we came across a great profile of Jeanne Gang (MArch '93) and Studio Gang's work on the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Want to know more about what makes her tick? Dig into "The Urban Wild," in the May 19 issue.

Jun 16, 2014

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Niall Kirkwood launches joint Irish research initiative

Niall Kirkwood (professor of landscape architecture and technology) recently inaugurated a joint research initiative, “Urban Ireland: The City of Belfast as a Laboratory of Change,” at the University of Ulster School of the Built Environment in Belfast, Northern Ireland. To commemorate the project launch, Kirkwood gave a keynote lecture this month at the University.

Jun 12, 2014

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Eve Blau keynotes at HistoriCity Conference

Eve Blau (adjunct professor of the history of urban form) Julie Buckler (professor of Slavic literature) delivered keynote addresses, at the International Conference on HistoriCity: Urban Space and Changing Historical Culture in Moscow last month.

Jun 9, 2014

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Resiliency partners: the Rebuild by Design winners

HUD has announced 6 winning design proposals in the Rebuild by Design competition to increase climate resiliency in NY and NJ coastal communities.  One of the winning teams is led by Interboro, founded by Dan D’Oca (design critic in urban planning and design and MUP ‘02), Tobias Armborst, (MAUD '02) and Georgeen Theodore (MAUD '02), and includes Reese Fayde (LF ‘79) of RFA Investors.

Jun 4, 2014