Topic Urbanism

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UPD students take their skills to the streets

For students at the GSD, the summer represents a valuable chance to apply their skills and knowledge to challenges outside Gund Hall. Five UPD students–Jon Springfield, Margaret Scott, Jefferson Mao, Joyce Lee (all MUP ’15), and Jean You (MAUD/MDES ‘15)–are doing so through the GSD’s Community Service Fellowship Program.

Aug 12, 2014

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GSD hosts design workshop in Japan

Felipe Correa's (associate professor of urban design) workshop “Tokyo: A Synthesis of Scales” explored Tokyo as a unique urban laboratory to examine architecture across a range of urban scales. Students and faculty from architecture schools in the region took part in a short yet intense design exercise. The workshop was supported by Dean Mostafavi's office, Tokyo alumni and the Mori Corporation.

Jul 22, 2014

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Loeb and GSD alums selected in Branch Library competition

This summer, The Architectural League and the Center for an Urban Future have launched a design study to articulate new architectural, financial, and programmatic possibilities that will unlock the potential of the NYC branch libraries to be essential neighborhood-based resource centers. An interdisciplinary team including Daniel Hernandez, (LF ’98) of Topoloty LLC and Michael Murphy (MArch ‘11), executive director of MASS Design Group, is among the 5 winning teams selected to participate in the design study. Learn more on the ArchLeague website.

Jul 18, 2014

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Career Discovery students take on local challenge

Career Discovery students investigating urban planning and design this summer are getting a crash course in how to redevelop a site. Under the guidance of Adrienne Matthews (MUP ’14), Lydia Scott (MUP ’14), and Beth Lundell Garver (MAUD ’14), the students are developing plans to reuse a large parcel of land that is currently home to a big-box store in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Jul 15, 2014

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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

Thesis

Logistical Urbanization

by Conor O'Shea (MDes '14) Logistical urbanization historically contextualizes and theorizes processes of urbanization catalyzed…

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Neil Brenner, Faculty Advisor

Spring 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