Topic Urbanism

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Architectures Of Urban Integration In Latin America

Today, as humanity lives its most intense period of urbanization, the largest and fastest growing cities are increasingly concentrated in the Majority World [Latin America, Africa and Asia]. Whether in Rio de Janeiro, Medellin, Cape Town or Mumbai, the prevalence of the Divided City Program…

exhibition dates: APR 6 – MAY 15, 2015

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Toni Griffin (LF ’98) couldnt find it, so she made her own

Contrary to the recent assertion in The Atlantic City Lab–that there’s no syllabus for an urban design course on race and justice–there is at least one: Toni Griffin (LF ’98) created it and teaches it at the CCNY J.Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City. She writes about it in Next City.

Jun 3, 2015

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Mehrotra, Panzano bring interdisciplinary look at worlds largest religious festival to SAI Symposium

Last week’s Harvard South Asia Institute (SAI) 2015 Annual Symposium offered an interdisciplinary look at the the world’s largest religious festival, the Kumbh Mela—a Hindu mass pilgrimage—through projects launched by Rahul Mehrotra, professor of Urban Planning and Design and chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, and Megan Panzano (MArch ’10), design critic in Architecture. 

Apr 23, 2015

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GSD at Society of Architectural Historians conference

Charles Waldheim, John E. Irving Professor of Landscape Architecture and Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, will deliver the keynote address at this year's Society of Architectural Historians conference.

Apr 14, 2015

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Vanderwarker Profile

The Boston Globe spent time with architectural photographer Peter Vanderwarker (LF '97) to discover why he's so successful in capturing the soul of a city. Read "Architectural Photographer Knows Boston Like the Back of His Hand."

Apr 6, 2015

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Team Better Block Wins Knight Cities Grant for Akron Project

Team Better Block recently received a $155,000 grant from the Knight Foundation to pursue an innovative project in Akron, Ohio. They’ll be converting excess housing stock in a Bhutanese neighborhood into boutique hostels and cultural hubs utilizing the Airbnb platform. Loeb Andrew Howard, co-founder of Team Better Block, describes the project in the LOEBlog.

Apr 1, 2015

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Jerold S. Kayden on “POPS”

In discussing "POPS" (privately owned public spaces) in the latest edition of ArchitectureBoston, Jerold S. Kayden, Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design, outlines the learning curve of acknowledging, mapping, utilizing, critiquing, and potentially celebrating these often overlooked spaces. 

Mar 17, 2015