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GSD students camp at MoMA PS1

GSD students took part in an unconventional experiment at MoMA PS1 this summer, aimed at generating bold solutions to our pressing environmental problems. Brennan Baxley (MLA), Stefan DiLeo (MAUD), Yoonjee Koh (MArch), Yina Ng (MArch)  and Patricia Semmler (MArch) joined peers from Cornell for a 2-week residency, living and working in a temporary installation at the museum.

Sep 9, 2013

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GSD students imagine the Flux City

As the world copes with significant climate events, Landscape Architecture is breaking out of its pigeonhole of gardens and grounds and assuming a role as convening discipline for urban problem-solving. Last term’s core studio Flux City, led by Chris Reed (HU ’91, professor of landscape architecture) took sea level rise as its focus, and students creaeted interventions to reverse the vulnerability of Jamaica Bay, NY.

Sep 8, 2013

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Cross-disciplinary action: the spring option studios

Spring semester option studios took UPD students across the globe, from Milan to Mexico City, from Chicago to Istanbul. Planning and urban design students were teamed with colleagues from across the GSD’s disciplines to investigate some of the core issues of the built form.

Aug 8, 2013

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Form and Pedagogy: Carlos Garciavelez on the university city in Latin America

Carlos Garciavelez (MAUD '12 and lecturer in urban design) published part of his Druker Fellowship research "Form and Pedagogy: An Atlas of 20th Century University City in Latin America" in the Argentinian architectural journal PLOT. Garciavelez’s applied research project traces the university campus model in Latin America as the most salient symbol of progress of the 20th century large-scale urban interventions inscribed into the Latin American city.

Aug 7, 2013

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Sustainable infrastructure: the Zofnass (En)vision

he largest indoor sport fish hatchery in North America is the first ever recipient of the EnvisionTM Gold award for sustainable infrastructure. The award ceremony that honored the William Jack Hernandez Fish Hatchery of Anchorage Alaska was the culmination of 6 years of collaboration by the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the GSD with the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure to create a rating system for infrastructure sustainability. It also marked the start of a new phase in implementing the Envision standards on a wide scale.

Aug 6, 2013

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Gund: a stormwater testing lab

Two MDesS students are using the GSD as a laboratory to show how Gund’s outdoor spaces can be more inviting and social while also working to improve water quality. Ecaterina Dobrescu and Rebecca Bartlett created “Stormwater Modules,” with help from an Office for Sustainability grant,  to transform a concrete patio through a modular system of vegetation and planters that will absorb and purify stormwater

Aug 1, 2013