Topic Urbanism

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Jerold Kayden changed her life

Nancy Slotnick writes in the Huffington Post blog that Jerold Kayden (professor of urban planning and design) “literally wrote the book on the POPS”—Publicly Owned Private Spaces—and that talking with him saved her business. Read about it in “How POPS Changed My Life.” Kayden is quoted in another recent Huff Post article “After Oklahoma Tornado, To Rebuild Or Not To Rebuild.”

May 24, 2013

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Creating Resilient Cities: Disaster Field Lab

Students in Joyce Rosenthal’s (assistant professor of urban planning) option studio Creating Resilient Cities: Disaster Field Lab are examining how New York City’s coastal communities can emerge from the devastation of last fall’s superstorm Sandy stronger and more resilient than before.

May 14, 2013

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Plan Downtown Malden: core urban planning studio hits the streets

On an evening in late April, over 100 community members turned out for a public meeting and presentation by students in the 2nd semester core urban planning studio of Plan Downtown Malden, a comprehensive set of recommendations to improve the city center. The studio, led by Ann Forsyth (professor of urban planning), Daniel D'Oca (design critic), Kathryn Madden (design critic in urban planning and design) and Robert Pietrusko (lecturer in landscape architecture and urban planning and design), used Malden’s planning problems as the opportunity to engage advanced level analytical and creative problem-solving and address complex planning concerns.

May 9, 2013

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HUPO looks back and forward

MUP students recently voted to elect Adrienne Mathews and Lydia Scott (MUP ’14) co-presidents of the Harvard Urban Planning Organization. The past year has been filled with HUPO-sponsored events that engage students and professionals, academics, community organizations and city governments in improving cities.

May 7, 2013

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A City and its Stream: Peter Rowe at the Van Alen Institute

On 5/9 at 6:30 p.m., the Van Alen Institute in N.Y. will present a lecture by Peter Rowe (professor of architecture and urban design) and conversation with John Hong (adjunct associate professor of architecture and MArch ‘96) and Jinhee Park (design critic in architecture and MArch '02) as part of the exhibit Deconstruction/Construction: The Cheonggyecheon River Project in Seoul.

May 2, 2013

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In the aftermath: Jerold Kayden on preserving public space

Jerold Kayden advises a measured response to the Marathon bombings and serves as a voice for preserving the “public-ness” of public space even as public attention is focussed on security. His reflections and those of other Harvard analysts appear in “How the attack affects our lives” in the Harvard Gazette.

Apr 25, 2013