Topic Urbanism

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Resilient China: GSD students to speak at IACP Conference

Lukas Pauer and Lin Ye (both MLAUD '14) have been invited to speak on their work “Rescaling Watersheds: On Shanghai’s Water Infrastructure” at the 7th International Association for China Planning Conference at Shanghai Jiao Tong University from June 29 to July 1.

Mar 5, 2013

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Hult Prize Honorable Mention for GSD students

A team representing the GSD, Harvard School of Public Health and Kennedy School has secured an honorary mention in the 2013 Hult Prize competition for creatively using design as the medium for social entrepreneurship to address food insecurity in urban slums. The team (from left in the photo above) included Venkata Krishna Kumar Matturi, Conor O'Shea and Ghazal Jafari (MDesS candidates) working with Yogeeta Manglani (MSc, HSPH) and  Varun Bhandari (MPA, HKS).

Mar 5, 2013

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GSD team finalist for 2013 ULI Hines Competition

The 2013 ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition announced finalists last week, and again once again a team from Harvard is on the list. James Cody Birkey (MDesS), Robert Daurio (MArch), Maynard Hayden Leon (MArch), Cara Walsh (MLA) and Andrew Wisniewski (MLA), advised by Anita Berrizbeitia (professor of landscape architecture and director of the master in landscape architecture degree programs), created Connec+ Minneapolis, a long term development plan for the Downtown East neighborhood.

Feb 25, 2013

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ChinaGSD Hosts Professor Peter Rowe

In a recent presentation titled “Some Snapshots,” Peter Rowe (professor of architecture and urban design and former GSD dean) gave insight into his vast research on the history of urban housing types and developments in China. The lecture was sponsored by the ChinaGSD student group.

Feb 25, 2013

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Anna Grichting on healing divisions in Cyprus

Anna Grichting Solder (DDes ’08) has introduced a new publication, Stitching the Buffer Zone: Landscapes, Sounds and Trans_Experiences along the Cyprus Green Line, co-authored with Maria Costi de Castrillo, Stephanie Keszi and Georgia Frangoudi.

Feb 11, 2013

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Sam Seidel casts an eye on Innovation Districts

Sam Seidel (MUP) is interested in innovation. Currently a visiting fellow at the GSD, Seidel is holding a series of events investigating Cambridge’s Kendall Square, one of the world’s most successful innovation clusters.

Feb 11, 2013

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Emerging Voices: SO – IL and Mass Design Group

Florian Idenburg’s (adjunct associate professor of architecture) firm SO - IL and Mass Design Group, founded by Michael Murphy (MArch '11) and Alan Ricks (MArch '10), have been named Emerging Voices 2013 by the Architectural League NY.

Feb 9, 2013

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Melany Sun-Min Park on the new domesticity

What does it mean to be "at home" in a context where land and space are both limited and contentious?  Some answers may lie in a new publication released by Melany Sun-Min Park (MDesS ’14): HOME + BOUND: Narratives of Domesticity in Singapore and Beyond, co-edited with Lilian Chee.

Feb 7, 2013

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Loeb J-Term roundup

Loeb Fellows saw the Harvard University January term as an opportunity to dig into their interests, work closely with GSD students and - by the way - solve some thorny real-world challenges. They designed 4 dynamic courses based on their passions. Read more in the LOEBlog Image: Lynn Richards with students in Retrofitting Suburbia

Feb 6, 2013