Topic Urbanism

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Students examine global issues through Social Agency Lab

The Social Agency Lab is a multidisciplinary research group. Its mission is to study “the way in which individuals, institutions and organizations shape social outcomes in cities.” It features work done by research assistants and students who are conducting a thesis.

Oct 20, 2014

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Harvard Urban Planning Organization maps out year of activities

At the end of the 2013–2014 academic year, the Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s urban planning students met to elect officers for the Harvard Urban Planning Organization (HUPO), a club devoted to the academic and professional development of individuals who work with the built environment.

Oct 15, 2014

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Colloquium: Wood Urbanism

From under-considered thermal properties to emerging manufacturing possibilities to forestry regimes to larger ecosystem and…

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Sep 25, 2014

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Pierre Bélanger speaks at the Strelka Institute

In his lecture this past June, associate professor of landscape architecture and MDes program co-director Pierre Bélanger challenged the disciplines of engineering and planning to propose new, ecological strategies for infrastructure at the Strelka Institute in Moscow. 

Sep 8, 2014

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Gramlich Fellows present summer research

Gramlich Fellows Rob Wellburn and Matt Furman (both MUP ’15) presented the findings of summer-long community development research projects at a training institute for nonprofit professionals in Orlando, Florida.

Sep 3, 2014

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GSD alum proposal shortlisted for Urban Urge Awards

The interdisciplinary team composed of Judith Rodríguez (MLA/MAUD ’13), research associate for the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure, and Abner L. Calixter, research associate for GSD Exuma, was selected finalist for the Mojdeh Baratloo Urban Urge Awards 2014 for their proposal titled "CAJU - Refresca São Paulo."

Aug 26, 2014

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Gia Wolff transforms the Tate

Gia Wolff (MArch ’08) can draw a line from her interest in “spectacle, performance, scale and experience”–which she explored in her GSD thesis project–to her winning 2013 Wheelwright Prize proposal, to her current installation in the Tate Modern’s “Up Hill Down Hall: An indoor carnival.”

Aug 25, 2014

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Ecosistema Urbano chosen to revitalize Centro Histórico de Asunción

Ecosistema Urbano, the firm of Belinda Tato and Jose Luis Vallejo (design critics in architecture), has been awarded 1st prize in the international competition for the Master Plan to redefine the historic downtown of the city of Asunción, Paraguay.  Details and photos in ArchDaily and on the Plan CHA website or read a translation of the proposal. Photo courtesy of la Secretaría Nacional de Cultura

Aug 18, 2014