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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

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Retrofitting Suburbia: a popular J-Term for MUPs

A popular J-term for MUPs, “Retrofitting Suburbia,” led by current Loeb Fellows Lynn Richards and Deanna VanBuren, dealt with the possibilities of revitalizing abandoned or underutilized suburban properties. Fourteen students explored policy and design strategies to facilitate and create incentives for redevelopment in the two-day class.

Feb 6, 2013

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Whats the big idea?

The final review of the Master of Urban Planning first semester core studio was all about big visions, as students examined the visions and novel physical interventions of influential urban plans from the western planning canon.

Feb 3, 2013

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GSD students look to the future of spatial practices

GSD students will display the wide range of the school's research when Penn State holds its 1st "Nature of Spatial Practices" conference this Friday. The conference will examine how spatial practice, education and political discourse are responding to recent changes in technology, mobility and socio-cultural patterns.

Jan 30, 2013

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Small is big for GSD alums

A partnership including several GSD alums just won a major bid for the first-of-its-kind modular building of micro-units in NYC. Alphonse Lembo (MUP '10) of Monadnock Development led the team which included Eric Bunge (MArch '96) and Mimi Hoang (MArch '98) of nArchitects. Listen to an interview with Eric Bunge on WBUR's Here and Now.

Jan 27, 2013

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Natalia Escobar receives grant to study in India

Natalia Escobar (MDesS candidate ’13) heads to New Delhi, India, at the end of February supported by a grant from Sharda University. She is looking forward to studying informal settlements as conveyors of intangible cultural heritage of Indian society. 

Jan 24, 2013

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Ann Forsyth strives for balance

In a profile in Harvard Magazine, professor of urban planning Ann Forsyth talks about why she’s taken up biking and why, in order to improve cities, she feels it’s necessary to look to the suburbs. Read the “Harvard Portrait.”

Jan 16, 2013

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Chris Reed and Eric Höweler join the Movement on Main

Chris Reed (adjunct associate professor of landscape architecture) and Eric Höweler (assistant professor of architecture) are making news again. Reed’s firm Stoss Landscape Urbanism with partners Höweler + Yoon were just short-listed for the Movement on Main design competition in Syracuse, NY.

Jan 16, 2013

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GSD faculty and Loeb Fellows pitch in for Detroit

Loeb fellows and GSD faculty are applying their talents to the challenges of revitalizing Detroit in the Detroit Works Project. Toni Griffin (LF 1998 and adjunct associate professor of urban planning) led the Detroit Works’ technical team and Dan Pitera (LF 2005 and associate professor of architecture), director of Detroit Collaborative Design Center, oversaw community outreach. Chris Reed’s (adjunct associate professor of landscape architecture) firm Stoss Landscape Urbanism contributed to landscape, ecology and open space planning. Read "Stepping Up for the Future of Detroit" in the LOEBlog.

Jan 14, 2013