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Hugo Van Vuuren is venture advisor at NEA Studio

Hugo Van Vuuren (MDesS) is helping innovative designers become entrepreneurs. He's an advisor with venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates' NEA Studio, where investors and experts help designers found mobile and web start-ups in NY.

Mar 17, 2013

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Somayeh Chitchian presents at Northeastern University

Somayeh Chitchian (MDesS ‘13) will be presenting her research “Other[ed] City: (Re)Presentation of Muslim Identities in Contemporary Urban West” at the Northeastern University Annual Graduate Student Conference in World History on March 17.

Mar 13, 2013

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The value of ugliness: Timothy Hyde on the Southbank Centre

Timothy Hyde (associate professor of architecture) has published his essay “Piles, Puddles, and Other Architectural Irritants” in the current issue of the journal Log. The latest in a long sequence of proposed ideas for the renovation of the Southbank Centre in London has just been presented to the public. Hyde examines this persistent desire to “fix” the brutalist icon in order to speculate on the possible significance of ugliness for a metropolitan audience.

Mar 11, 2013

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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