Topic Urbanism


John Hong and Jinhee Park at Van Alen Institute 4/25

The GSD exhibit “Deconstruction/Construction: The Cheonggyecheon River Project in Seoul” curated by Joan Busquets (professor in practice of urban planning and design) has traveled to the Van Alen Institute. On April 25 at 6:30 p.m. there will be a launch of the book Convergent Flux: Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism in Korea by John Hong (adjunct associate professor and MArch ‘96) and Jinhee Park (design critic in architecture and MArch '02) to accompany the exhibit.

Apr 24, 2013


Public Space at the GSD

The recent Putting Public Space in its Place conference brought scholars, practitioners, and activists together to discuss and debate public spaces.

Apr 12, 2013


Susan Fainstein seeks the Just City

Susan S. Fainstein (senior research fellow) raised examples from Amsterdam, New York and Singapore to make a case for the “just city” in her recent lecture at the Centre for Liveable Cities in Singapore.

Mar 30, 2013


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


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


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