Topic Urbanism

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Höweler+Yoon’s Sky Courts honored by Architect Magazine and Boston Society of Architects

Professor Eric Höweler and his firm Höweler + Yoon Architecture won an Annual Design Award from Architect Magazine and a Boston Society of Architects Honor Award for their project Chengdu Sky Courts. The firm has been invited to participate in the Audi Urban Futures Initiative 2012, a year long research project that speculates on the future of cities and mobility. Having recently completed the Boston Society of Architects headquarters BSA Space, the project has been published in Architectural Record, Domus, The Architect's Newspaper and Architecture Boston. 

Apr 11, 2012

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GSD and University of Colorado team wins first prize in ULI/Gerald Hines Urban Design Competition

A joint team representing the GSD and University of Colorado won first prize in the ULI/Gerald Hines Urban Design Competition for their proposal, "Bayou Commons." The master plan was strategically designed to be downtown Houston’s first residential district celebrating cultural diversity and urban lifestyle. The team consisted of three students from Harvard University (Michael Albert, Master of Landscape Architecture, Anna Cawrse, Master of Landscape Architecture and Victor Perez Amado, Master of Architecture I AP + Master of Architecture in Urban Design) and  two students from the University of Colorado (Chad Murphy, MBA Real Estate and Alex Atherton, MBA Real Estate).

Apr 11, 2012

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Professor Felipe Correa to lecture in Montevideo

Felipe Correa, Assistant Professor and Director of the Urban Design Program, will speak at Universidad de la República in Montevideo (Uruguay) on April 13th. His lecture will focus on resource extraction within the South American continent and its effects on current urbanization processes.  The lecture will also mark the launch of theSouth America Project Research Workshops to be carried out in Montevideo throughout the next two years.

Apr 9, 2012

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Alex Krieger invited to lecture in China and Israel

Over the GSD Spring Break Alex Krieger lectured at six of China's leading architecture and planning schools including Tsinghua University in Beijing, Tonji University in Shanghai, Dongnan University in Nanjing, Xian University, Harbin University, & Tianjin University.   Additionally, he addressed the staff of the Planning Bureaus of  the cities of Tianjin, Shanghai, Nanjing and Fuzhou about the importance of urban design.  Earlier in March he delivered the Keynote Lecture at the Annual Conference of the Israel Planners Association, on this year's organizing theme of planning large scale urban infrastructure.

Mar 26, 2012

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Zofnass methodology published in Infrastructure Sustainability and Design

Recently released, Infrastructure Sustainability and Design compiles the first two years of research of the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure. The Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure was founded in 2008 by a generous donation from Paul and Joan Zofnass, and is housed at Harvard Graduate School of Design. Its activities are extended to several schools at the University including Public Health, Government, Business, and the Center for the Environment.

Mar 26, 2012

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Karolina Kawiaka (MArch ’94) Nominated for People’s Choice Award

Karolina Kawiaka (MArch '94) has been named a winner in the National Ideas Competition for the Washington Monument grounds. Her design, "The People's Forum," is currently on display at the National Building Museum and will be included in an upcoming show at the Virginia Center for Architecture. View her design, listen to the interview, and vote for it to win the People's Choice Award.

Mar 18, 2012

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Professor Chris Reed to speak at LABASH Conference

Chris Reed (AB '91), Adjunct Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Founding Principal of Stoss Landscape Urbanism, will present a keynote lecture entitled "Landscape and City-Making" at the annual LAbash conference on Friday March 16 in Miami. 

Mar 14, 2012