Topic Urbanism

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MUP students organize panel on Sandy recovery

Elise Baudon and Benjamin Scheerbarth (MUP’14) organized and moderated a panel discussion at Beyond Resilience: Actions Toward a Just Metropolis, the Planners Network annual national conference in New York on June 8. The panel explored the financing model and the social justice implications of post-Sandy recovery in New York City.

Jun 24, 2013

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Felipe Correa on Design in the Latin American City

On May 10, Felipe Correa (associate professor of urban design) moderated the Instrumentality of Design in the Latin American City during the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies advisory committee weekend in Santiago, Chile. The symposium brought together a multi-disciplinary group of Harvard faculty and speakers from throughout Latin America.

Jun 2, 2013

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Jerold Kayden changed her life

Nancy Slotnick writes in the Huffington Post blog that Jerold Kayden (professor of urban planning and design) “literally wrote the book on the POPS”—Publicly Owned Private Spaces—and that talking with him saved her business. Read about it in “How POPS Changed My Life.” Kayden is quoted in another recent Huff Post article “After Oklahoma Tornado, To Rebuild Or Not To Rebuild.”

May 24, 2013

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Creating Resilient Cities: Disaster Field Lab

Students in Joyce Rosenthal’s (assistant professor of urban planning) option studio Creating Resilient Cities: Disaster Field Lab are examining how New York City’s coastal communities can emerge from the devastation of last fall’s superstorm Sandy stronger and more resilient than before.

May 14, 2013

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Plan Downtown Malden: core urban planning studio hits the streets

On an evening in late April, over 100 community members turned out for a public meeting and presentation by students in the 2nd semester core urban planning studio of Plan Downtown Malden, a comprehensive set of recommendations to improve the city center. The studio, led by Ann Forsyth (professor of urban planning), Daniel D'Oca (design critic), Kathryn Madden (design critic in urban planning and design) and Robert Pietrusko (lecturer in landscape architecture and urban planning and design), used Malden’s planning problems as the opportunity to engage advanced level analytical and creative problem-solving and address complex planning concerns.

May 9, 2013