Topic Urbanism

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Jeanne Gang’s compelling vision for Prentice Hospital

In the midst of a battle that has pitted Northwestern University’s expansion against preservation of the historic (albeit quirky) Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago, Jeanne Gang (MArch ’93) has come up with an elegant solution. Her design for a tower atop the existing structure adds the research space the university needs, pays homage to a unique landmark and forges a “third way” beyond a seemingly insoluble conundrum. Read “A Vision to Avoid Demolition for a ’70s Pioneer” by critic Michael Kimmelman in the NY Times. Illustration by Jay Hoffman, courtesy of Studio Gang Architects

Oct 26, 2012

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A hive of activity atop Gund

GSD students recently harvested the first honey from the beehive located on the roof of Gund Hall. The bees have been on the roof since spring 2011 thanks to Connie Migliazzo (MLA I ‘13) and Hallie Chen (MArch I ‘12) who started the hive and Melissa Alexander (MAUD ’13) and Ben Ruswick (MArch I ‘15) who help to maintain it. The honey will be raffled off on October 26 to benefit a local community garden.

Oct 24, 2012

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Felipe Correa traces a Line in the Andes

Felipe Correa’s (director of the Urban Design Degree Program) new publication, A Line in the Andes, examines the transformative role of the first underground metro line currently under construction in Quito, Ecuador. It sets the stage for well-informed design deliberations regarding the urban future Quito deserves.

Oct 22, 2012

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Eric Höwelers new American Dream

Eric Höweler (assistant professor of architecture) and his firm Höweler + Yoon Architecture took top prize in the Audi Urban Future Award 2012 for “Shareway 2030, a reimagining of the Boston to Washington metropolitan region.

Oct 21, 2012

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Museum Without Walls: Boston

The major sights of Boston, as well as tidbits of history and arcane lore are as close as your smartphone with a new app that just rolled out thanks to 4 GSD students. Ingrid Bengtson (MArch ’15), Sayli Korgaonkar (MArch ’14), Eduardo M. Llinas-Messeguer (MAUD ’13) and Josh Schecter (MArch ’15) helped CultureNOW create walking tours, photos and podcasts for the Museum Without Walls.

Oct 21, 2012

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GSD students make Park(ing) Day a success

GSD students transformed a parking space on Cambridge Street into a miniature park for national Park(ing) Day on September 21. It quickly filled with community members who stopped to talk, play music and eat free ice cream.

Oct 2, 2012

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MUPs attend APA Conference

MUPs mingled with planning professionals at the Southern New England American Planning Association conference last month in Hartford, where they attended sessions on sustainability, transportation, land use, and public participation.

Oct 2, 2012

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Michael Ezban (MLA ’13) presents at DredgeFest

This Friday, September 28, Michael Ezban (MLA 1 AP ’13) will be a panelist at the DredgeFest NYC symposium. Ezban was invited based on research and design work he produced with Jana Vandergoot (MLA 1 AP ’13) at the GSD. The 2-day gathering of policymakers, designers, theorists and industry experts presents the latest technology and interventions designed to deal with sediment production. 

Sep 24, 2012