At the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD), affordable housing is an urgent concern in the pursuit of healthy, equitable cities. In this video—the first in a series of brief looks at the ways in which topical issues are explored at the GSD—Rahul Mehrotra MAUD ’87, Daniel D’Oca MUP ’02, and Farshid Moussavi MArch…
Category: Urban Planning and Design
On April 12, 2019, during a celebration at the Frances Loeb Library, the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) Alumni Council honored three current students—Chantine Akiyama MArch ’19, Sidra Fatima MUP ’19, and Natalie Wang MDes ’19—with the 2019 Unsung Hero Book Prize.
Dear UPD Alumni,It’s been my great pleasure to connect with so many of you at various GSD alumni gatherings and planning events over the course of the last few years. I am grateful for the support and vitality of our robust alumni community; the GSD is a better place because of your engagement. Despite our global…
Pattern-making is a Tool for Meaningful Change in Toni L. Griffin’s LF ’98 Pursuit of Justice in American Cities
Professor in Practice of Urban Planning Toni L. Griffin is studying Hazelwood as one of four Pittsburgh neighborhoods with students in her master’s level design studio, Patterned Justice: Design Languages for a Just Pittsburgh.
Harvard GSD Establishes Planning, Urban Economics Professorship With Gift from Samuel Plimpton MBA ’77, MArch ’80
The GSD is pleased to announce the establishment of the Plimpton Professorship of Planning and Urban Economics, made possible by a gift from Samuel Plimpton MBA ’77, MArch ’80 and his wife, Wendy Shattuck
With the passing of each academic year, our community has the opportunity to reflect on our many accomplishments and to anticipate and imagine future achievements.
The GSD has recently featured a number of faculty members associated with the planning program.
Alumni Council member Sameh Wahba MUP ’97, PhD ’02, KSGEE ’13 is a true Harvard citizen with his Master in Urban Planning (MUP) degree from the Graduate School of Design (GSD), his PhD from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and completion of the Kennedy School of Government Executive Education’s International Finance Corporation Infrastructure Executive Program.
Ed Meng MUP ’14 is a Senior Program Coordinator, Metropolitan Transportation Commission (San Francisco Bay Area). Hear from him about his time at the GSD and his career path.
John Taylor MUP ’06 is International Project Manager, National Urban Poverty Reduction Programme (NUPRP), UNDP Bangladesh. Hear from him about his time at the GSD and his career path.
Jared Katseff MUP ’15 is Senior Associate, McKinsey & Company, Capital Projects & Infrastructure Practice. Hear from him about his time at the GSD and his career path.
Stephanie Brown MUP ’13 is an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company. Hear from her about her time at the GSD and her career path.
Aldarsaikhan Tuvshinbat MUP ’15 is Senior Program Coordinator, Metropolitan Transportation Commission (San Francisco Bay Area). Hear from her about her time at the GSD and her career path.
Howard Kozloff MUP ’00 is Managing Partner, Agora Partners. Hear from him about memorable moments at the GSD and his career path.
Melissa Alexander MAUD ’13, the 2013 Druker Traveling Fellowship recipient, shares her research on American urbanization in the age of high-speed rail.
As the Director of Planning at the BPDA, Sara Myerson MUP ’11 reflects on the growth and challenges in Boston and her time at the GSD where she learned the value of true collaboration.
The GSD has engaged with the city of St. Louis from various approaches over the past few years—an illustration of the School’s broader commitment to tackling the challenges facing America’s cities.
Neil Brenner, Professor of Urban Theory, has recently published three books that focus on the theoretical, conceptual, and methodological dimensions of urban questions. These include Critique of Urbanization: Selected Essays (Basel: Bauwelt Fundamente Series, Birkhäuser Verlag, 2016), Teoría urbana crítica y políticas de escala (edited and translated by Alvaro Sevilla-Buitrago; Barcelona: Icaria, colección Espacios Críticos,…
Real estate pioneer Stephen M. Ross visits the GSD to discuss his latest megaproject: Hudson Yards, which aims to transform Midtown Manhattan’s far West Side—one of the last undeveloped areas in New York City.
The School’s generous donors are acknowledging the GSD’s leadership in topics related to urbanism and citymaking. Whether through the establishment of a fellowship honoring a former faculty member, or for a student to study affordable housing, or the generous gift of two friends in support of a new design prize in real estate, GSD donors are sustaining the School’s ongoing commitment to the essential challenges facing cities today.
Dean Mohsen Mostafavi recently announced faculty appointments and promotions—all of whom are GSD alumni. The appointments will strengthen the intellectual underpinnings of cutting-edge pedagogy and research at the GSD. In the Architecture Department, Jeannette Kuo MArch ’04 was appointed Assistant Professor in Practice of Architecture. In the Urban Planning Department, the appointments include Daniel D’Oca…
Dana McKinney MArch ’17, MUP ’17, reflects on her spring 2016 studio experience. I am both a designer and a planner, pursuing concurrent degrees in the Architecture and Urban Planning and Design Departments. I came to the GSD because it emphasizes interdisciplinary study. The environment has challenged me, inspired me, and reaffirmed my desire…
Reacting to a St. Louis nonprofit group dedicated to improving the quality of life on the nearly 900 streets across the nation named for King, D’Oca began teaching a new studio course this semester that asks students to use urban planning and design, architecture and landscape architecture to help local residents begin to remake their neighborhoods.
This past summer, the GSD announced the appointment of Diane Davis as Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design. This new role builds on her experience as the Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism, and on her many accolades, which include research fellowships from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the…
New York City-based designer, architect, and urbanist discusses his foray into the fashion industry and talks about his time at the GSD.
Last month, Anita Berrizbeitia MLA ’87 and Diane Davis assumed their new role as Chair of the Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning and Design department, respectively. Read more as Berrizbeitia shares her vision and goals in the GSD’s series profiling leadership within the School and beyond. Stay tuned for an interview with Diane Davis in October.
Harvard architect couple are transforming Boston’s landscape.
The president of AECOM Asia Pacific shares why he’s passionate about urban design, and fondly recalls his time at the GSD.
Conference examines pluses, minuses of having firms bid for interesting work, but with no guarantee of results.
Students, researchers share lessons from Kumbh Mela.
Aided by Harvard experts, officials are tackling housing, pollution, and traffic problems — and solving them.
An interview with the Director of Urban Strategies in the San Francisco office of the global design and consulting firm, Woods Bagot.
Loeb Fellows joined studio students and students in the MDes Critical Conservation program in Agra, India.
The 2010 Master in Urban Planning graduate and Alumni Council member speaks about his life, career trajectory, and time at the GSD.
San Diego-based planner discusses his ties to the GSD while a student at the Harvard Kennedy School.
The GSD showcases this year’s prize winners.