A Discussion with Jaime Lerner: Unpacking Urban Acupuncture

Former mayor of Curitiba, Brazil, and visionary urbanist Jaime Lerner joined GSD students, faculty, and the Harvard community for a lively discussion on “urban acupuncture.” Lerner was accompanied by Stephen Goldsmith, a Loeb Fellow from 2000 with a varied background as an urban planner, housing developer and artist. read more

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Peter Park: Helping Cities Happen Well

Peter ParkPeter Park (LF ’12 and GSD design critic in urban planning and design) leveraged his Loeb Fellowship to make the leap from the public sector to consulting and academia, including teaching at the GSD. He talks about his work and successes and the satisfactions of engaging people in planning for our collective future in an interview with Planetizen. Read “Q&A: A Career at the Cutting Edge of Long Range Planning.” read more

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Jonathan Rose on the Entwinement of Housing and Well-Being

It is rare that Piper Auditorium is filled with men and women wearing business suits. It is rarer still when one of them, a leader in real estate, stands before his fellows and for nearly an hour speaks about the importance of cognitive health in the lives of affordable housing recipients, while evoking particle physics to inspire his peers to develop more socially supportive housing. At the 15th annual Dunlop Lecture on September 29, Jonathan F. P. Rose gave a stirring lecture entitled, “The Entwinement of Housing and Well-Being.” read more

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Loebs Laying Groundwork for Future New Orleans

The Future Ground design competition has announced the 3 teams selected to create design and policy strategies for the reuse of vacant land in New Orleans. Two of the teams include Loebs: Ann Yoachim (LF ’13) is a member of Team Stoss, and current Loeb Marc Norman is on Team PaD. read more

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Aging + Place: Insights on Design and Policy

The Joint Center for Housing Studies brought together a range of perspectives for “Aging and Place: Designing Housing & Communities for Aging Populations,” a half-day conference at the GSD. Students, faculty, and community members gathered to hear from panelists covering innovative design practices, much needed policies, and new perspectives on age and aging. read more

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Anthony Flint Looks Back at the Architect of Tomorrow

Anthony Flint (LF ’01), fellow and director of public affairs at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy , could be spotted quite frequently at Gund Hall over the past 2 years in the subterranean depths of Loeb Library Special Collections. He has been researching his narrative biography of Le Corbusier, and the official publication date is November 4. Modern Man: The Life of Le Corbusier, Architect of Tomorrow explores the original star architect's singular journey of genius read more

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Loebs at ABX Boston

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Artist's Eye View of New Orleans

Photographer Peter Vanderwarker (LF '97) documented the recent Loeb Fall Study Tour to New Orleans with a photo essay. The pictures tell the story.

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Robin Chase On Point

To a discussion of the future of automotive transport which was largely focussed on new technology, fuel efficiency and self driving in personal vehicles, Robin Chase (LF ’05) brought her refreshing optimism about how crowd sharing and multimodal transport are here to stay–and grow. She joins the On Point conversation at about 19 minutes in.

Photo by Felix Kramer (CalCars)
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Fire of Peace

Helen Marriage (LF ‘13) has used art and spectacle to change the way people think about the places they live, work and play. The recent success of her London-based creative company, Artichoke, was the Lumiere light festival in the Northern Irish city of Derry~Londonderry last winter, which attracted over 350 thousand people. Underneath this work lies a more ambitious mission: to confront the longstanding divisions that prevent coming together as a community in Northern Ireland. Now she has a new big idea and her medium is fire.

You can bring her new project to life by participating in the Kickstarter campaign. read more

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