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Barbara Epstein
Barbara Epstein is a writer, editor and consultant working with nonprofit, academic and community organizations. Her former roles include program administrator of the Coexistence Program at Brandeis University, senior program associate at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leadership Program, analyst at Abt Associates and clinical social worker and program administrator. She is past president of the Arsenal Center for the Arts and led the organization from development through successful start-up of operations. She is also an artist with a studio in Watertown.
Posts by Barbara Epstein

Beyond Mesas and Mountains

This year is the centennial of the National Park Service. From his new perch as the general superintendent of the National Parks of Boston, Michael Creasey (LF '10) sees a wealth of historic and natural treasures throughout the city. He discusses their particular … read more

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LGBT Freedom Trail in San Francisco

When journalist Elizabeth Zach set out to trace the sites of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history in San Francisco she found Donna Graves (LF ’10) a worthy tour guide. Graves, a public historian with the National Park Service, has … read more

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Principles of Ethical Redevelopment

At the University of Chicago Place Lab, close examination of Theaster Gates’s (LF '11) work on Chicago’s South Side is yielding a set of Principles of Ethical Redevelopment for “shifting the value system

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Power to the People

Successful community engaged design requires both empowerment and disruption, writes Toni Griffin (LF '98) on the National Endowment for the Arts blog. Griffin, the founder of Urban Planning for the American City, partnered with the Surdna Foundation and the NEA to … read more

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Edward Morris and Susannah Saylor Win 2016 Awards

This year Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris (LF ’09) have received 2 significant honors for their work addressing climate change, extinction, food systems, and water resources. They are recipients of the 8th Annual Art/Act Award and Exhibition from the David … read more

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The Art of Urban Planning, Newark Style

Residents are flocking to the Newark Public Library to pore over a vast scale model that represents their homes, schools, businesses, and other familiar places in present day Newark. Dedicated to Every Block in Newark, an exhibition celebrating the 350th … read more

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Birnbaum on the Presidential Library Site

Charles Birnbaum (LF '98) responds to the announcement that the Obamas have settled on Jackson Park in Chicago for the site of the presidential library. He's not neutral. Read his blog in the Huffington Post: "The Obama Library Is Going in … read more

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Doebele Fellow in DC

For his Doebele Fellowship, Andrés Quinche (MUP, MLA '19) has been working with the District of Columbia Office of Planning’s Urban Design team on several projects, one of which is exploring the historical significance and impact of building projections and architectural articulations. … read more

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Theaster Gates: How to Build a House Museum, 7/21-10/30

To inaugurate Theaster Gates's (LF '11) new exhibit, How to Build a House Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto is throwing a free house party today from 8 p.m. to midnight. The party will feature a preview of the exhibition and a performance by celebrated … read more

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Brett Moore, After the Fellowship

Some Loebs take a little time to decide their next move when the Loeb Fellowship year concludes. For Brett Moore (LF '16), opportunity came knocking midway through the year, and he credits the Fellowship with helping him know he was … read more

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