Tag Archives: Progressive planning

2017 Rudy Bruner Award Accepting Applications

Submissions are now being accepted for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, celebrating urban places that are distinguished by quality design and their social and economic contributions to our nation’s cities. Winners offer creative placemaking solutions that transcend the boundaries between architecture, urban … read more

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Meet the 2016-17 Loeb Fellows: Karen Abrams

Karen Abrams is looking to dismantle racism by demystifying planning and land use policy and activating youth to take ownership of their communities. And by introducing people to their neighbors.

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Janelle Chan Joins MBTA as Real Estate Manager

In a sign that the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is committed to transit oriented development, the agency recently announced the hiring of Janelle Chan (LF ’16) as real estate manager. Since 2010, Chan served as executive director of Boston's Asian … read more

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Gil Kelley Heading to Vancouver

Gil Kelley (LF ’10) is on the move again. The City of Vancouver has announced his appointment as chief planner and general manager of the newly created department of Planning, Urban Design, and Sustainability. The City of Vancouver website has … read more

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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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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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Urban Dirt and Design–Chapter 2

Doebele Fellow Charlotte Leib (MLA '18) and Barbara Knecht (LF ‘93) have an aggressive schedule for completing an Urban Farm Design Manual, commissioned by the Urban Farming Institute of Boston. By mid-August, they are aiming to have a full illustrated manuscript, which, when published, will … read more

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Seeking ED for TACC

The American City Coalition, “an independent voice working to improve quality of life and access to opportunities in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty in Boston and throughout the Northeast,” is conducting a nationwide search for an Executive Director. Candidates with a … read more

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Happy Birthday Streetsblog!

Ten years ago, Aaron Naparstek (LF ’12), along with Mark Gorton and videographer Clarence Eckerson, set about to shake up the status quo that privileged motor vehicles over every other form of transportation and put pedestrians and bikers at risk … read more

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Toni Griffin: Quest for the Just City

Now that the term has ended and the graduation dust has settled, Cara Michel (MUP ’16, LOEBlogger, activist, 2015 Doebele Fellow) caught up with Toni Griffin (LF ’98) to see how her first year on faculty at the GSD has … read more

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