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 •  December 12

As Mimi Zeiger observes in Metropolis, natural disasters occupy our cultural consciousness with mounting regularity and intensity. These scenarios appear to be increasing in frequency, and advances in media technology mean they are documented, shared, and discussed with greater speed and spread. With an eye toward the intersection of...

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 •  November 9

Taking a walk through Harvard Forest is like stepping back in time. Eighteenth century stone walls spotted with lichen reveal the land's agricultural past. They tell the story of many failed attempts to tame and divide the land, and of the forest's dogged will to persist. Every now and then, sunlight strikes through the dense canopy, creating a...

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 •  November 8

Among the four projects that Design Biennial Boston selected to adorn Boston’s Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway this summer and fall are works by Assistant Professor of Architecture Jennifer Bonner’s MALL and teaching fellow Daniel Ibañez’s Margen-Lab. Aiming to foster a rising generation of talented practitioners and to engage the public with...

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 •  November 6

The nation's systems of producing, delivering, and consuming food are complex and intertwined. Consider, for example, that United States farms use 520,000 gallons of water per acre per year for irrigation, and lose 1.7 billion tons of topsoil each year, to grow the food that Americans eat. Of that food, more than...

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 •  October 28

A variety of Harvard Graduate School of Design faculty and alumni have found themselves honored by the annual LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction, an international competition that seeks projects and visions in sustainable construction irrespective of scale. The LafargeHolcim Awards are administered by the LafargeHolcim Foundation...

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 •  October 25

2017 is on track to break the record—set in 2015—for total acres burned by wildfires in the United States. This fall’s wildfires in Northern California made explicit the intersection between this intensifying risk and the constant of suburban development, especially as that development continues into fire-prone regions. How might risk-minded...

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 •  October 12

Metropolis magazine includes three Harvard Graduate School of Design publications among its “25 Architecture and Design Books to Read This Fall,” an annual feature. The three GSD honorees span the publications department’s diverse output, including an entry from its Studio Reports series, the latest installment in its Incidents series, and a...

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 •  October 11

Two Harvard University Graduate School of Design alumni are among the 24 recipients of the 2017 MacArthur Fellowship, commonly known as the “MacArthur Genius” grant. The two honorees, landscape architect Kate Orff (MLA '97) and designer and urban planner Damon Rich (LF ’07), will each receive a $625,000 award to be paid out over five years. The...

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 •  October 3

Open to accomplished practitioners and scholars working in fields related to the built environment—application deadline is November 14 Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) announces the 2018 cycle of the Richard Rogers Fellowship, a residency program based at the Wimbledon House, which was designed by Lord Rogers in the late 1960s....

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 •  September 28

A team of Harvard University Graduate School of Design landscape architecture students and recent graduates has been honored with a 2017 American Society of Landscape Architects (ALSA) Student Award in the Residential Design Category. Current MLA student William Baumgardner (MLA ’18) joins Chenyuan Gu (MLA ’17) and Dandi Zhang (MLA ’17) among a...