2017 Journalists Forum: Cities Must Go It Alone

Armando Carbonell (LF ’93), Anthony Flint (LF ’01), and Greta Byrum (LF ’17) were among the writers, editors, and thought leaders who joined the 2017 Journalists Forum earlier this month at the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy. Read the Lincoln House Blog and the San Diego Union-Tribune for the wrap up. read more

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Job Opportunity: Team Better Block Project Planner

Better Block projects are temporary block level interventions that demonstrate a series of rapid fixes in communities across the US. The organization is seeking a project planner who will play a crucial role in collaboratively growing the firm and its impact. The position, in Boston or Dallas, is very hands-on; it calls for flexibility, creativity, and the ability to manage people and conflict. Read about it.

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Job Opportunity: University of Utah Director of Campus Planning

The University of Utah Department of Capital Projects seeks a Director of Campus Planning to lead planning efforts on this rapidly growing campus of nearly 50,000 people in Salt Lake City. Stephen Goldsmith (LF ’00), who is on the City and Metropolitan Planning faculty, forwarded the announcement. The search will remain open until the position fills.

See the posting.

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Job Opportunity: Detroit Director of Parks and Open Space

The City of Detroit is a seeking a Director of Parks and Open Space to oversee the city’s 5,000 acres of parkland and lead an effort to reimagine and expand the park system in Detroit. This is an unprecedented opportunity to create new green spaces, revitalize neighborhoods, and establish new links between communities to make Detroit one of the greenest cities in the country. Don’t wait–the opening was posted a month ago.

Read the posting and apply online.

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Resilient Networks NYC wins APA Smart Cities Award

Resilient Networks NYC, a project developed by current Loeb Greta Byrum, has won a 2017 American Planning Association Smart Cities Award in the Technology Division. In response to the destructive effects of Hurricane Sandy on fragile communities in the NYC metropolitan area, Resilient Networks created a partnership model and curriculum modules to train local residents to design and build a digital and social support infrastructure of local wireless networks. Learn more about the award and the project.

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Tony Pangaro, Architect of a Renaissance

Tony Pangaro’s (LF '75) “ fingerprints are all over the gleaming bookend towers that signal and support Downtown Crossing’s soaring renewal.” So says a recent Boston Globe column that celebrates the path of that success and Pangaro’s role in it. Read about it. read more

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Ian Lockwood’s Humor Weapon

We learned that Streetsblog has a new contributor from the Loeb class of 2012: “Transportation engineer Ian Lockwood is not only a leading voice within the profession for safer, multi-modal streets, he’s also an amateur cartoonist known for skewering the absurdity in the modern transportation industry.” Streetsblog will be featuring Lockwood’s cartoons every month.

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Francis Kéré: An Architect Between

This week a special event at the Harvard Graduate School of Design celebrated the work of Burkinabe architect Diébédo Francis Kéré, who has become known for his emphasis on community focused, collaborative, and environmentally sensitive design. A screening of several short films examined Kéré’s design process and philosophy and looked at his work through the eyes of those who use and build them. Following the screenings, Loeb Rahel Shawl, participated in a panel discussion with Daniel Schwartz, the director of three of the films read more

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Landscape Architecture in Latin America: Unpacking Theory, Practice, and Agency

Ana María Durán (LF ’11) will be one of the featured speakers read more

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Architecture Film Soirée: “Francis Kéré: An Architect Between”

The architect Diébédo Francis Kéré has combined European architectural knowledge with traditional West African building techniques to improve social, economic, and political environments in his native Burkina Faso and other countries. Tomorrow a program of short films about his work will be followed by a discussion with one of the filmmakers, Daniel Schwartz, and scholars from Harvard and beyond, including current Loeb Rahel Shawl.

When: Tuesday, April 11, 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: Piper Auditorium

More details here. read more

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