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Barbara Epstein
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

Karen Abrams on the Problem with Placemaking

Karen Abrams (LF ’17) finds the concept of placemaking has a disturbing resonance with the worst excesses of colonialism: an erasure of the presence and culture of the indigenous population. She contemplates recent developments in Harlem and makes her argument … read more

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Seeking Director of the Small Center

The Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design (formerly the Tulane City Center) is looking for a Director to lead its public interest design organization at Tulane University. Beginning with the leadership of Maurice Cox (LF ’05) before he … read more

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Hillary Brown’s Approach to Infrastuctural Ecologies

Hillary Brown’s second book Infrastructural Ecologies: Alternative Development Models for Emerging Economies was published by MIT Press this June.  In it, Brown and coauthor Byron Stigge propose strategies for developing nations to design water, energy, sanitation, and waste handling services … read more

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Matthew Kiefer to be Honored by BSA

From time to time the Boston Society of Architects recognizes an individual whose contributions to the community are of outstanding significance and value. This year the BSA plans to honor Matthew Kiefer (LF ’96) at its Annual Meeting in December, … read more

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Rob Lane–Democratizing Community Planning

Rob Lane (LF ’09) is eager to share his recent efforts to place community planning into the hands of those who actually use urban spaces. He has just launched the Better Town Toolkit, a web-based community planning resource in the … read more

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ED for EPACenter Arts–Apply by 8/15

The search is on to hire the first permanent Executive Director to lead EPACENTER Arts during its critical early ramp up stage. This dynamic organization was launched in 2014 to increase opportunities for youth in East Palo Alto, a multi-cultural … read more

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Mid-Century Japanese American Designers

Alexandra Lange (LF ’14) will be a featured panelist for a discussion examining the influence of Mid-Century Japanese American Designers, part of Kaneji Domoto at Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonia at AIA NY. When: Monday July 10, 6-9 pm. Where: Center for … read more

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Phil Freelon Podcast

Hear Phil Freelon (LF '90) talk about founding one of the largest African American-owned architecture firms, creating the newest Smithsonian museum, and his passion for designing places where the public can convene. He’s one of the Urban Land Institute’s Leading Voices.

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Maurice Cox: Lessons from Detroit–7/18

For his upcoming talk at the ICA/Boston  “Putting Design to Work: Lessons from Detroit on building resilient cities,” Maurice Cox (LF '05) will unravel how his planning office team is embedding design excellence in Detroit’s recovery and redevelopment. And by … read more

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The 2017 Doebele Fellows

This summer Doebele Community Service Fellows are supporting community engagement and programming for the elderly, advancing community led design-build initiatives, and reanimating derelict neighborhoods. Carissa McLane Connelly (MUP, MDeS ‘18) is working on strategic and project level planning with Emi … read more

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