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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.
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Pop-up Resource Village a Finalist for Creative Placemaking Fund

Pop-up Resource Village is mobile and temporary structures that can lessen the economic and social isolation many communities face. It’s “pop-up” civic resources–education, services, culture, and entrepreneurship opportunities–that are necessary to enable under-resourced communities to thrive. And it’s one of … read more

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Mark Lamster on Cookie Cutter Ballparks

If you are a fan of the podcast “99% Invisible,” you might have heard Mark Lamster (LF '17) recently weighing in on the tradition and collapse of ballpark design. If not, give a listen to “In the Same Ballpark”–Lamster appears around … read more

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Neal Morris’s Iberville Rehabs Wins Rudy Bruner Silver

The site visits are completed, the selection committee has ruled, and word is out that Redmoon Restoration and Development, headed by Neal Morris (LF ’10), has taken a silver Rudy Bruner Award. It’s 26 historic homes turned into jewel-like residences for … read more

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Life is a Kids’ Soccer Game

Anthony Flint’s (LF '01) reasons for being a soccer coach, despite being “the least suited person imaginable for the job,” are something parents will understand. It’s humbling. Read more.

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Charles Birnbaum, ASLA Honor Recipient

The American Society of Landscape Architects has announced the 2017 Honor Recipients and Charles Birnbaum (LF '98) is one. The jury lauded The Cultural Landscape Foundation that Birnbaum founded, "a powerful vehicle that is an important advocate for the profession." … read more

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Landslide 2017: Call for Nominations

Combat the growing threat to public parks and open space. The Cultural Landscape Foundation has issued a call for nominations for the 2017 Landslide. This year's theme–Open Season on Open Space–calls attention to those cultural landscapes that are threatened by new construction … read more

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Boston Harbor Now Seeks Planning Director

Boston Harbor Now, an exciting new civic organization in Boston, is looking for a Director of Planning who will lead the organization’s planning work to develop a comprehensive plan for Boston Harbor. The aim is a 21st century guide to addressing … read more

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Alex Marshall Remembers Eduard Sekler

The death of Eduard Sekler this month prompted Alex Marshall (LF '00) to reflect on the gift of a great teacher and the mystery of how knowledge and love of subject are passed along. Read “Great Teachers of Architecture and … read more

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Jim Stockard: Why affordable housing needs to be a right, not a privilege

If any people still have doubts that a right to housing is a good idea, Jim Stockard’s (LF '78) opinion piece for the TED community will set them straight. He thinks national Chapter 40B legislation is called for. Read his urgent … read more

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The Owl is a Phoenix–Arif Khan’s experiment in rural placemaking

What happens when two “liberal elite” Muslims open a bar in Trump territory? It’s a question to which Arif Khan (LF ’16) and his wife Sabeen Hasan are finding answers since they fell in love with an abandoned country wayside … read more

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