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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

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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To Get to a Rudy Bruner Award Winner

The Rudy Bruner Award winner will be announced in June, and in the meantime the RBA team is on the road, visiting finalists before deliberations. Recently they were in New Orleans to get an up-close view of Iberville Offsite Rehabs, historic … read more

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Johnstown Riverwall Charrette–an Alumni Council Grant

The economic decline that accompanied the collapse of the steel industry in western Pennsylvania has been a persistent problem for the flood-prone city of Johnstown, where Thaddeus Pawlowski (LF '15) grew up. But city leaders committed to revitalization have been shifting their … read more

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Introducing the 2018 Loeb Fellows

The Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design is pleased to announce the incoming class of 2018. Each year the Fellowship selects a group of exceptional midcareer practitioners whose work has influenced the built and natural environment, for a year … read more

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Design Trust for Public Space Wins 2017 National Design Award

The Cooper Hewitt has announced the 2017 winners of the National Design Awards, and honored for Corporate and Institutional Achievement is the Design Trust for Public Space, Susan Chin’s (LF ’00) organization “at the forefront of shaping New York City’s … read more

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Charles McKinney to be Honored–6/7

Charles McKinney (LF '94) will be receiving the Robert M. Morgenthau Citizenship Award at the Riverside Park Conservancy's Spring Gala on June 7. Get all the details and be on hand to celebrate his great achievements.

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Celebrating Phil Freelon

Community leaders and friends of Phil Freelon (LF ’90) came out in force on April 25 in Durham, North Carolina, to fete the celebrated architect and support research at the Duke University ALS Clinic. You can hear a snippet with Nnenna Freelon’s … read more

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Matthew Keifer and Andrew Howard at BSA Foundation Fulfilling the Promise Series–May 10

Don’t miss Implementation, the final event in the Boston Society of Architects’ discussion series Fulfilling the Promise: Community Building and the Emerald Necklace, taking place next Wednesday, May 10. The discussion, moderated by Matthew Kiefer (LF ’96), will cover tactical urbanism, … read more

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Work in the Comeback City, the Realities of Futuring in Detroit

Please join us for the Annual Loeb Fellowship Lecture: Work in the Comeback City, the Realities of Futuring in Detroit Speaker: Steve Lewis (LF '07), Urban Design Director, Central District, Detroit Department of Planning and Development When: Friday, May 5, 2017, 6:30 pm … read more

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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 … read more

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