Tag Archives: Climate resilience

Johnstown Riverwall Charrette

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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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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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 … read more

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Enterprise Climate and Cultural Resilience RFP: by 3/31

Enterprise has issued a call for proposals for projects that use the tools of creative placemaking to build both cultural resilience and climate resilience. Five Climate and Cultural Resilience grants of $100,000 each will be made to support activities undertaken … read more

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Meet the 2016-17 Loeb Fellows: Pallavi Mande

Pallavi Mande was raised in a culture that is intertwined with water, and she's come full circle to advocate for protecting our water resources.

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Urban Park Rebirth

Charles Birnbaum likes what he sees as he surveys the state of urban parks. He characterized some of his current favorites, which he called “new,” “radical,” even “revolutionary,” in a recent article for the Huffington Post. We are experiencing a … read more

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Announcing the 2017 Loeb Fellows

The Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design is pleased to announce the 2017 class of Loeb Fellows. This year’s diverse group of outstanding professionals is disrupting political exclusion in refugee camps, overturning longstanding social inequities in rust-belt … read more

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LivableStreets Seeking Emerald Network Program Manager

LivableStreets is seeking a Program Manager to provide effective coordination and implementation of the Emerald Network Initiative. The Initiative builds on Boston’s greenway legacy to create a seamless 200 mile greenway network across Boston and its inner suburbs–an urban recreation and … read more

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Tracy Metz Scores a "Grote" Win in Holland

Tracy Metz (LF ’07) said she was “flabbergasted” recently when the mayor of Rotterdam called to say she’d won the country’s 2016 Grote Rotterdam-Maaskant Prize, the Netherlands’s most important award for contributions to stimulating the debate on architecture, landscape and urbanism. The … read more

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Innovation from Crisis: A Permanent Shelter Project in Somalia

LOEBlogger Carly James was “thrown into the deep end” to lead an impact evaluation of World Vision Somalia’s long term shelter work in the state of Puntland. Her work is on display at the Design for Recovery: Fieldwork in Nepal & … read more

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