Tag Archives: Economic revitalization

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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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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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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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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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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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 more

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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 … read more

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Detroit Dispatch

When Maurice Cox (LF ’05) assumed leadership of the Detroit Planning Office, he staffed the office to reflect the population it serves. That and a few core principles–go into the neighborhoods, deliver on promises, demonstrate change from the start of … read more

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Leadership Sought for Downtown Toledo Development Corporation

Toledo, Ohio, is experiencing a renaissance, with new riverfront parks and open spaces and investments in entertainment and hospitality contributing to an active, livable, and attractive downtown. The Downtown Toledo Development Corporation, which has played a crucial role in the … read more

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John Peterson Posits a Way Forward

Many progressives are looking for the way to play an effective role in creating social change now that the dismal presidential campaign is over. John Peterson, curator of the Loeb Fellowship, Loeb alum, and founder of Public Architecture, has an answer for … read more

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