Tag Archives: Loeb Fellow

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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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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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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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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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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