Tag Archives: Participatory planning

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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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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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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Putting the Public in Public Parks

When Charles McKinney (LF ’94) and the NYC Parks Department opened the door to other people's ideas in Riverside Park, they learned that neighbors were very motivated when they were implementing their own plans. The trick was to shape the … read more

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Detroit Collaborative Design Center Earns Whitney Young Award

For 23 years the Detroit Collaborative Design Center has worked to bring the voices of all citizens to bear on the design of cities. From its base in the School of Architecture at the University of Detroit Mercy, DCDC’s teams … read more

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A Creative, Political, Pedagogic ACT!

While finishing the last semester of her MLA, blogger Azzura Cox reflected on recent highlights of the term (besides being named a 2016 National Olmsted Scholar), including the ambitious conference organized by Alejandro Echeverri, ACT! People Design Politics, Politics Design People. 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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Power, Politics and Community: Balancing Competing Interests 4/4

Learning from Practice Seminar Series When: April 4, 12-1 pm Where: Gund, Room 124 When working with communities there are always multiple interests that must be carefully understood and navigated to get the best outcomes for those who need it most. … read more

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Healing from Within

An exhibit at the Royal Institute of British Architecture in London is finding the opportunity in catastrophe, showing the ways architects have responded to disasters over time. In a CityLab article about the show, Loeb Fellow Brett Moore talks about the … read more

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