Tag Archives: Progressive planning

Job Opportunity: Team Better Block Project Planner

Better Block projects are temporary block level interventions that demonstrate a series of rapid fixes in communities across the US. The organization is seeking a project planner who will play a crucial role in collaboratively growing the firm and its … read more

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Matthew Kiefer on Planning in the New Millennium

Matthew Kiefer (LF ’96) celebrates the end of urban planning “as we knew it” in a recent opinion piece in the Boston Globe. He hails new strategies–like planned incrementalism, value capture, public-private partnerships, and harnessing market forces–that lead to more livable, more … read more

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Housing and Caring for an Aging Population

How do we house and care for an aging population?   On Monday evening, over 50 attendees gathered at the Harvard Graduate School of Design to hear about one of the most urgent issues of the coming decades: Housing Policy … read more

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Regional Planning How-To

How does a nonprofit nongovernmental organization with influence but no authority go about mapping the future of the largest metropolitan area in the US? Next fall the Regional Plan Association will unveil a new plan for the tri-state NY metropolitan … read more

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Rapid Urbanization in African Cities

Loeb Rahel Shawl is a proselytizer: for her beloved continent of Africa and for the power of good design to harness the benefits of explosive growth for real people. She shared her passion with Harvard Graduate School of Design students in … read more

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Building 20 Minute Neighborhoods in Detroit

Maurice Cox (LF ’05) may be leading the charge for change and regrowth as director of the Detroit Planning office, but he’s backed by a dynamic team, anchored by Loeb colleagues Kimberly Driggins (’16), director of strategic development, and Steve … 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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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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Loebs Join the RBA Selection Committee

The Rudy Bruner Award has announced its 2017 selection committee, and 2 Loebs round out the panel of urban experts: Deidre Schmidt (LF ’08) and Kimberly Driggins (LF ’16). Learn more about this year’s committee and the award application process.

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Barrier Removal in the Tenderloin

During the 2016 Bay Area Study Tour, journalist Clair Enlow (LF '02) toured San Francisco’s Tenderloin District with a mobile workshop and a knowledgeable guide, and learned how intentional planning strategies have ensured that this diverse neighborhood has remained one … read more

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