Tag Archives: Resilience

Johnstown Riverwall Charrette–an Alumni Council Grant

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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Architecture Film Soirée: “Francis Kéré: An Architect Between”

The architect Diébédo Francis Kéré has combined European architectural knowledge with traditional West African building techniques to improve social, economic, and political environments in his native Burkina Faso and other countries. Tomorrow a program of short films about his work will … 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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Academics + Practitioners = Better Cities: ACSA Workshop 3/22

If you’re attending the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Meeting in Detroit March 23-25, make time for the preconference workshop Avenues of Exchange: Professionals, Educators and Communities Building Equitable, Healthy, and Resilient Cities on March 22. A number of Loebs … read more

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Greta Byrum Sounds an Alarm

What does the protest over the Standing Rock oil pipeline have to do with a potential merger between AT&T and Time Warner, or with building a national disaster response communication system? Loeb Greta Byrum sees the connection and warns about … read more

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2016 SF Bay Area Study Tour in Photos

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Meet the 2016-17 Loeb Fellows: Emi Kiyota

Emi Kiyota reminds us that elders are resources and assets, and that the one thing we all have in common is getting old.

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Elders Supporting Community

Greta Byrum is getting to know her Loeb cohort, and already she’s discovered that Emi Kiyota is way out ahead of FEMA in generating resilience strategies to support social infrastructure that meets the needs of communities and of vulnerable residents … read more

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Brett Moore, After the Fellowship

Some Loebs take a little time to decide their next move when the Loeb Fellowship year concludes. For Brett Moore (LF '16), opportunity came knocking midway through the year, and he credits the Fellowship with helping him know he was … read more

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Seeking Deputy Director for Resilient Communities

New America’s Resilient Communities program is seeking a Deputy Director to manage the program’s initiatives. Resilient Communities strengthens the work of local groups and leaders confronting systemic inequities, building opportunities, and adapting to the risks and stresses caused by climate … read more

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