HUPO serves the urban planning students at the GSD by organizing a wide variety of events and resources to enhance the educational and professional development of Master of Urban Planning (MUP) students.
We’re proud to stand with our women faculty members to continue to advocate for a more equitable, safe, and transparent Graduate School of Design.
A Statement by Women Faculty at the Graduate School of Design. Over the past several weeks, I have been very proud of our students at the GSD for taking the lead and demanding action. @womenindesign
Current MUP student, @emilymmarsh is presenting her research - titled "Building Equity into Resiliency Planning" - at the @americanplanningassociation conference this weekend in New Orleans. If you're interested in equity, resiliency planning, or (ideally) the nexus of the two, consider attending this session! Monday at 10:15am in R02 at the New Orleans Convention Center. #NPC18
“My name is Justin Rose, and I hail from Durham, North Carolina. I went to N.C. State University to study civil engineering, but after some twists and turns I ended up in sociology. I distinctly remember one of my professors telling the class that sociologists are really good at analyzing social problems, but not so good at solving them. This dilemma prompted me to explore community organizing as a theory and practice of social change, and after graduating I moved to Boston to work as an organizer through a fellowship that supported me with housing and leadership development training. My organization worked to empower low-income senior citizens to fight and advocate for themselves regarding issues of access to healthcare, housing, and paratransit. Our membership base became for me a unique and inspiring extended family of grandparents, all of whom were spending their golden years as full-time activists. Working with them taught me a lot about the nuances of leadership and strategy as well as the importance of building political power. It was also my front seat to learning about urban issues and the role of planning and the built environment in structuring opportunities for people to survive and thrive. I became fascinated by local politics and the role of the planner, and so I began researching urban planning graduate programs to enhance my professional training. The GSD stood out to me for its rich design education resources and location in the Boston-area academic network. I have spent my time here trying to understand when and how community organizing and urban planning intersect, and broadly how to foster democratic processes in the public sector. As I enter my final semester I have been reflecting on the enriching and intense journey, and I find myself feeling especially grateful for my fellow MUP classmates who have contributed to a real sense of community at the school.” - Class of 2018 MUP Justin Rose (Durham, NC) on his #Path2MUP. #harvardgsd#urbanplanning