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.
“I came to the GSD after spending three years working with an NGO that built pre-fab schools and community centers for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. As the son of refugees, I had an instinctive calling to work on the relief efforts taking place in wake of the Syrian conflict. My work dealt with the embryonic stages of community building, which led me to an interest in urban planning. Now that I’m at the GSD, I hope to gain the necessary training to work on large scale infrastructural projects, as well as master planning of tourism sites. The GSD seemed like the place where ideas are put into action, rather than just discussed. As someone who learns by experience, I’ve found ample opportunities to pursue my visions – whether in research or in working with a client on a project, such as the joint collaboration HKS/GSD Community Development Project that I’m a part of.” - Class of 2019 MUP Firas Suqi (Chicago, IL) on his #Path2MUP
Happy Halloween from HUPO! Loving the entire first-year core studio dressed in greyscale today in honor of studio instructor David Gamble and his love for the monochromatic. #fiftyshadesofgrey#halloween#harvardgsd