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.
"’¿Hay más cosas que yo debería saber y no sé?’ (‘Are there more things that I should know and don't know?’) Sometimes life decides otherwise and your #plans get scattered away. For me, the ironic thing about studying planning was that it was entirely unplanned. After a tumultuous year looking for a fresh start, I moved to Mexico City and it ended up being the perfect environment for me to reflect upon my understanding of cities and urbanism. I was thrust into the evolving world of public spaces, water infrastructure, and spatial politics. Inspired, I came to Harvard to build upon this momentum through hands-on learning and real-world projects. Masterplanning for Fitchburg and Framingham. Emergency preparedness operations in East Boston. Transit design options in New York and Jakarta. Public finance strategies in Detroit and Philadelphia. Affordable housing in Cleveland and Toronto. As a planner, you come across so many changes in opportunities and future outcomes. Harvard has given me the tools, the knowledge, and the confidence to step into the unknown.” - Class of 2018 MUP Edward Lamson (Toronto, Canada) on his #Path2MUP. #harvardgsd#urbanplanning
Second-year MUPs in Prof. Toni Griffin’s option studio - Urban Disobedience: 99 Provocations to Disrupt Injustice in St. Louis - showed off some of their creations this afternoon during their mid-semester review! #urbanplanning#socialjustice#harvardgsd @ Harvard Graduate School of Design
Congratulations to the whole @harvardxdesign team for a job well done at the #influencexdesign conference this past weekend! Every day is a great day to hear the world’s leading thinkers and doers discuss the role of design across scales from individuals and communities to organizations and systems. #harvardgsd#design@harvardgsd @ Harvard Graduate School of Design
First- and second-year MUPs attended this weekend’s Conference on Poverty and Inequality at the @harvardkennedyschool. Co-hosted by Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, topics discussed included affordable housing, early childhood development, K-12 education, and extreme poverty/joblessness. Just one of many amazing cross-Harvard opportunities for interdisciplinary learning and collaboration!