Risk and Resilience is a concentration track, part of Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s Master in Design Studies program. It is co-coordinated by Diane Davis, Professor of Urbanism and Development, and Joyce Klein Rosenthal, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning.
Image excerpted from design-based research by George H. Gard within the course ‘Cities and Environmental Change.’ For full sequence of maps click here.
OPEN LETTER FROM RISK AND RESILIENCE COORDINATORS
Diane Davis, Professor of Urbanism and Development
Joyce Klein Rosenthal, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning
Have you thought about the fact that cities around the world are facing unpredictable challenges (natural disasters, long-term environmental change, public health crises, extreme social inequity, and violence) in increasing intensity?
Risk and Resilience, a concentration area within the Master in Design Studies, takes an anticipatory approach to spatial planning, providing communities, systems, and sites with tools to effectively prepare for, cope with, and manage rapid change and the spatial, social and economic vulnerabilities it produces. The program equips students with the critical skills and methodologies to define and develop new, preemptive forms of practice. Grounded in the physical, students work with populations and sites that are prone to socio-political conflict and environmental change.
This post-professional program is research-oriented and widely trans-disciplinary, working across Urban Planning and Design, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Public Policy and Public Health. Students construct their own program of study from course offerings at the GSD as well as from the Harvard Kennedy School, the School of Public Health, Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Harvard Humanitarian Institute, or other departments in the University.
THE FOLLOWING FIVE POSTS ARE PART OF A LARGER RESEARCH PROJECT SUPPORTED BY THE HARVARD CLUB OF NEW YORK CITY← Back