Photos from lab member Emma Lucken’s summer of field research on bicycle policy in Europe. Emma (top left) is an Environmental Science and Public Policy concentrator at Harvard who is completing her thesis in the Social Agency Lab. Emma’s research focuses on a comparison of bicycle policy in the Netherlands, Denmark and the United States. For a list of recently completed lab theses, please see this link.
Social Agency Lab Research Fellow Julia Cadaval Martins co-organizes an upcoming conference on Drought Policy at Harvard. The conference will be held on September 27. To register please visit this link. Speakers will include, among others: Carlos Nunes of Brazil’s National Water Agency, James Westcoat from MIT’s Department of Architecture, Erwin De Nys from the World Bank, Peter Rogers from Harvard University and Eduardo Martins from the Ceara Foundation for Meteorological and Hydrological Resources.
GSD Design Labs open house, Monday, October 21st at 5:30pm. Join us at 42 Kirkland Street.
The GSD Social Agency Lab’s Michael Hooper publishes on the politics of renting and its relationship to urban development in Africa. The article, which appears in the July issue of International Planning Studies, is entitled “Moving Beyond ‘Community’ Participation: Perceptions of Renting and the Dynamics of Participation Around Urban Development in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.” It was written with Jenny Cadstedt, of Sweden’s Red Cross University. Please click here to see the article
Catinca Dobrescu sends us a video from the 2012 opening of the exhibition entitled “Participation: Empowerment in Practice”. The first Social Agency Lab exhibition, this was a student-led effort that documented case studies featuring outstanding examples of public participation from around the world. The exhibition venue was Harvard’s Loeb Library. Speakers are Andres Lepik, Professor of Architectural History and Curatorial Practice at the Technical University of Munich, Michael Hooper, Director of the Social Agency Lab, and Victor Negrete, a graduate of the GSD’s urban planning program.